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User-Registration add-on, Paypal

  1. Hi there,

    Where can I find more information on the User Registration and Paypal Add on. I had suggested client purchase a single license of Gravity Forms and a membership plugin to manage their membership lists and restrict some content to members, but now that I see that Gravity Forms developer license has additional addons, I'm thinking we might be able to do everything with Gravity Forms.

    But I need more information before I can make that decision.

    They only have two levels of membership and want to automate the membership management / payments, etc.

    What exactly does the User Registration add on do? And the Paypal Add on?

    Can we offer paid membership via Gravity Forms + User Registration + Paypal Add on to the site ? And then restrict certain content content to members only?

    I'm hoping so as it would be awesome to have everything integrated within Gravity Forms + Add ons.


    Posted 11 years ago on Sunday February 13, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Just to follow up on this question after reading the blog posts on the user registration / paypal add ons:

    It does look like I can set up a subscription based membership site using Gravity Forms + Paypal Add on + perhaps Justin's free membership plugin but here's my remaining question:

    Can we import existing members into this scenario? I have a CSV file of existing members and would need to be able to import. That may be a question for the membership plugin. Or perhaps I could just use the User Registration add on as we only have small amount of content that would be restricted to members only.

    Essentially, here's what we need to do.

    1 -- Recreate the membership sign up forms using Gravity Forms. Old form is here:

    2 -- Require payment after form is submitted via Paypal using an annual subscription based payment. Meaning that the membership payments would now be automated.

    3 -- After form and payment are submitted, user receives automated email and is added to our membership list where we can a) send emails to all members and b ) restrict some site content to those members. Things like RSVP forms for events and perhaps news and updates for members only.

    4 -- And, finally, be able to import our existing members into this new system using Gravity Forms + Addons + Perhaps Justin's membership plugin.

    So can I really do all this with Gravity Forms?

    Again, we were looking at a paid membership plugin but after seeing the Gravity forms Add ons, it does seems we can do all this with the developer Gravity Forms license.

    Just would like confirmation before purchasing. Need to make a decision in the next few days but sure hoping I'm right about this scenario.

    Thanks so much. Yael

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday February 14, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Hey there, I really need to make a decision today whether to go with Gravity Forms or a membership plugin, and it would be awesome if I knew for sure whether Gravity Forms can do what i need.

    I keep digging through the blog and it does look like the auto responder / paypal subscription for our membership will work but I'm still not sure about the restricted content for members only and how that integrates with Gravity Forms.

    Would be so appreciative if someone could get back with me on this -- $199 is a big purchase and I need to know for sure before deciding on this.

    Thanks, Yael

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday February 16, 2011 | Permalink
  4. We have had major server issues the past couple days, migrating to a new web host, etc. so it appears your post got lost in the shuffle. I apologize.

    Gravity Forms itself does not do the content access control. That you would have to use Justin's Members plugin for and limit content by user access role. So his plugin could handle managing who can see what content on the site.

    What the Gravity Forms User Registration Add-On is capable of doing is creating a user on a WordPress site based on the settings you set when you configure the registration form integration. You can build a Gravity Form that allows a user to sign up and create an account on that WordPress site and their user role is set to whatever you configure it to be set to.

    With the PayPal Add-On you can combine these 2 Add-Ons so that the user account is only created AFTER PayPal has verified that the payment has been received. So they can work together so that you can charge users to create accounts. So yes, you could use Gravity Forms, the User Registration Add-On, the PayPal Add-On and Justin's Members plugin to create a simple membership site.

    One thing to note with importing users is this wouldn't import payment settings. If those existing users have existing PayPal subscriptions that could pose an issue because if the subscriptions are already in place they are tied to whatever system were using last. There is no way to change an existing PayPal subscription and make it communicate with the new system.

    If you are importing existing users and aren't worried about recurring payments for those existing users, then yes you could import those existing users into your WordPress site and assign them the appropriate user role they should be assigned in order to access content controlled by Justin's Members plugin. You may have to look up how to import users into WordPress, it's not something Gravity Forms does.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday February 16, 2011 | Permalink
  5. Thanks so much for the detailed response, Carl.

    We would not be importing any payment settings, as we are just beginning to use Paypal for this. So no worries there, but now I'm wondering about something else: If I import existing users and manually set their membership to expire on a certain date, how would they be notified? Perhaps when they go to login to site, they would get a notice that their account is expired? Oops. this is something I hadn't thought of -- it does appear that Gravity Forms + Addons + Justin's membership plugin would work great for a new membership site, but now I'm not sure about existing members and setting their subscription date manually.

    I appreciate your info, but I think I need to look into the existing membership / subscription of this scenario a little more deeply.

    Thanks so much. Yael

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday February 16, 2011 | Permalink
  6. @Kalanit - I just came across this thread because I am looking to do something similar to your scenario. Were you able to find a way to do membership expirations, either manually or automated?


    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday June 9, 2011 | Permalink
  7. @evinsmj Using the PayPal Add-On and the User Registration Add-On you can configure it so that the users role is changed if they cancel their PayPal subscription. You can change their role to a role that doesn't have access to content.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday June 9, 2011 | Permalink
  8. @Carl - Thanks for your response. Is there a way to set a user account to expire after a period of time, rather than just from them voluntarily canceling their account?


    Posted 11 years ago on Friday June 10, 2011 | Permalink
  9. @evinsmj Currently, no. You'd have to use a more complex membership type plugin in order to do something like this. Gravity Forms isn't designed to replace membership plugins, it's designed to be used in situations where a membership plugin may be overkill and something simpler is needed.

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday June 10, 2011 | Permalink
  10. GZA

    I wouldn't have the need for a user account to expire, but would have the need for their posts to expire after 12 months, especially since we plan to charge per post, not per view.

    This would automatically fire off an email inviting them to renew their post for a further 12 months.

    They would login to their user account profile and see a list of their posts with a Paypal button for them to renew.

    Is this possible with GF currently? Doable via customisations? Or, better for us to wait for Gravity Charge?

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday February 25, 2012 | Permalink
  11. VehiCROS

    I just purchased GF, and need a form that allows users to register for paid access to a subscriber only area on the site. I purchased GF becuase I was told this could be done, but now im starting to wonder,,, can it, or can it not be done, and if so why are additional add-ons needed?

    Posted 10 years ago on Sunday May 13, 2012 | Permalink
  12. VehiCROS

    I was finally able to setup User registrations with paid access, but the only thing now is finding a way to limit the subscription term.

    Any Ideas?


    Posted 10 years ago on Monday May 14, 2012 | Permalink
  13. Hi GF- My company needs to make pretty straightforward forms for return authorizations and would like them to be online. I have two questions but I will post the other one in a different section. About the user registration section, we would like to have users be able to log in and their main contact information to be already populated in the form. For ex. When John Smith logs in and begins filling out his return form, his name, email, phone, company name and address will have already been filled in because it recognizes him as a user. Is this possible with this add on?

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday May 15, 2012 | Permalink
  14. You can use meta data to pre-populate fields.

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday May 15, 2012 | Permalink
  15. Thanks Rob, that's great news! I can't see your link because it's Member only but you answered my question. Thanks again!

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday May 15, 2012 | Permalink