Paid Membership Pro Inquiry on setting up free trials

Hi Guys, I am thinking of becoming a paying customer of Paid Membership Pro. However, there is one thing stopping me. I want my memberships to have a monthly payment and I want the first 5 or 7 days of the membership to be a free trial. After the first 7 days is over I want the first payment to be taken, then every month. The problems is I am trying to decide between Paid Membership Pro and MemberPress. I have been watching videos for both. On the MemberPress the videos show you how to do this extremely easily. Like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okLukysrse0

But for whatever reason I cannot find the video or figure out how to do this simple thing on PaidMembershipPro? I would prefer to buy Paid Membership Pro instead of MemberPress because it seems to have more features and it seems to connect with more solutions I would be using. So if I could figure this one thing out it would be a great help to me.

We need some experts in the PaidMembershipPro plugin to point our member in the right direction.

  • Tyler Postle

    Hey Ryan,

    If you're wanting opinions on Paid membership Pro then I'd suggest posting this in our Members forum here as that's a third party plugin we don't have much experience with: https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/forum/other#discussion-modal

    The "Other Stuff" category is probably best suited for that.

    The reason I'm not just moving this thread over there is because when you post a ticket there it will email out to all the members that have subscribed to that topic - so you can usually get pretty quick responses from members who frequent that forum :slight_smile:

    I will also mention, just in-case Ken didn't already, that our Membership Pro plugin: https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/membership/

    Does support that feature for the PayPal gateway. You can achieve it by activating the "Trial Period" add-on via:

    Membership 2 > Add-ons

    In order to have it automatically charge the customer after the trial you will need to include this constant in your wp-config:

    define( 'MS_PAYPAL_TRIAL_SUBSCRIPTION', true );

    Again, that's for PayPal only at this time.

    Hope that helps! Any further questions on that just let us know.

    Cheers,
    Tyler

  • Ryan

    Hi Tyler,

    I think I managed to find the solution myself. I found this: "Paid Memberships Pro - Subscription Delays Addon" which is a plugin which I believe does what I need to do. I believe this is the solution: https://www.paidmembershipspro.com/add-ons/plus-add-ons/subscription-delays/

    Let me know if I am wrong?

    By the way, I initially wanted to post to forum, but every time I clicked on Forum support it opened the live chat support. Don't know why?

    Also, the main reason I joined here was for advice and support with wordpress.

    This forum that I am on now, what software or plugin does it use? Or it a custom job? I like the look of it.

    • Tyler Postle

      Yes, we have two forums sort of, which probably already sounds confusing. We are transitioning to focusing more on live support as it's received awesome feedback in our testing. Here is how our forums work.

      We have 2 forums.

      Support Forums: https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/forum/support

      "Ask a question" here will take you to our live support where you will immediately(within a couple minutes) be speaking with a staff for support and then if it's a more complex issue, we'll create a support forum ticket for you with all necessary details.

      Members Forums: https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/forum/members

      You are free to start discussions there whenever you like, no live support or anything. The forum is moderated by staff but we don't provide support there, so if you want to ask about third party plugins or really anything at all then you can do so and other members will likely chime in with some help or comments :slight_smile:

      This forum that I am on now, what software or plugin does it use? Or it a custom job? I like the look of it.

      This forum is built upon a very old version of bbpress, the standalone version from the stone age :smiley: we have just put a lot of makeup on it so it looks nice :wink:

      and of course added a ton of custom functionality. The latest versions of bbpress are a lot more flexible and user friendly from both a user and developer stand point.

      I found this: "Paid Memberships Pro - Subscription Delays Addon" which is a plugin which I believe does what I need to do. I believe this is the solution: https://www.paidmembershipspro.com/add-ons/plus-add-ons/subscription-delays/

      Let me know if I am wrong?

      That looks to be what you're after, so should work for ya.

      If you have any further questions about our support or anything relating to what I mentionted above, just let us know.

      Have a great weekend!

      Cheers,
      Tyler

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