Hello. I have a membership site where I charge users to access premium content on my website. I am using the PayPal Single Payments Gateway. The Mode is Finite. The Period is 1 Year.
So since membership renewal is not automatic, then after a year the user would lose access, and would need to purchase the membership again. This is the way we like it.
Some of my users want to pay for a membership to access the premium content, but don't want to pay online. So I allow them to pay with a check. I still have them register on the website, but they just don't complete the payment step. But by not completing the payment, by default they cannot access the premium content.
I have two questions.
#1) Am I correct in assuming that I need to manually move the users that pay outside of the website to the subscription plan for paid users? I assume by doing that then they should be able to access the premium content.
#2) If I move them to the paid membership, will they inherit the Period (which is 1 Year) I set for that subscription, thus lose their access 1 year after I move them to the paid subscription? I wasn't sure that when I manually move a member to the paid subscription membership, if somehow the expiration of their membership is skipped or messed up or if I need to manually keep track of all of this myself.