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I am moving courses from another platform into Squarespace using Member areas to host the course material.

I will need to move existing students (names and email addresses) from the old platform into the member area. How do I manually add people to a member area since they have already paid for course access on the old platform? 

I see where I can add people to a mailing list but I can't see a way to add people into a member area (manually). 

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On 11/4/2022 at 2:04 PM, ninsights said:

I see where I can add people to a mailing list but I can't see a way to add people into a member area (manually). 

You can’t sign someone up for a member area on their behalf. Each member must personally sign up for a membership and establish their own customer account with login credentials. It isn’t possible to create or import member profiles manually. 

To make this less painful you can create a discount code (that makes membership free) and send this to your existing members so they can create their new Member Area account without paying. Future payments can then be taken using Member Areas instead of the method you used previously.

For more information on what Member Areas can and cannot do, see my post Squarespace Member Areas and their limitations.

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