Add Free/Paid Membership Plans

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You are allowed to create unlimited plans (For example, Free Plan, Silver Plan, Gold Plan etc.).

At Manage Plan you have a grid to manage all plans with following columns. Each column is sortable here.

  • Plan Name – Shows Title of Plan you have set.
  • Plan Type – Shows subscription is Free or Paid, if it is Paid then it will show AMOUNT with PLAN DURATION.
  • Members – Shows number of users who has purchased a particular subscription.
  • WP Role – Shows Role to be assigned to the users of a particular Plan.


Add/Edit New Plan

Here you will get all different types of Free/Paid membership plans with various general options and Subscription Types & Amount related options.

General Options

Some Common Options for subscription plans are: ⁣

Plan Name

Add title of subscription to be displayed at front.

Plan Description

Add content to describe your plan to the site users.

Member Role

Here you will have list of all WordPress default user roles as well as ARMember add another role which is ARMEMBER. Select user role which is to be assigned to users of this plan.

Inherit Access Rules Of Subscription Plan

If you wish to have same access rules as you have set in other plans then you can select that plan, when this plan will be created access rules of your selected plan will be inherited.

This option will be available only while adding a new plan.


Plan Type & Price

Here you will get all different options to create different types of plans like free plan, paid plan (infinite), paid plan (finite), Subscription/Recurring Payment. All options are described here.

Plan Types

Here you have different options available to select as per your requirements.


  • Free Plans

    If you wish to create a free subscription plan with no payment then select this option. Free subscription plan is valid for lifetime, there will be no expiration of user’s membership with this plan.

  • Paid Plans

    Other 3 Options are for paid plans with different Payment Type case.

    Here you are able to create paid subscription plan with many options like Plan Duration, Amount, etc. When you select any of Paid plan Subscription option, you will be able to access other related options of payment and payment cycle etc. for a plan.

Assign Paid Post/Courses

Paid Posts (Pay Per Post) by Purchasing a Membership Plan

Assign Pay Per Post/Courses will only available if you activate Pay Per Post or Online Course Addon from Add-ons page.

The paid post/course will be assigned to the member when there is no similar post is found at the member’s account.


ARMember does provide a facility to assign the paid post or course with the plan purchased. So if you want to assign the members any course or paid post when they purchase a membership plan then you can set that from the ARMemberManage PlansAdd/Edit Plans page at Assign Paid Post Settings section.

Enable the switch here at Enable Assign Paid Post and set one or more paid post/courses to assign if members purchase a membership plan as per your requirements.

If the paid post and membership plan both are of recurring type then the paid post will not be renewed then you renew the membership plan, both the cycles will work differently.