Do you want to make user registration required before the checkout? But you don’t know how to. I have got you covered right here.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to force user registration in WooCommerce with the help of the WooCommerce Request a Quote Plugin. In simple terms, buyers will need first to create an account to buy products from your eCommerce store.
I’ll show you each step in detail with the help of images to help you understand the process better. So, continue reading ahead to check out how to make user registration mandatory in your WooCommerce store.
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How to Force User Registration in WooCommerce?
To achieve the desired results, I’ll replace the ‘Add to Cart’ button with a custom button. We will hyperlink the custom button to my User Registration or Login page.
Follow the steps to make user registration compulsory in WooCommerce.
1. Enable Account Creation on the ‘My Account’ Page
Follow the mentioned steps to enable account creation on the ‘My Account’ page.
1. Navigate to WooCommerce ‘Settings’
Look for the ‘WooCommerce’ option in the WordPress toolbar. Then, search for the ‘Settings’ option in the WooCommerce submenu.
In the WordPress Admin Dashboard: WooCommerce > Settings > Click on it
2. Head to Accounts and Privacy Settings
Head over to the ‘Accounts & Privacy’ settings.
3. Check the ‘Allow Customers to Create an Account on the “My Account” page’
Tick the ‘Allow Customers to Create an Account on the My Account page’ option to let users create an account from the My Account page.
4. Click on the ‘Save Changes’ Button
Scroll down, and click on the ‘Save Changes’ button.
2. Install the WooCommerce Request A Quote Plugin
Note: You can skip this step if you have already installed and activated the WooCommerce Request A Quote Plugin.
To install WooCommerce Request A Quote Plugin, you will need to install the Woosuite Core plugin and activate your Woosuite license key. We have created a Quick Start Guide to walk you through the installation process.
Look for the ‘Woosuite’ option in the right sidebar of your WordPress toolbar. Then, click on the ‘Request a Quote’ option.
In the WordPress Admin Dashboard: Navigate to the Woosuite Submenu > Request a Quote > Click on it.
Click on ‘All Rules.’
4. Create a New Rule to Force User Registration
Follow the given steps to create a new rule to force user registration in WooCommerce.
1. Click on the ‘Add New Rule’ Button
Click on the ‘Add New Rule’ button to create a new rule.
2. Give An Internal Campaign Name
Enter an internal campaign name for your new rule in the ‘Add Title’ field. This is for internal purposes only. This won’t be visible on the front end.
3. Select the ‘Rule Type’ to ‘Quote Rule for Guest Users.’
Select the ‘Rule Type’ option to ‘Quote Rule for Guest Users’ from the dropdown. This rule will be applied to Guest Users only.
4. Add ‘1’ In the ‘Rule Priority’ Field
Enter ‘1’ in the Rule Priority field. We are giving this field high priority, so we added ‘1’ in this field. You can add between 1 to 10.
5. Tick the ‘Apply To All Products’
Tick the ‘Apply On All Products’ option to apply this rule to all your WooCommerce store products.
6. Select ‘Replace Add to Cart with Custom Button’ With ‘Hide Add to Cart Button’
7. Add Custom Page Link
In this Custom Button Link box, add the page link to which you want to redirect visitors after clicking on the custom button.
8. Give a Label to Your Custom Button
In the ‘Custom Button Label’ field, add the label you want to show on the button. For instance, you display ‘Login to Purchase’ on the button.
9. Click on the Publish Button
Click on the ‘Publish’ button to make this rule live. So, click on it.
We have now figured out how to force user registration in WooCommerce. We made all the settings correctly. We will now check whether everything is working fine or not.
I’m currently on the Shop Page of my WooCommerce Demo Store, and you can see the ‘Login to Purchase’ button is visible instead of the ‘Add to Cart Button.’ The prices are also visible with the Login to Purchase button. Here are the final results we got with the help of the WooCommerce Request a Quote Plugin.
After clicking on the ‘Login to Purchase’ button, it sends me to the User Registration page to log in or create a new account.
We finally checked out how to force user registration in WooCommerce. I hope you understood the steps properly and implemented the same on your WooCommerce store. If you face any issues while creating a rule to force users to register before checking out, leave a comment or contact Woosuite customer support. Our dedicated customer support team typically replies within 48 hours.
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