Existing Member Sign Up – Only Show Login Option

There is a way to display only the Existing Member Login option on the Registration Form.

This is typically only used on membership levels that are not available to new members.  Only existing members would be able to register for a level using this method.

When integrating your payment button with one of the supported shopping carts, you can add the following to the end of the Thank You URL:

&existing=1

As an example, your Thank You URL would look something like this:

http://localhost/wordpress/index.php/register/FMUWh3&existing=1

You can copy the Thank You URL displayed by WishList Member and can paste that (along with &existing=1 on the end) in the payment processor.

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But please note that this would mean that ONLY the Login Form would appear for registration. This would not be something to use if New members will be needing to register.

New members cannot register when this method is used.

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More information on the Existing Member Login option on the Registration Form can be seen below.

There is an option on the Registration Form that allows existing Members to simply login after they have paid to upgrade or gain access to an additional Membership Level.

This can also be done for free membership levels as well.

So, a user can click on the Payment button to upgrade/purchase additional Membership Level and then sign in using the “Existing Member” login INSTEAD of filling in the Register Form.

If the membership level is free, then the member can just use the “Existing Member” login option on the registration form without needing to pay.

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So, you can feel free to create a Payment button that allows people to sign up for the Membership Level and IF those people are already Members of another Membership Level, they can use their already existing User Account info.

The same applies to a free membership level except that they don’t need to purchase first.

Also, be sure that the “Disable Existing Users Link” option on the membership Level is Not checked. If it is checked, it Removes the option for Existing Members to Login.

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