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April 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm #1050GraphicBassMember
Can one member belong to two separate membership levels?
garyApril 11, 2010 at 12:31 am #19563wpCommerceModerator
Hi, Gary, one member cannot belong to two separate membership levels as every member is unique in the system (this is a WordPress requirement for integrating with WordPress users database).April 11, 2010 at 3:30 am #19564GraphicBassMember
Thanks for the reply!
garyOctober 25, 2010 at 3:10 pm #19565rpickettMember
This is a problem.
Consider a site with several monthly-renewed services. Now a “member” can only have one of those services at a time. That may make sense for a membership-levels type site, but it doesn’t make sense with a services-oriented site.
Everything else with eMember seems to be exactly on point!October 25, 2010 at 11:57 pm #19566kimjcastleberryMember
I have to agree with RPickett here too. This is the same type of situation I’ve been asking you about in that other thread and consequently banging my head against. I have an email in to talk to WishList Member as their features page implies they can handle it but is vague enough that I’m unsure they do either. There has to be a way to manage this because as RPickett says, the stack works so well except for this hiccup that it pains me even to have to look elsewhere for this piece.
KimberlyOctober 26, 2010 at 2:24 am #19567amin007Participant
I agree with you too
The problem is that WordPress won’t allow you to have multiple user accounts with the same email account. So in order to keep the WordPress user integration feature working we had to make it so eMember can have one unique account too. We have been looking for a good way to add the option whereby your members can belong to multiple memberships. Basically, the membership levels will stack. We have a possible solution which we are testing out. The challenge to introduce this option without changing the current simplicity of the plugin. I can’t give you a date as to when a feature like this will be added though.December 8, 2010 at 12:58 pm #19568
Is it possible to have two different ‘free’ membership options? I’m not selling anything on my website but I have a different range of special offers and incentives for people who sign up with their email address and register for ‘website membership’ and for those who have previously been guests in our B&B. I want the registration form and the login form to show a drop-down with two free membership levels: ‘website membership’ and ‘previous guest’. If they register as a previous guest then, when I receive the notification email, I want to be able to send them a login password which gives them access to a different set of offers on a hidden, secure page. Do I need to buy eStore to do something like this, or can it be done just with eMembership? If a ‘website membership’ leads to the person becoming a B&B guest, I presume from the conversation above that I would have to delete them from the ‘website membership’ list so that they can be re-registered as a ‘previous guest’.December 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm #19569
On reflection, basically what I want to be able to do is to create two login forms – one as I have at present for ‘website membership’, the other being a login where I send previous guests a username and password which enables them to be directed to a different set of offers on a different hidden, secure page, ‘special-offers-for-returning-guests’December 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm #19570
I’ve worked out how to do it!December 8, 2010 at 11:10 pm #19571amin007Participant
Really easy you just place a separate registration form for each free membership. There is a shortcode that you can use to place a registration form for a particular membership. This page has more details and how to do it:
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