What does adding a subscription to a member do exactly?

I'm having to move some people off of a different membership plugin and I get what adding someone to a member level does, and I get how a subscription works during the sign up process - but what exactly does it do when you are in the edit users panel? Does it send an invoice? Does it set up a payment? If I'm using PayPal express? Can I have members only have levels and not subscriptions?

Thanks again for all the great fast support everyone here has offered. I really appreciate it.

  • Barry

    but what exactly does it do when you are in the edit users panel?

    It moves the user to that subscription - it's primarily designed for moving users from old to new subscriptions (if you are retiring an old one) or manually assigning a user access rights.

    Does it send an invoice? Does it set up a payment? If I'm using PayPal express?

    No, no and no - they need to sign up via the front end to set up payments.

    Can I have members only have levels and not subscriptions?

    Yes, you can assign users to a level rather than / as well as subscriptions. It can be used to add extra permissions or remove access from a user without having to create a new, or edit an existing subscription.