WC Vendor Membership Setup Guide

This is the documentation for WC Vendors Membership plugin. To purchase it, click here.


  • A self-hosted WordPress version 4.4+
  • WooCommerce v3.0+ (installed and configured)
  • WC Vendors Marketplace v2.0+ (installed and configured)
  • WC Vendors Pro v1.5.9+ (installed and configured)
  • WooCommerce Subscription v2.4+


The following plugins are incompatible with our memberships plugin:

  • Ultimate WooCommerce Filters By Etoile Web Design


  1. In WordPress, go to Plugins > Add New > Upload.
  2. Click Choose File and find your downloaded ZIP file.
  3. Activate the extension through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Configure payment method

You must have at least one payment method that supports subscription for WC Vendors Membership to work. Please refer to this article to set up a payment method before doing any further.

Creating membership plans

Once the Membership plugin activated, you need to add new membership plans for your vendors to register. The plugin needs at least one plan to be functioned. You can add membership plans as follow:

  1. Go to Products > Add new or click on the link on newly appeared notice (An admin notice will appear after you activate the membership plugin).
  2. Fill the title and description of your plan.
  3. Choose Vendor Membership as Product type and fill out the meta boxes.
  4. Click the publish button to save your plan.

Now your vendors can go to Pro Dashboard > Settings > Membership to see available membership plans and register for one of them.

Meta boxes explanation:

  • Product limit: Number of products the vendor can publish. 0 means that vendors can publish unlimited products.
  • Commission fields: Override commission of the vendor. These options have no effect when product commission or category commission is applying.
  • Disk Usage Limit: Total size of files the vendor can upload. The unit is MB.
  • File Count Limit: Number of files the vendor can upload.
  • Allowed Categories: Choose categories in which the vendor can publish. Leave this field empty if you don’t want to limit the categories.

Supported Payment Gateways

You can use any payment gateway that works with WooCommerce Subscriptions. The full list of supported payment gateways for WooCommerce Subscriptions can be found here. https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/subscriptions/payment-gateways/

Our WC Vendors Stripe Connect gatewayis also supported and recommended as this will allow you to use a single gateway to process your subscription payments, order payments and vendor payouts.

Updated on January 18, 2020

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