How to Set up Access Plans (Free, One-Time, and Recurring Payments)

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25 thoughts on “How to Set up Access Plans (Free, One-Time, and Recurring Payments)”

  1. Muaaz Khalid says:

    Is it possible that, I set the price 100$/yr for the first time and then charge 10$/year for each year??
    Please guide me how I can achieve it?


    1. Chris Badgett says:

      Yes! You can do that. Use the trial feature in the access plan to create that scenario.

  2. Salman Khan says:

    Hi Chris,

    I am using LifterLMS with WooCommerce, and I am not getting the price option it is just kept on showing the Woocommerce Product field to choose in the access plan. See the screenshot here

    I want to know how can I use the default LifterLMS subcription option?

    1. Chris Badgett says:

      Hi Salman, do you need to use Woo. This may help with that decision. If you choose to use Woo, here is the complete getting started guide.

  3. Laura says:

    Hello! This is such a great feature…
    I just wanted to know, if we add the 3 time payment feature, does it automatically charge the money on the client’s account every month?
    And another question;
    Do they get a confirmation email explaining they will be charged every month ?

    Thank you so much!

    1. Chris Badgett says:

      Yes! Here’s how access plans and the ecommerce works:

  4. Rajan Mia says:

    Hi, i am from Bangladesh. lifterLMS just wow. but i need little simple help from you. like, only subscriber can access all the courses but only one course for one day. then another course next day.

    1. codeBOX says:

      I’m very sorry to hear that you are having technical issues. That’s frustrating! We don’t handle support via comments, but our support team would be more than happy to help you get this sorted out. If you are using our free product, please post your tech support issue for free in the community forums: (checked and responded to on a regular basis by our dev team) or if you are a LifterLMS Pro Member or have purchased any add-on from LifterLMS, please log into your account and submit a support ticket.

    2. Anna says:

      Hi Rajan, check course scheduler plugin from Aspen Grove Studios… It helped me.

  5. I have the same behavior sometimes.

    You simply click on the box for free access, then you uncheck it and new fields will show up that were not there before.

    Best regards


  6. Hi Chris.
    i love Lifter, is very useful to create and order the course fast.
    At this moment I´m having some issues, there is missing the mark complete lesson so my students are not able to progress through the course. In this demo course is neither available. Can you help me with this? Or where I must activate it?

    Thank you and keep these project alive!

    1. codeBOX says:

      Hi Sebastian!

      Thanks! Here’s how to add the shortcode for the Mark Complete button to appear:

  7. robrocjr says:

    what happened to the feature option? I don’t see it on my backend.

    1. Chris Badgett says:

      The access plan area is located lower down on the course and membership pages in WordPress. If you need help from the LifterLMS support team on that, please post your issue for free in the community forums here: If you are a LifterLMS customer, please submit a ticket here so the support team can assist you:

  8. olivia.ball says:

    Can you have group bookings? I would like to offer discounts for multiple enrolments; is that possible?

    1. Chris Badgett says:

      Hi Olovia! Check out LifterLMS vouchers for group bookings. Also another company is about to release a group booking plugin for LifterLMS. We’ll email when this becomes available.

  9. info158 says:

    Hi Chris
    I’m loving your software! have an existing membership site and want to see if I can integrate with or just move everything to LifterLMS
    If I keep on using DAP to sell & drip the content how can I set up the course so that no registration is needed? I just want DAP to redirect the user to the course after purchase and they can start straight away without doing the FREE LifterLMS enrolment. Would that work?

    1. info158 says:

      btw, I know you have a FREE LESSON button/option but then the FREE Ikon will show on the course curriculum, which I don’t want to

    2. Chris Badgett says:

      I there! With LifterLMS you don’t need a third party drip or membership protection system since all that functionality is included in LifterLMS. If you are using a third party system to sell, you could deliver a LifterLMS voucher code for them to activate their course or courses:

  10. renz_idelbert says:

    The free access plan on my page, does not do anything

    1. Chris Badgett says:

      Perhaps you need to test it as a regular user and not a WordPress admin?

  11. Hortiguela says:

    I’ve generated an Access Plan and Updated the page, but nothing is displaying on either the Preview page nor the Live Side.

    1. Chris Badgett says:

      On the front end of the website view the page while not logged in to see the Access Plans you made. If that doesn’t work for you please contact the support team:

  12. stefany.wfbarker says:

    Hi Chris,

    My access plans screen does not have as many fields as yours (no option for payment plans or trials/sales). Why is that?


    1. Chris Badgett says:

      Hi Stefany,

      Please log into your account here and submit a ticket so the LifterLMS support team can help you.

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