Today we’re happy to announce the release of the Group Accounts add-on. This Professional add-on lets you sell group memberships with Restrict Content Pro. With Group Accounts, a member can subscribe to a membership that includes a number of “group seats”. The group owner can add members to the group in order to give them access to the membership. This makes it easy for organizations and other multi-member groups to manage access for their members without requiring that each member maintain their own account. Let’s take a look at how it works.
Setting up group subscription levels
To allow group seats on a subscription level, you need to enable them and define the number of seats that comes with the subscription. To do that, go to Restrict → Subscription Levels, and add a new subscription level or edit an existing one. From there, you will see an option to enable the group accounts feature and an option to define the number of seats allowed.
Once you’ve set it up, save your subscription level. Now let’s set up the Group Dashboard page, so members can manage their groups.
Setting up the Group Dashboard
Your members need a page to manage their groups. With Group Accounts this is very easy to do. Go to Pages → Add New, create a new page called Group Dashboard (or whatever you want to call it), add the
[rcp_group_dashboard] shortcode to the page, and publish it. Group Accounts also includes other shortcodes for more control over your dashboard. See the documentation for details.
What your members see
When a person registers for a group-enabled membership, there will be two extra fields on the registration form that lets the person set the group name and group description.
After registration, group owners can manage the group from the Group Dashboard. Take a look at the group dashboard features in the screenshots below.
Site administrator features
As the site administrator, you have some additional group management features in the WordPress dashboard. You can view and manage the group settings on your site, add new groups manually, add new members to those groups manually, and edit the members in the group.
That’s an overview of the Group Accounts add-on. It’s a powerful add-on that greatly simplifies membership management for organizations and other multi-member groups.
How do I get it?
Group Accounts is available today to all Professional and Ultimate license holders. If you already have a license, you can download it from your account dashboard. If you don’t yet have a license, what are you waiting for? Get one today!