Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus plugin integrates Wishlist Member and WooCommerce and allows you to sell memberships (membership levels and / or pay-per-posts) through your WooCommerce store.
Using Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus you can assign a WLM SKU to a WooCommerce product as you can see from the example screenshot below:
The SKU limit is not a Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus limit but just the way WooCommerce work regarding duplicates SKUs.
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:
- Adding products to cart and going to the checkout page
- Typing the payment form details and completing the payment
- 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:
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:
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.