This is a great idea! I hope the work on the Student Accounts add-on is going well.

I added the code at the top of this page as you instruct, but immediately thought of a problem: instead of only one account allowing multiple simultaneous logins, now ALL accounts do, which is what I was trying to avoid with your WP Bouncer plugin in the first place.

The newer, slicker “Student Accounts” login sounds perfect. I sell access to my website to outsiders, but I want to be able to offer it free to my students, as long as they are in my class, so parent account update feature sounds perfect for me! This way, I could change the password with every term to allow my new students in, and kick the old ones out. (Because that’s the kind of teacher I am!)

Any chance of an ETA for this add-on?

Hi,
I think that I’m missing something.
What we want to do is to sell a membership to a company and that membership will allow 30 people to be logged on to that account at the same time, with the same credentials, but only the corporate accounts. With an individual member account, they would still be only allowed one simultaneous login. Also can it be set up to be able to sell group entry to two separate membership accounts?

If so, how would I do that? Can a get a bit of hand holding, direction pointing?

Thanks

We’ve set this up for someone else. I don’t have the code handy to share, but if you post to the member forums and remind us of this comment, I can dig it up for you. The we have works like you need I believe, but is labelled as “main accounts” and “student accounts”. The main account user checks out, pays, and is able to manage passwords/etc. One student account is generated for each main account that can be shared for a certain number of simultaneous logins based on your settings. Should work for you.

Hi!

Wow, this is 100% the feature that we Need. For the last few days, I am trying to find out if I can implement such a procedure with gift/sponsered add-ons before buying your plugin.

If you tell me that the feature with the teacher-managed accounts works well, we are definitely going to use your plugin from now on!
Please answer and let me know! Thanks!

Off the top of my head I have a few use cases to consider:

Assuming memberships of “Adult, student, child”, group accounts of Family and Couples.

* Child accounts; Child being signed up by Parent. Parent should still receive an account type (free) and the childs should also be created at time of purchase.
* Mix and match: Family accounts. For example, at least one adult account, maybe a second adult account plus up to 3 student or child account. – Admins should also be able to allow for special case, e.g. an additional child account. In the normal case, all account information should be gathered at sign-up.
* Couples (2xAdults)accounts. Should be same as creating a child account above but First person would get a full account

🙂

I want exactly the features described by the Sponsored Group add on; Allocate some number of seats to one account that sponsors the other logins and disseminates the discount code to their users to use when each signs up for their own login. And of course the status of all accounts can be changed from changes to the parent account only.

I downloaded the Sponsor Group Add-On, but I am not sure if I set it up correctly or how to use it. I see under a particular account’s User page (parent for example) that I can change the number of Sponsored Seats from 0 to some other number. I know how to setup a discount code for users, but how am I linking the sponsored seats to the parent via the discount code? I am definitely having some disconnect on making this work. How do I set up one account to sponsor say 500 users and deliver the desired plugin features?

We have had to used the current sponsored seats plugin to allow each students to create their own individual logins (a great means of data capture for the organisation to then upgrade them to full individual paid memberships after their course finishes) but risks creating some admin issues:

1. There isn’t an easy way to see which sponsored seats sit under each parent/sponsoring membership.

2. We don’t know when students leave their course, so we have no idea when to ask the student to upgrade, or to cancel the free student membership they got through the university.

3. We haven’t really cracked the messaging on the website for users who log in after their membership has expired (or when the parent institution hasn’t renewed). We use the show/hide content to only show membership options when they have an active membership. This means, when their membership expires, there is no content telling them how to renew or re-activate their membership.

I’d be interested to know if a more streamlined student option was still under development, though for this organisation I have managed to convince them that the opportunity to collect individual students’ data is very valuable for their long-term conversion strategy.

If there are any solutions to the issues I’ve raised above, or you’d like to discuss them further (we may have some budget for bespoke work), let me know.

Shaun
Craven Digital, UK

Hi Shaun – we did recently update the Sponsored Members add on to allow the admin to view a specific “parent” user records under the WP Dashboard > Users > Edit User page. There is a section that allows you to view the “child accounts” for that parent. In turn, the “child” user record also has a new section to view their “parent”.

All of our add ons are open source, so if you have a developer on the team that would like to make core improvements to this add on they can be submitted as a pull request via GitHub.

Some of your advanced needs to view these relationships could be handled via a custom report – but it would take a skilled PHP dev as well as some knowledge of PMPro and this add on to accomplish. See: https://www.paidmembershipspro.com/create-custom-reports-for-the-memberships-reports-admin/.

These are all great ideas for ways to improve this add on and I will add them to the future development plan (just know that we don’t have an immediate timeline for the improvements listed). Thanks!

Hi Jason and or/ Kimberly:

could you please provide this code for the student accounts that you mention below? We’ve been trying to reach you on Twitter as well. We’ve been on the member forum for days trying to get this code with not luck.

“We’ve set this up for someone else. I don’t have the code handy to share, but if you post to the member forums and remind us of this comment, I can dig it up for you. The we have works like you need I believe, but is labelled as “main accounts” and “student accounts”. The main account user checks out, pays, and is able to manage passwords/etc. One student account is generated for each main account that can be shared for a certain number of simultaneous logins based on your settings. Should work for you.”
(Jason)

“It is a great solution but does required some customization coding / PHP skills to get in place. This add on is best used by a developer or someone with some development experience (or strong willingness to learn).

It’s the solution that is used by Rob who we covered in this showcase: https://www.paidmembershipspro.com/depth-showcase-rob-schwartz-used-pmpro-double-salary-pursuing-dreams/” (Kimberly)

I shared it with you in a forum thread. The code is pretty basic and require a bit of setup. We’d like to turn it into something more general purpose and usuable, but that will have to wait. If others want to see the code, they can request by email or in the forums. I’m hesitant to share it in public here because that brings the expectation that we’ll maintain it going forward, when we’ll probably build a new repo for a plugin for it sometime in the future.

Hi Jason and Kimberly,

Sorry if this sounds like a nag, but I’d like to (re)add my voice to those requesting this feature. Due to my total lack of experience coding, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to do “a bit of setup”, (depending of course on the directions that come with the code) so I need this feature in an idiot-proof plugin format.

This functionality would allow me to expand and develop my website user base exponentially, because I would be able to approach schools with a very simple and easy-to-understand proposition, which would allow entire classes to log-in simultaneously, while still stopping other users from sharing passwords.

I hope you can work this into your schedule in the next few weeks/months!

It seems as if this discussion started 3 years ago? Should we assume it’s not happening?

I certainly want the ability to have one account administrator (say a school admin) sell bulk memberships -so there are multiple (Teachers but not student) members with their own password login where they can all login at once from multiple workstations in the same room and then also login individually from home or their own desks—without lockout drama—-and where the number of members and the password to login changes each year.

Does this exist?

Is it this? “The main account user checks out, pays, and is able to manage passwords/etc. One student account is generated for each main account that can be shared for a certain number of simultaneous logins based on your settings.” May I get this code?

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