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Directorist WooCommerce Subscription Integration

Introducing Directorist WooCommerce Subscription Integration

If you are a WooCommerce user, you can create as many pricing plans for your directory website as you want with the help of the Directorist WooCommerce Subscription integration. That being said, creating subscription-based pricing plans with this integration will feel much easier for a user, adept at creating WooCommerce products and subscriptions.

This article not only sheds light on the benefits of the integration but also focuses on the other likely use cases of the plugin. To use the plugin you must have a Directorist-based directory website in place. In case, you did not know, Directorist is free and it will be free forever.

So, without further ado, let’s jump right in!

What exactly is this about?

Directorist WooCommerce Pricing Plans

The WooCommerce Pricing Plan is basically an integration for Directorist that works with WooCommerce and WooCommerce Subscription plan as well to create unlimited simple subscription products. The best part is that you can effortlessly connect those simple subscription products with the pricing plans.

What’s interesting is that you will be able to control each and every field of the pricing plan directly from the Directorist’s intuitive directory builder and showcase them on the subscription plans and on the add listing page as well. Now, you may be wondering if you could decide which field to show where isn’t it?

For example, you may keep the video field for the premium pricing plan but not for the basic plan by selecting or selecting the video field with the help of the Directorist WooCommmerce subscription integration. However, you can only connect one subscription product with one pricing plan. Meaning, that once you start using this plugin, you can create an unlimited number of simple subscription products for your users and start earning right away!

As the directory builder has an unlimited number of custom fields, you can showcase and deploy unlimited fields on the subscription-based pricing plans and on the add listing page as well.

Benefits of Using the WooCommerce Subscription Integration

By using the WooCommerce Subscription integration, you can add pricing plans dynamically on your directory website. Here are some of the benefits and use cases of the integration:

  • Creating a Simple Subscription Product and connecting it with Directorist WooCommerce Subscription Integration.
  • The User can enjoy the WooCommerce Coupon, and WooCommerce Payment Gateways like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club International, Discover, UnionPay, JCB, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and other WooCommerce based services.
  • Enter unlimited fields with Directorist’s Directory Builder and show them not just on Add Listing page but also in the subscription plans.
  • Add pricing plans with parameters like whether to charge per listing submission or for a package that defines a specific number of listing submissions.
  • You can manage the orders from the WooCommerce > Orders menu like any other WooCommerce product order.

How the Integration Works

To make it work properly on your Directorist powered website, you will need the following extensions as requirements:

Before you move any further, make sure that the WooCommerce Subscription payment method has been set up in a live environment. Otherwise, it will not work correctly.

You can create a subscription-based pricing plan only in two steps:

Step 1: Creating a Simple Subscription

First, of all, you will have to create a simple subscription product. To do so, Go to the WP Admin Dashboard > Products > Add New > Create Product > Simple Subscription > Publish.

Step 2: Creating a Listing Pricing Plan

Again, navigate to the WP Admin Dashboard > Products > Add New > Listing Pricing Plan > Enable Subscription > Select the Subscription Product you have created in step 1 > Publish.

Congrats! You have successfully created a WooCommerce Pricing Plan in Directorist.

View from the Frontend

Now, your users will be able to buy the subscription plan from the front end:

Finally, the user will be redirected to the payment page; and depending upon the payment gateways you chose, the user will be able to pay for the subscription plan.

Managing Orders

The integration does not come up with any new order management system. Rather, it will make your experience smooth with the default WooCommerce management system. So, to see your orders, you have to navigate to the WP Admin Dashboard > WooCommerce > Orders.

However, the subscription owner or user will have a separate dashboard to see his or her orders, subscription plans, etc.

Please note that I have only shown the major aspects of the plugin here. But for more information, you can visit our official documentation from here.

Bonus tips

But that’s not the end! You can use the following shortcode to display this pricing plan on any page or post:

WooCommerce Pricing Plans Shortcodes

The shortcode makes the integration a complete product that will give you full control over it.

Wrapping up

Managing a directory website’s subscription plan can be a nightmare for you if you want to do it with raw codes. On the other hand, hiring developers is not a good idea as they require huge compensation. Thus we have come up with this amazing integration that facilitates the idea of creating subscription plans with Directorist and WooCommerce.

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Al Suzud Dowla plays the role of a content strategist at Directorist. He is basically a digital marketing expert and a tech enthusiast (by heart) who excels particularly in technical content writing. In his pastimes, he is seen playing Ping Pong, performing Karaoke, reading books, and playing around with JavaScript as well.


  • Doug
    June 12, 2022

    Very helpful article. I’m also looking for information on how to create a business directory using Directorist and then allow each business to have their online store on that site. How do I do that?

    • Al Suzaud Dowla
      June 12, 2022

      Hi Doug!

      We feel really excited to hear that you found this article helpful. It means a lot to us. Now, getting back to your answer:

      First, you can follow our precise article from this link, ” https://directorist.com/blog/build-a-directory-website-for-free/ ” to know how to create a directory website for free with Directorist.

      Second, if you are planning to create a booking, appointment, or reservation website, Directorist has got you covered with a dedicated extension ( https://directorist.com/product/directorist-booking/ ). Upon installing the extension, the listing owners not only can list their services but also can receive orders on their dashboard which is just like a multivendor website. However, the limitation here is that you can only do this for service-oriented businesses where booking and reservations are needed.

      Fortunately, Directorist is compatible with popular WordPress multi-vendor plugins like Dokan, WC Vendors, WC Marketplace, WCFM, and YITH WooCommerce Multivendor. So, feel free to install one of these multivendor plugins in your Directorist-powered directory website and let the listing owners have their individual stores like a champ.

      If you are in any trouble, don’t hesitate to knock us further. Again, thanks for stopping by.

  • Artem Dubinsky
    July 18, 2023

    I have many VIP subscriptions of the same type , each linked to different listings , how do I understand which subscription is linked to which listing ?

    • Md. Hamim Khan
      July 18, 2023

      Hello Artem!
      The listing owner can see the subscription type from Dashboard. Here is a screenshot for your convenience: https://ibb.co/pnY2q9R

      However, the site Admin can also view the subscription type from the backend. (see screenshot: https://ibb.co/rw59C4Z)

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