Flexible Subscriptions



The best free alternative to the WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin

Do you want to sell subscriptions in WooCommerce? The Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce plugin allows WordPress based stores to:

  • Sell WooCommerce products as subscriptions (choose a simple and variable subscription)
  • Implement recurring payments in WooCommerce (including Stripe and PayPal)
  • Offer rental products with customized payment and shipping plans
  • Use multiple options thanks to a WooCommerce variable subscription

You may check Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce if you wish to:

  • Sell courses and subscription-based products online
  • Add both tangible and virtual subscription products in WooCommerce
  • Receive recurring payments and reorder products in WooCommerce easily
  • Use a free alternative to WooCommerce Subscriptions

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The extension has a lot of options too. For example, it’s possible to:

  • Send subscription email notifications for subscriptions in WooCommerce
  • Set the regular and sale price per subscription
  • Offer promotions for subscriptions with a WooCommerce discount coupon
  • Start paid member subscriptions in WordPress, set billing cycles: monthly, yearly, by weeks, or days, and decide about the number of billing cycles, or subscription expiration
  • Adjust payment frequency and shipping costs (one time shipping), also set a free trial period, or an initial sign-up fee

Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce equals fast administration and product launch:

  • See the subscriptions on the clear list (subscription status, items, next payments, start/ trial/ end dates, and related orders)
  • Edit a subscription easily (manage, send notes, see the attribution origin or a payment method)
  • Customize the subscription Add to cart button text and Place order button text
  • Use the free subscription plugin for WordPress (best ecommerce platform for many blogs)

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You do not need a special subscription or recurring payments app for WooCommerce. The plugin is equipped with the above features so just need WordPress and WooCommerce to start using it.

You may see all features in the plugin documentation.

What does Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce do?

In short, the plugin lets you sell subscriptions in WooCommerce. You may sell courses, handle recurring payments, and let customers reorder products in your WooCommerce store easily.

How to add subscriptions in 7 steps?

  1. After installation of the plugin, add a new WooCommerce product or use existing ones.
  2. Set the product type as a simple or variable subscription.
  3. Insert the subscription regular and sale prices.
  4. Choose the subscription recurring payment cycle (every, every 2nd, every 3rd, every 4th, every 5th, every 6th) for a period (day, week, month, or year).
  5. Set the expiration time (in days, weeks, months, years) or decide not to expire the subscription.
  6. It’s also possible to add a sign-up fee.
  7. Decide about a free trial (in days, weeks, months, or years).


The Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce plugin documentation

Help and support

For support requests, please use the official plugin forums at WP.org.

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Is there a PRO version?

Core functionalities are free forever. However, we plan to create the plugin paid add-ons to enhance Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce with more features.

Download it for free today and sell subscriptions in WooCommerce!

Help us improve Flexible Subscriptions!

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  • Subscription settings.
  • Subscription in WooCommerce – product page.
  • Add a WooCommerce subscription to the cart.
  • WooCommerce subscription – checkout view.
  • Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce – list.
  • Subscription details and payment cycles.
  • Subscription notes and emails to subscribers.
  • Install Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce.
  • Setting WooCommerce products as subscriptions.
  • Subscription prices, pricing schedule, and taxes.
  • Subscription settings – billing cycle, expiration date, free trial, and sign-up fee.
  • Shipping settings (one time shipping cost).
  • Variable subscriptions in WooCommerce for products.
  • Settings for a WooCommerce variable subscription.
  • Variable subscription example on the product page.
  • Plugin settings – change the Place order and Add to Cart button text.
  • Plugin settings – endpoints.
  • WooCommerce coupons for subscriptions – coupon code promotions.
  • Support tab with quick instructions about the plugin.


  1. Install either via the WordPress.org plugin directory or by uploading the files to your server.
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  3. Edit your products or add a new one.
  4. Go to Product Data and change the Product Type to Subscription or Variable Subscription.
  5. Set the subscription price, billing interval, sign-up fee, and expiration period.


I’m new to WooCommerce. Is it difficult to use the Flexible Subscriptions plugin?

Not at all! It only takes a few minutes to activate the plugin and start selling subscriptions in WooCommerce. The plugin is based on WooCommerce products so you will set everything for a subscription on the product edit screen. If you encounter any problems, let us know.

You can also read the plugin documentation.

Do you provide support?

Of course! Please use the official plugin forum at WP.org.

Who should use Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce?

Everyone who wants to sell subscriptions or implement recurring payments in WordPress and WooCommerce. You may also use it as a free alternative to the WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin.

Is it possible to create and sell an unlimited number of subscriptions with your plugin?

Yes! Of course! There are no limits on the number of subscriptions you can set and sell.

Are coding skills needed to use Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce?

Not at all! No coding skills are required. The plugin is simple and lets you start subscriptions in WooCommerce in minutes!

Where can I read more about Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce?

First, you may check out the documentation. Then, you can also read some articles about the plugin on the WP Desk’s blog.


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Contributors & Developers

“Flexible Subscriptions” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.1.1 – 2024-06-26

  • Update banner in repository view.
  • Add support for WooCommerce 9.0

1.1.0 – 2024-06-24

  • Add filtering by order subtype in admin view.
  • Add subscription link column in order admin view.
  • Add action fsub/subscription/new, when subscription is created.
  • Fix period assignment for new subscription renewals.
  • Fix viewing user’s subscriptions from subscription edit link.

1.0.1 – 2024-05-22

  • Update plugin’s readme.

1.0.0 – 2024-04-22

  • Initial public version of Flexible Subscriptions for WooCommerce.