Hello. My question is about changing one of my two paid subscriptions to a free subscription.
Here are some details of my website:
- I have two main audiences: players and coaches.
- I have two paid subscriptions...one for players and one for coaches.
- I am using the PayPal Payments Standard Gateway for both of the paid subscriptions.
- Each paid subscription grants access to each audience to different, special sections of the website that only paid members for that specific audience can access.
I no longer want to charge players for their membership and want to make the membership free (but I still want to keep the membership for coaches be a paid subscription.)
My first thought was to activate a second Payment Gateway...the Free Subscriptions Gateway, but I read in your manual for the Membership plugin that I should NOT activate the Free Subscriptions Gateway if I am using another Payment Gateway for paid subscriptions. Can you confirm that is still accurate?
So assuming I cannot activate the Free Subscriptions gateway in addition to the PayPal Payments Standard Gateway, I am trying to figure out the best way to change ONE of the paid subscriptions to be free of charge (for the players), while leaving the other subscription (for the coaches) paid.
The settings for the paid subscription for the players are as follows:
- Mode: Serial
- Period: 1 Year
- Price $29.00
Would I change these settings to the following to make the membership free?
- Mode: Indefinite
- Period: (does it matter what I choose if the Mode is Indefinite?)
- Price: 0.00
Is this the first thing I need do to? If so, is there anything else I must do? If not, do I do something else with this subscription plan?
In addition, if I change the price to $0.00 for a subscription, what happens after a user registers for an account? Currently with the paid subscription, once a user registers for an account, the next page they see is the sign up page for the paid subscription in which they MUST click a yellow "Subscribe" button that takes the user to PayPal to make the payment.
If the subscription is free, does the user ever get to the page with the yellow "Subscribe" button, or does the user get immediate access to the premium pages the subscription allows access to right after the user registers for an account?
Do you have any other advice on how to change a paid subscription into a free subscription (while keeping the second paid subscription still being paid?)
Thank you for your help.