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How to Create a WordPress User Account After Payment

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Written By: author image Natalie Jones

Are you wanting to create a WordPress user account and assign user roles once a payment is completed on your WordPress site?

Automatically creating a user account and assigning a role in WordPress for customers after they have completed a purchase can help streamline your post-purchase processes and improve the overall user experience.

In addition, it’s a perfect solution for membership sites and sites that offer online courses because it lets your members, registrants, and subscribers manage their own account as soon as they’ve made a payment.

In this article, we’ll show you the easiest way to have a WordPress user account automatically created for your users after a confirmed payment.

Creating a WordPress User Account

The best way to create a WordPress user account immediately after your customers have purchased a product, subscription, or membership on your site is to use a Stripe payments plugin for WordPress that lets you easily accept payments directly on your site. It’s also helpful to choose a Stripe payments plugin that supports an integration with an automation plugin so that you don’t have to create and assign user accounts and roles manually.

WP Simple Pay is the #1 Stripe payments plugin for WordPress that allows you to accept payments directly on your site without code. Unlike some of the other ecommerce solutions like WooCommerce, WP Simple Pay is a standalone plugin, which means that you can create payment forms for all types of products and services without having to use any additional plugins or create a shopping cart.

The plugin also offers an advanced drag and drop payment form builder and tons of pre-built payment form templates to help you create payment forms in minutes.

wp simple pay homepage

One of the many great parts about WP Simple Pay is that it integrates seamlessly with the most powerful automation plugin for WordPress, Uncanny Automator.

With Uncanny Automator, you can create several different automations to improve the functionality of your site and also to streamline tasks, including creating a user account in WordPress after a payment.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

Step 1: Install and Activate WP Simple Pay

The first thing you’ll need to do to create a new WordPress user account after payment has been made is install and activate WP Simple Pay on your WordPress site.

Simply visit the pricing page and choose the right plan for you.

Once your purchase is complete, you’ll get access to the plugin’s .zip file via your purchase confirmation email or from your WP Simple Pay account.

Click on Let’s Get Started.

WP Simple Pay setup wizard

If you didn’t see the setup wizard, simply head over to WP Simple Pay » Settings » Advanced tab and click the Launch Setup Wizard button.

Step 2: Connect WordPress to Stripe  

To connect your WordPress site to Stripe, click Connect with Stripe.

WP Simple Pay connect with Stripe

Next up, enter the email address you use for your Stripe account and connect it with your site. If you don’t have a Stripe account, you can easily create one by entering your email address and completing registration.

WP Simple Pay Connect with Stripe

Upon completing this process, you’ll be shown a success page that says Setup Complete. Next, to create a payment form, click on the Create a Payment Form button.

setup complete

Step 3: Create a Payment Form

As you can see, WP Simple Pay provides tons of pre-built payment form templates for you to create a payment form in minutes.

For the purpose of this tutorial, go ahead and choose the Fun Run Registration Form template.

Next, in the General tab, add your form’s title and description and choose On-site payment form for the Type from the dropdown menu.

Click on the Payment tab and configure a one-time payment by adding the price amount and pricing options. You can check the box to offer registrants an optional subscription. Then, check the boxes next to the available payment method options you want to accept.

Next, click on the Form Fields tab and add or remove the custom fields you want to include on your form.

It’s a good idea to set up custom payment confirmation messages and email receipts for this form so that you can provide registrants with additional information about the event they’ve registered for.

Simply click on the Confirmations Page tab and enter your custom message. Keep in mind that this message will be displayed once your customer completes the checkout process.

Then, click on the Email Notifications tab and enter the email confirmation message you want to send to registrants.

WP Simple Pay offers Purchase Restrictions, which allow you to control when your payment form starts and stops accepting payments. Also, if you need to limit the event or registration to a certain number of people, you can easily configure those settings in the Purchase Restrictions tab.

When you’re finished, click on Publish.

Step 4: Publish Your Payment Form on Your Site

Now that you’ve created your payment form, it’s time to add it to your site.

Simply go to the page or post you want your form on and click the + icon to bring up the WP Simple Pay block. Next, choose the form you just created from the dropdown menu.

Be sure to click on Update or Publish.

add wp simple pay block to page

Step 5: Install and Activate Uncanny Automator

To automatically create a new WordPress user account after a customer completes a purchase, you’ll need to install and activate Uncanny Automator in WordPress.

Similar to WP Simple Pay, the installation process for Uncanny Automator is quick and easy.

Simply visit the pricing page and choose the best plan for your specific needs.

Next, download the plugin from your Uncanny Automator account. Then, navigate to Plugins » Add New in the WordPress dashboard. Click on the Upload Plugin button, choose the .zip file, select Install Now, and then Activate.

Step 6: Create a WordPress User Account Automation

Now that you’ve published your payment form on your site, it’s time to create an automation that will create a new WordPress user account once payment goes through via the form.

Because WP Simple Pay offers a built-in integration with Uncanny Automator, you can easily create automations straight from the payment form builder.

First, go back to your payment form and click on the Automations tab. Then, click on Automate this Payment Form.

You’ll be redirected to the recipe editor page in Uncanny Automator. Enter a title for your automation that will help you quickly identify this particular payment form and automation later.

Next, click on the WP Simple Pay icon from the gallery of options to add your Trigger. Then, choose A payment for a form is completed and choose the payment form you just created from the dropdown menu.

Now it’s time to create your Action. First, click on Add action and choose WordPress from the list of possible integrations.

Next, choose Add a user from the dropdown menu and then A payment for Fun Run Registration Form is completed.

You’ll need to add the Billing email for the Username and Email fields to complete your automation recipe. You’ll also notice that the user Role is set to Subscriber by default.

Be sure to click on Save and toggle the switch from Draft to Live.

Your completed recipe should look like this:

Step 7: Test Your Payment Form

It’s a good idea to test your payment form to ensure that your automation is working properly.

If you’re not sure how to perform a test payment, see our simple step-by-step guide.

Once the test payment is completed, navigate to Users in your WordPress admin dashboard. You should see that the new user has been added as a Subscriber:

That’s it! We hope this article has helped you create a new WordPress user account after a payment has been made on your site.

If you liked this article, you might also want to check out How to Let Customers Manage Recurring Renewals in WordPress.

If you’re looking for more ways to automate tasks for your WP Simple Pay payment forms using Uncanny Automator, be sure to check out How to Automate Social Proof Posts on Facebook Pages.

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