How to Redirect Customers to Wishlist Member Registration Form after WooCommerce Checkout

How to Redirect Customers to a Wishlist Registration Form after the Payment when Using Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus

When using Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus to integrate Wishlist Member with WooCommerce, the payment process is managed by the WooCommerce platform.

Therefore, the purchase flow via WooCommerce is just the same as the regular Woo payment flow when NOT using the integration plugin (Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus).

This is the purchase flow when selling via WooCommerce:

  1. Adding products to cart and going to the checkout page
  2. Typing the payment form details and completing the payment
  3. Redirected to the purchase receipt

Many of our customers have been asking us how they can redirect their Woo customers to a Wishlist Member registration form to create a Wishlist account after they complete the payment process in the payment gateway so the flow would be like this:

  1. Adding products to cart and going to the checkout page
  2. Typing the payment form details and completing the payment
  3. Redirection to the Wishlist Member registration form to create a Wishlist account
  4. Redirection to the purchase receipt

The main reason is that they want to add more fields to the registration form to gather more information about their members.

The problems when redirecting to a Wishlist Member registration form:

The point of integrating Wishlist Member and WooCommerce (or with any other online store) is to allow customers to purchase multiple types of products, including membership levels and/ or pay-per-posts. Wishlist Member alone, when not integrated with WooCommerce, allows selling only one membership level at a time.

1.Customers need to fill-in a unique registration form for every membership level and pay-per-post they purchase:

When integrated with WooCommerce, if customers purchase more than one membership levels in one cart they will need to display them with 2 different registration forms in order for them to register to both levels (one for each level), and if they purchase multiple levels they will need to fill-in a unique registration form for each level… this doesn’t make any sense.

2. You break the regular flow of purchasing through an online store:

Another issue with displaying registration forms on an online store is that they break the regular purchase flow customers are used to when purchasing from a online store. The customer is regular to see an invoice or an “Order Complete” page, and redirect him to a second registration form is unnecessary, especially as he has already filled all the information at the checkout page.

So how can I add fields to collect more information about my customers?

You can do that using the official WooCommerce extension called “Checkout Fields Editor” that allows you to add and change the checkout fields.

Using this extension you can edit the billing fields, shipping fields and more and collect extra information that is important to you.

For more information on how you can register Wishlist Member members via WooCommerce check Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus


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Why You Should Never Use WooThemes Wishlist Member Integration for WooCommerce?

Why You Should Never Use WooThemes Wishlist Member Integration for WooCommerce?

In the last few years, if you wanted to integrate Wishlist Member & WooCommerce, you only had one option and that was to use the extension developed by WooThemes, the developers of the WooCommerce platform.

It would only make sense to use this extensions as this was the only one available. However, about 9 months ago we have developed Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus, which is a complete integration plugin for Wishlist Member & WooCommerce that takes the integration between these 2 great products to a whole new level.

In the meantime, WooThemes has stopped supporting their Wishlist Member WooCommerce extension and in the last few months they even stopped selling it on their website.

Infect, the only information you can ever find of its existence is the product documentation that was left online for old users.

So why you should never use WooThemes Wishlist Member extension?

Here are 4 main reasons not to use the WooThemes extension for Wishlist Member & WooCommerce:

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Moving from “WooCommerce Wishlist Member Integration” Plugin by WooThemes to “Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus” Plugin by HappyPlugins

Moving from "WooCommerce Wishlist Member Integration" Plugin by WooThemes to "Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus" Plugin by HappyPlugins

Recently, WooThemes announced they have discontinued selling their plugin “WooCommerce Wishlist Member Integration” and that they will also stop supporting anyone who has already bought this plugin and has it on his website.

If you are using the WooThemes plugin for integrating your Wishlist Member membership site with the WooCommerce platform you should know that this announcement will affect you at some point, as every new WordPress / Wishlist Member / WooCommerce version that will be released in the future will have the potential to break this integration as no future adaption will be done to the code, and all three platforms update quite frequently.

Because most of the Wishlist Member integration with WooCommerce is done behind the scenes, you will probably not even know a problem exists until one of your customers will report to you about it.

This announcement has raised many questions among users who are using the WooThemes integration plugin and we received many requests regarding our plugin Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus and whether moving to it will cause any problems with the integration.

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