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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?
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.
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!
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
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!
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?
We don’t have an auto recurring subscription as this will limited many payment gateways. We have a friendlier way to keep the clients, we added an email reminder feature in stead. And a client can always re-subscribe via there Woocommerce my account page.
You can also add a link to your email reminder, so when there subscription is almost expired they will get a email + the link to a re- subscribe product.
When client fill registration form, can we push them to pay using this plugin? as we know ultimate member do not support paid membership, and they suggest this plugin instead. I need to integrate member registration with woocommerce payment, force them to pay using woocmmerce payment method. Do this thing achievable with this plugin? Member fill the registration form – and pay thru woocommerce payment
In fact there are two ways but the most easy one is register and payment via Woocommerce. So yes that’s possible.
Base on your answer, I have another question:
1- What happen if the customer after registration, dont proceed to payment via woocommerce. Do the registration will be cancelled? or we have to cancel it manually?
2- can we restrict woocommerce product base on users role? i e: members can see members products only, and group A can see products assigned from them only?
3- can we give customer different products discount base on different user roles they have?
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.)
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.
hi, can this plugin restrict woocommerce products, or give special discount to member group to purchase woocommerce products?
Hi nucz, please check the sales page with all the included features.
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I have bought the plugin and facing a serious problem now, I have multiple payment methods i am considering to use, Bank accounts and check payments.
When using um switcher; any one buy the product using these two methods, the order is changer to completed automatically, I don’t need for um switcher to change the order status to completed for these two type of payments, I want them to stay “on-hold” as woocommerce do usually and when I receive the money I will change its status to complete. I cannot give users the access before receiving the money.
Please first register on www.theme-dutch.com. Then you can submit your questions to our UM-switcher forum. https://theme-dutch.com/support-forums/ Our support staff is happy to help you from there.
Hello, I have some pre-sales questions.
1. Can I charge a one-time application fee? Basically this means that the first year our customer would be charged the application fee plus the yearly membership fee, then every year after they would be charged only the membership fee.
2. How many reminders can be configured and what timing can be set? For example can we send a reminder at 3 months before expiration, 1 month before and one week before? Also, will the reminders stop if the user renews?
3. If a membership expires without payment will the system disable the account without deleting it?
3.a. When re-instating the account, can we charge a separate re-instate fee?
4. Can we sell other items in an online store or will this be through WooCommerce direct?
5. Are you multi-site capable?
I’m sure I’ll have some other questions, but for now that’s it.
Thank for your time.
1 – There is no product available that can handle this. But we have an end date product, so that can be set for say the 1 year and then they will need to buy an other membership plan. That’s were the email reminders kick in, just send them to a new product on your site and voilla.
2 – There are 2 reminders included for every um switcher product, you can setup the date any way you like. There is no check built in that will stop after renews. So you have to carefuly setup the dates to send out.
3 – Um switcher is just changing the community role and will not delete the account.
3a – Sure it’s just a um switcher product, you can give it a description as you may see fit.
4 – Sure you can use Woocommerce to sell other products, that’s besides um switcher.
5 – At this time yes it will work on a multi site setup, not sure for the future but for now you can use it.
Hi I just bought your product and don’t see that is working. There is very little documentation how to use it but I follow the info and set up it all. Could I send you link to my website so you can see what I did?
We provide support through our website www.theme-dutch.com. Please register, login and post your questions in the UM-Switcher forum. Our staff is happy to help you from there.
I have two doubts.
1- I would like the subscriber to make the signature and put all the data to buy the package but the purchase would only be completed after a free trial of 7 days. Is it possible? How can I do it?
2- How to renew the subscription automatically? If it is not automatic how do the subscriber renew manually?
1 There is no option build in that offers a 7-day trail and then it will collect the payment.
However, you can give them a trail by using coupon codes. Create an (trail) um switcher product with 7 days’ access, you can limit their options if you like via the Ultimate member roles.
Create a Woocommerce coupon code they need to fill in at checkout. You can setup an email reminder that will be send +/- after 7 days that’s says for example: Hello your 7 day trail is about to expire If you would like to continue using our website please visit this LINK….. (you send them to a um switcher product)
2 The My account page from Woocommerce will display their orders and also a button to re-order again. You can also include a link in the email reminder.
Thanks for your return.
I had “headers already sent” problems with the switcher. I could no longer enter the wordpress admin, I removed the plugin and solved.
I installed it again and gave this warning:
This plugin generated 3 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you find messages from “headers already sent” problems with feeds or others, try to disable or remove the plugin.
How to solve this?
Add your post to our forum, there we offer support for issues. www.theme-dutch.com
( remove um switcher and upload a fresh one)
Rachel, please create a ticket and I will send you the last update. I notice that it’s not available here on CC, still in the wait list.
Just a question please.
Now I only use Paypal Business and website users can pay through Paypal. Both with credit cart without Paypal account and with Paypal for single payment. It’s for annual subscription to the site.
So, is it possible to use UM switcher for subscritions without Woocommerce ?
Thanks for response.
Is Woocommerce required for working with UM switcher (for subscriptions) or it works independently ?
We are currently using Woocommerce with a lot of modifications and it is not possible now to use its cart, checkout….
Hi there, no you need woocommerce.
Hello! If I’ve understood correctly – if I have 2 memberships – for eg.free and paid, I can restrict the free members not to view some details of the UM profile (for eg.Facebook or Skype). And paid members to be able to see it all. Is that correct?
Yes you can restrict all fields on profiles for non paid members.
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