1. Roland Vonohlsen
    Roland Vonohlsen April 20, 2016 at 05:26 | | Reply

    Another option is to use S2member. The advantage – “member” sign-up and management. Password protecting products, pages or categories works but, you have to give out the password. What happens when a person you gave the password no longer is a “member” that you want to have access? You need to change the password and give it out again.

  2. Katie
    Katie April 20, 2016 at 05:38 | | Reply

    Hi Roland, yes this is a limitation of password protecting individual pages or categories. s2Member (and other membership plugins such as Paid Memberships Pro, WooCommerce Memberships or Groups) is a more fully featured membership solution which lets you create a unique username and password for each user. Some websites will benefit from this, whereas others find it too much of an overhead to create and maintain separate user logins for each person, especially if they have a large user base which changes regularly. In this case, password protected WooCommerce categories can be a good solution, especially if the protected products are not too sensitive.

  3. Ashish Jain
    Ashish Jain April 21, 2016 at 02:12 | | Reply

    Amazing ideas for woocommerce store in WordPress. These tips very useful and applicable when making woocommerce stores. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Kladproraba
    Kladproraba December 21, 2016 at 08:34 | | Reply

    Hello! Who knows woocommerce? I have a problem in the store kladproraba.com is not displayed the unit for external/affiliate products, reviews block works only when the setting indicated that it is the external product and the reviews block no. Third-party plugins did not solve the problem, only plug diskus works, but it’s not what you need. Have experience how to solve the problem? Share with me Your experience, I would be very grateful!

  5. AM
    AM February 22, 2017 at 15:36 | | Reply

    Can this work with dokan?

  6. Ярослав
    Ярослав February 23, 2017 at 01:56 | | Reply

    Hi! I decided to create a shop, and the author’s website, for the reason: I couldn’t connect a payment system, we do not work PayPal, and woocommerce is closely linked to PayPal.

  7. AM
    AM February 23, 2017 at 04:04 | | Reply

    I just want to use Dokan and need my members to have a subscription, and only those members with a subscription can view products. What route would you recommend to take?

  8. Jessie
    Jessie March 13, 2017 at 01:20 | | Reply

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  9. Amy
    Amy May 18, 2017 at 18:15 | | Reply

    Thanks for a great article. I think Password Protected Categories is the solution I am looking for.

  10. Woo Credits
    Woo Credits July 20, 2017 at 11:30 | | Reply

    Great list. Especially the one about creating membership site without any additional plugins – very interesting! However, we have found our customers are using a combination of WooCommerce Memberships + WooSubscriptions + our plugin woocredits.com to create vibrant online businesses feautring the best of subscription based, membership businesses.

  11. Malcolm
    Malcolm January 28, 2018 at 10:08 | | Reply

    Looks like it may suit my needs but if I can explain what I want to achieve on my website, you will be able to tell me if this plugin will achieve all or part of my needs.
    On my website I want to be able to allow paying members only, the opportunity to list
    their own products (in my case memorabilia items) for sale/swap etc. I would need them
    to be able to list the products themselves. I want to charge a small amount (say£6 per year) for membership. I want members to be contactable by other members and for the members to receive payments outwith the site and make shipment of the products themselves.
    I think other plugins would also be required.
    Your comments would be much appreciated.

    1. Katie Keith
      Katie Keith January 28, 2018 at 12:49 | | Reply

      Hi Malcolm, it sounds like you need a multivendor plugin rather than a membership or password protection plugin. This will let members register and list their own products. There are quite a few good multivendor/marketplace plugins available, including an official one at woocommerce.com and one from Dokan which is very popular. You would need to check whether they have a feature that lets you charge an annual fee for membership, and for members to contact each other. Hope this helps!

      1. Malcolm
        Malcolm January 29, 2018 at 02:08 | | Reply

        Hello Katie.
        Many thanks for your prompt response.
        It will help me go forward.

  12. Lauren
    Lauren January 29, 2018 at 06:22 | | Reply

    I’m so glad I found your article Katie! I’ve been searching literally for months (I gave up for awhile and tried something inferior). You’ve addressed all my concerns where other out-of-the-box member area articles fail. This is a great breakdown of multiple variables a user might need from their members area. Now I can go and uninstall all those other plugins and remove all the code I’ve previously tried! Cheers, Katie 🙂

    1. Katie Keith
      Katie Keith January 29, 2018 at 06:30 | | Reply

      Hi Lauren, I’m so glad it was helpful for you!

  13. Felo
    Felo March 3, 2018 at 04:14 | | Reply

    Hi Katie,
    What of the plugin you mention in your article is best for have an individual catalog by customer. Hi will be the only to see his product with his own login. Thank you

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