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Hello, I’m trying to find out what is the best solution for some (payed) membership sites I have to build. I just found out the ‘Ultimate Member WooCommerce’ extension now works with WooCommerce Subscriptions. So what are the differences between using UM with UM-switcher or with WooCommerce extension and Subscriptions add on?

Will the difference be that with Woo Subscriptions it is possible to have recurring automatic payments (not necessarily ) and with UM-Switcher it is not? With Woo Subscriptions it will also be possible to send reminder e-mails I guess. So that is an advantage of Woo Subscriptions.

An advantage of UM-Switcher is it costs less (one time $35 in stead of $35+$199 yearly). Are there other advantages of using UM-switcher in stead of the WooCommerce extension?


Hi Sandra,

Um-Switcher does not have automatic payments, as you will need a payment provider like Paypal or Stripe to handle this.

We don’t like Paypal as it’s not a guaranteed/secured payment.

With um switcher you can use ‘any payment provider’ you like. So, you’re much more flexible. Um switcher has also an email reminder feature built-in, and you have control when it will be send. UM-switcher also comes with an email template.

With UM + um switcher you have everything you need to sell memberships. We ourselves have noticed that the combination UM + um switcher works perfect for several concepts. We’re building, as we speak, a remote job concept totally with UM + um switcher for the payment.

So, why should you buy um switcher? Well we’re just nice guys and girls and we use our own products on multiply projects. Therefore, in time we will add new features, like the update we’re working on right now. New product end-date, New Admin Panel with some insights etc.

Cheers, Mike

hey there, looks awesome! But I do have a “pre-sales” question:

I would want to use UM Switcher not just for restricting or selling content, but to sell upgrades that would allow members to access new features / functions… (for example sell Front end blogging capabilities etc…

Therefore, is it possible to restrict / sell Features / Functions of my site that may be using other plugins (buddyforms etc..?)

also, can I deploy this on a network of sites? (multisites)

Congrats for your work and positive attitude! :)


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Hello! As I put in somewhere, the expiration of the subscription? I do not want to use the email reminder, just put a widget or a shortcode, so the user knows what plan it has, and when it expires.

Hi there, there is no shortcode or widget available at this time.

hi there! I have a pre-sales question:

I have 3 different roles, and just one is gonna have an active membership payment. Is that possible? Apply the membership settings per role?

And, can I integrate the payment in the standard Register form I use for this role or I have to generate another form?

Hope I explained myself Thanks!

Hi merloc, yes you can apply a membership per role. In fact that’s the only way as umswitcher is based on the community roles.

I think it’s possible to have only 1 form for free and paid memberships but I have not tested this so can’t say for sure. But you better can ask that question to Ultimate member, there is also a conditional logic feature on forms.

Cool! Gonna try!

Hi, I need to build a paid membership website with recurring fee. I need customer to fill the custom registration form (i.e: fill their profile, id and password), then proceed to checkout (payment) does this plugin do this job?

Hi nucz,

1 When you register via Woocommerce it’s a one step process. As this is a default WC feature you can read there docs for all info.

2 Yes that’s possible

3 Coupon codes are a default feature of WC and there is an Ultimate member access option based on role on the page, never have tested this so can’t say how this will work. But read the docs and forums of Woocommerce and Ultimate member. (At this time Ultimate member and UM Switcher are based on community roles, in the near future this will be changed to the default user role system. Maybe there are add-ons for WC available that allow coupons based on user roles.)

Have fun, Mike

Hi, presale question

can we set different price between first subscription fee, and recurring fee? For example: usd 50 upon first subscription, and usd 20 for renewal recurring fee?

Nope, but an easy way is to offer a discount coupon code that you can include in the email reminder that will be send out before there subscription expired.

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