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Can someone tell me the correct setup for a FREE Membership? Cannot figure out what to check to get rid of the error "One of parameters (value: ) is not of the type Integer", which occurs after the second page.

Doesn't seem to be a way to do this with the word "contribution" everywhere and trying to set a price to $0 didn't work like some other posts listed.

Just want a clean membership page where joining is free and no hint of needing to contribute.

  • can you confirm why you need it as a membership? are you just wanting to sign people up to a group so you can email them, or do you really want to track their membership status / cycle etc? – petednz - fuzion Jun 1 '16 at 5:25
  • Please add some screen shot of the page and your priceset – Ramesh - ARTECH Consultancy Jun 1 '16 at 8:34
  • We are tracking members and non members who must renew yearly. We have events and services and track those as well, demographically, as a nonprofit housing 15 other nonprofits, all with different services for the community. All services and membership are free. The process is for tracking. – user3272 Jun 9 '16 at 23:39
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Here's an Example of a clean FREE Membership page with no hint of needing to contribute! On the Contribution Page Config -> Memberships Tab -> make sure you select the Membership.

Note 1: you'll want to add some anti-spam control - like add a reCAPTCHA to a profile that you expose on your Contribution Page

Note 2: In Drupal we can sync Membership Type/Status -> to Drupal role - and can then create Member only content pages. Not sure if you can do that in Wordpress - but that's often our use case for a FREE Membership.

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  • Thanks SO MUCH! The example helps to know it's possible. Thanks for the reCAPTCHA reminder Using Wordpress :) – user3272 Jun 9 '16 at 23:44
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You simply set the membership price to zero. On the demo go to Membership Types (un/pw is demo/demo as usual) and change the price of one of them to zero and see what happens at the membership signup/renewal page.

As per Pete's comment you may not need a membership at all, but just have them sign up to a group instead.

But if membership makes sense, and you need member role sync to Wordpress, I've used Tadpole's Wordpress CiviMember Role Sync Plugin but I see they are recommending a new one on the page.

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  • Thanks. "Them" are the public at large and I don't see how groups will manage renewals etc. I tried setting up Types which made me set up a contribution page and then got tangled up in Price Sets. I think I configured more than I needed to . I need to trash and try again. I doesn't seem to let you do just one thing but put in line items then the line items had a requirement then financial type had to be set...got lost, entirely - just want free events and registration and neither works. I'll try this again = thx for the steps! – user3272 Jun 9 '16 at 23:47
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I'm with Pete. Unless you have dues or expiration, you shouldn't use CiviMember to manage your membership. Disable it so your colleagues don't get confused.

Then, create a group and then a profile that adds people to the group. Link to that profile in "create" mode and make that your membership signup form.

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  • will not work for us -We are tracking members and non members who must renew yearly. We have events and services and track those as well, demographically, as a nonprofit housing 15 other nonprofits, all with different services for the community. All services and membership are free. The process is for tracking. – user3272 Jun 9 '16 at 23:43

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