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Subscriptions Setup Checklist - How to Add Subscriptions & Memberships to Your Community

Quickly setup your subscription offerings with our Subscriptions Setup Checklist.

Use our list below to guide the setup of your Subscription offerings. Honeycommb offers Community and Group subscriptions, allowing for monetization of community access and the monetization of access to groups.
Customers need to enable the Paid Subscriptions add-on for their account.
To add Subscriptions to your account, go to Account & Billing -> Billing Overview in Control Center and then click Manage Add-ons.

Add the Paid Subscriptions add-on to your account.

  1. Create a Stripe Account on Stripe.com if you do not already have one. Stripe Standard account is recommended
  2. Login to your community using your Community Leader account. Your community leader account is the account you use to access Control Center and Feature posts from within your community.
  3. Open the slide-out menu in your community and click the Control Center menu link. This will open Control Center 2.0.
  4. Click the tab button in the top right of your screen, this will open up the slide-out menu of your Control Center. In the slide-out menu, click Subscriptions to expand the menu.


  5. Connect your Stripe account via Subscriptions -> Subscription Settings in the menu.
    Click Connect Stripe Standard to connect your Stripe account.


  6. Update the following on the Subscription Settings page
    1. Update your Subscription Settings with text and media for your in-App Subscription Promotion Window and in-App Subscription Gate.
      - Subscription Asset Creation Resource

    2. Create design graphics or video for your Subscription Promotion Media, the media shown to members when viewing your Subscription Promotion window. 
      - Suggested Graphic Dimensions: 500 x 500px

    3. Create design graphics or video for your Subscription Gate Media, the media shown to members when they try to view or access something that requires a paid subscription to access.
      - Suggested Graphic Dimensions: 500 x 500px


  7. Create new offerings in Subscription Products, choose to offer Community and/or Group Subscriptions
    1. Create Subscription Products:
      Each Subscription Product requires a Name, Description, Product Art (Suggested Res:1024x1024 px), Product Media (image or video)

    2. Follow this Guide to Setup a Community Subscription (community membership)
    3. Follow this Guide to Setup a Paid Group Subscription - you can offer separate paid groups, and/or packages of paid groups
  8. Once finished adding Subscription Products, each product must be activated by clicking the Activate Product action for each subscription you plan to offer.
  9. To enable subscriptions and force users to see a Subscription Paywall immediately after joining the community, click Activate Subscriptions on your Subscription Products page.

    Make sure to give your Admin accounts free access - directions below.

    Note - How to Give Yourself Free Access:

  10. Create Promo Codes (discount or free offer codes) in Promotions, create a new promotion and set your preferred discount, duration, and if there are any restrictions on redemption.
    1. Add a Promotion Product Restriction if you would like to restrict the promo code to only be used for specific subscription products.
  11. Create Promo Codes - After creating the Promotion and still in the edit screen, click View Promo Codes from the three-dots button at the top of the edit promotion page. Create Promo Code, the code used at Checkout. Save & Activate Promo Code
  12. Use your Promo Code. Visit your community with an account you'd like to give access, open the slide-out menu and click Subscription Options, choose the Product you'd like to subscribe to, and use your Promo Code at checkout.