May 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm #6232
I’m (fairly) new here.
I don’t know all the terms you use, which can make life very difficult because I don’t know what to search for in the forums.
Even though I’ve got eMember and eStore up and running, I can’t figure out how to do what I need to do to provide a better user experience for my readers (and more subscription money for me.)
So here’s the thing. I want to put a really good-looking, eye-catching ad for my subscription newsletter in the top right hand corner of my blog. It would say something like:
Get Scottie News Every Day
It costs only $3.95 per month to subscribe to the Scottie Scoops newsletter
Bonus: You get access to everything ever published by the Scottish Terrier and Dog News for the past five years
Yes, Subscribe Now
No, I want to sample Scottie News first
If people answer “yes,” I want to send them directly to PayPal not to a join-us page where they have to click again. Is this possible?And, if so, can you please point me to the instructions on how to do this.
If they say “no,” I want them to be able to receive my newsletter for just three days. Again, could someone please tell me where to find information on how to accomplish this.
Thank you in advance. I look forward to your replies.May 3, 2012 at 11:29 pm #44727PeterMember
For your scenario sounds like it would be best if you create two separate products.
For the first product you would use a subscription type button, ie. for your “yes” button. This product would simply have the membership level configured within the product (if you want to hook it with eMember).
See the following links:
How to set up a subscription product:
Integrate eStore with eMember:
The second product would be a Once off payment button (Buy now) which you would represent via the “no” button. When someone makes a payment via this button it will sign the user up to a different membership level that has a 3 day “Membership Duration” so they can access the content for 3 days.
Please see the following doc that explains how to create one off buy now type buttons:May 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm #44728
Thank you for your response.
Could you please tell me where I can find the gallery of button images.
Also, after reading the suggested posts, I see the buyer has to have a PayPal account in order to become a subscriber making recurring payments. Are there any plans to make this service available to credit card holders who do NOT have PayPal accounts?May 5, 2012 at 12:14 am #44729adminKeymaster
It already works for both Credit card purchase and PayPal account purchase. You just don’t have the credit card purchase option active in your PayPal account.
PayPal doesn’t offer the credit card purchase ability for subscription product for free (they used to but then they made it a paid addon). So all you have to do is enable credit card purchase ability for subscription products in your PayPal merchant account.
You will find lots of button images here:May 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm #44730
Thank you. I will go and check it out at PayPal and see if I can get it to work.May 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm #44731
Ok, I have just upgraded to the required PayPal account.
Do I have to change anything in my eStore settings in order for it to work?
Thank youMay 9, 2012 at 12:04 am #44732
So now, I have two products for sale at http://www.scottishterriernews.com.
Product 1 was the “Buy Now” one-time payment annual subscription. I was able to get Fancy Display and the Buy Now button up and running with no problem.
Today I upgraded my PayPal account so that I can accept recurring payments from non-PayPal account holders. As a result I created a new monthly payment subscription product with recurring payments.
I used a Fancy Subscribe Display and the Subscribe button. Both formatted correctly on the product page http://www.scottishterriernews.com/scottie-news-monthly-subscription
But when I try to put [wp_eStore_subscribe:product_id:3:end] into a front page widget, it just shows the short code. (You can see this at the very bottom of my home page at http://www.scottishterriernews.com.
I’m not sure why this is happening as I successfully inserted the Buy Now button short code into the widget at the top right.
Can you please tell me how to get the subscribe button to display properly instead of showing the short code.
Thank you.May 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm #44733Robert.GMember
I had the same problem..I don’t know all the coorect terms either///.I downloaded WP Estore EXTRA shortcodes and installed them; this fixed the problem.
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