Use Legacy API Keys with the Stripe Payment Gateway

Stripe Connect is now the default and preferred method to connect your Stripe account with your Paid Memberships Pro site.

Some sites, however, may be required to use the API Key method to set up the Stripe Gateway. This guide demonstrates how to use the pmpro_stripe_show_legacy_keys_settings filter to add back the settings fields for Publishable Key and Secret Key.

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Add On Updates for August 2021

Read on to see what our development team and many external developers have contributed to our open source platform in the last few months. This post contains release notes for Paid Memberships Pro Add Ons recently updated.

Address for Free Levels | bbPress Integration | Cancel on Next Payment Date | Membership Maps | Roles for Membership | Webhooks Automation (Zapier) Integration

Development Changelog for Recent Add On Updates through August 2021
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PMPro Update 2.6: Stripe Connect, Customize Emails, Native Zapier, Hourly Memberships

Paid Memberships Pro 2.6 is released and out in the wild. 🎉 Update now to access all the new features and enhancements.

There are five major features included in this release:

  • Stripe Connect for improved security and support 🔒
  • REST API improvements enable native integration with Zapier ⚡
  • Edit your site’s system-generated member emails in a user-friendly interface ✉️
  • View each member’s unique membership history, including past levels and orders 📚
  • Offer hourly memberships and improvements to WP Cron ⏲️

Continue reading for more about these features and the full changelog for v2.6.

PMPro Version 2.6 Release Notes

Remove ConvertKit Subscriber Tags on Membership Level Change

ConvertKit is an email marketing platform that offers robust tools for automation and subscriber tagging. In this recipe, we demonstrate how to adjust the integration’s default settings related to subscriber tag updates on membership level change.

Remove ConvertKit tags from subscribers after all membership level changes.

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Include Current Free Members With a Past Paid Level in the Filtered Members List View

When a member cancels or expires, they are shown on the Members List when filtering by Cancelled, Expired, or Old Members. Some membership sites, though, are set up to downgrade paid members to a free level on cancellation or expiration. For these sites, members with a previous paid level are not considered old, cancelled, or expired anymore.

Admins may still want to see those users on the “Old Members” list, highlighting the members for a win-back campaign to resubscribe to a paid membership. This code does that.

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How to Set up a Membership Site for Free Members Only

Looking to grow your membership website? If you already own and operate a premium membership website, you might be missing out on an entire additional pool of potential users: free members.

It may sound counterintuitive, but content for free members helps to create a customer acquisition model that converts, attracts, and retains more paying users in the long run.

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Four Strategies to Improve Member Retention

The number one question I hear from membership sites that are already bringing in members and revenue is: “How do I keep my members coming back, month after month, and year after year.” In this guide, I share the top four strategies for improving member retention. With very little effort, anyone who manages a subscription or member-supported online business can launch these strategies and start tackling churn.

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