Membership plugin: migrating free memberships to paid


I have a site with two levels of membership: Community and Professional

Community is free and last forever
Professional is also free but drops back to Community after one year

I would now like to make the Professional membership into a paid membership. What will happen to the existing Professional members 1) straight away and 2) at the end of the year.

Ideally I would like them to be prompted to continue their Professional membership by making a payment.



  • Predrag Dubajic

    Hey @Melanie,

    Hope you're doing well today :slight_smile:

    This isn't usual change so to make it work there would be some work required to do.

    First thing would be to create new free membership that will be private and have same protection rules as your Professional membership.
    Give that new membership finit access, for example 7 days, and set it to change to Professional once ended.

    After that change the Professional membership to Paid.
    Now go to your members and for all Professional members change membership to the new free you created.

    After that they will be asked to purchase Professional membership after 7 days, or any different time you entered.

    Let us know if this will work for you.

    Best regards,

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