Using the Simple Membership Plugin you can offer multiple free memberships on a single site. This will include creating a page for each free membership that you wish to offer. You can then link these pages to one single ‘Join Us‘ page where you describe what is included in each membership. This gives your potential members the choice of which free membership they would like to sign up to.
What is a Free Membership
A free membership is when you give users access to one or more of your membership level(s) for free.
How to Offer Multiple Free Memberships
You can offer a ‘Free Membership’ to your customers by creating a WordPress page and putting a special registration form shortcode on that page. This is useful if you want to offer multiple free membership levels. For each free membership level, you will need to complete the following steps.
Step 1) Create a Free Membership Level
- Click on the WP Membership menu and then on Membership Levels.
- Click on the Add Level tab.
- Give you membership level a Title, a WordPress Role and an Expiry.
- Click the Add New Membership Level button.
- You have now created a new membership level. Take note of you membership level’s ID.
Step 2) Creating a Registration Page for Your Free Level
Step 1) Grab this free addon.
Step 2) To create a registration page for a membership level, create a post or page and give it a title such as Free Level Registration Page.
Step 3) Enter in the following shortcode into the text editor and edit in the membership ID of your chosen free membership. You will need to replace the number ’12’ with your membership level ID.
Step 4) Publish your page. You can now send visitors to this page and they can signup directly (for free) to the level you specify in the shortcode. Alternatively, you can link this page to one simple ‘Join Us‘ page that mentions the different kinds of memberships you have available.
Your customers can now come to the page you created above and register to the specified membership level for free.
Example: Registration Form for ‘Free Membership 1’
Each free membership level you create should have a corresponding registration form similar to the one pictured below.