Set up Bold Memberships

Bold Memberships allows you to run any type of membership on your store. Offer sophisticated memberships which show different content or blogs, or basic memberships for digital or offline services such as fitness classes or piano lessons. You can charge a recurring membership fees, or provide memberships for free.


Memberships requires a Liquid code installation to function correctly on your site. 

Ready to get started with Memberships? Follow this step-by-step guide and you will soon be able to launch your own membership plans.



Memberships can be installed through the following link: Shopify App Store - Bold Memberships

Bold Memberships requires a liquid code install to work properly on your site.

If you're comfortable with code, you can complete the installation yourself or request an installation from our Expert team. For more information, please visit our Installation Guide for Bold Memberships.


Third party page builder apps cannot be used alongside Bold Memberships at this time. In order for Bold Memberships to function correctly, we recommend removing the third party page builder app and the liquid code from your store.

Select your price plan by going to Change Plans in the app. By default, the app will be set on the lowest plan upon install. Select the plan you anticipate you will need here.

If you need a higher plan that what is available, please reach out to our Customer Success team.

Change Plans

If you haven't already, you'll need to enable customer accounts in Shopify, in order for customers to be able to log into their membership plan. You can set this to be either optional or required; as long as they aren't disabled.


As of December 31st, 2020, PayPal will be enforcing SCA (Strong Customer Authentication) requirements for online card transactions in the European Economic Area (EEA), except for the UK region. As a result, Bold Memberships will not be able to offer PayPal as a payment gateway for existing merchants if: 

  • They have not yet connected PayPal in the app
  • They disconnect PayPal from within Bold Memberships after December 31st, 2020

All merchants that install Bold Memberships after December 31st, 2020, will no longer be able to connect PayPal within Bold Memberships. Stripe is available as a SCA compliant payment gateway.

In order to sell your membership plans to customers, you'll need to connect your Stripe account within the app.

Once your app has been installed and the previous steps have been taken, you can create your first Membership plan. This is the plan that customers will purchase in order to access the perks that you are offering through your membership.

If you would like to show certain content to members on your storefront after they have successfully signed up for a membership plan, you can set a Show rule within a membership plan. Please visit Create Members Only Content in Bold Memberships for more information on which rules are available in Bold Memberships and steps for creating these rules in a membership plan.

If you'd like to have your memberships listed on their own page, you'll want to create a new page. You can use this to place your buy button or widget.

This step is optional; you can also add your buy button or widget to an already-existing page on your website.

A Memberships buy button placed on a page will allow customers to sign up for your membership plan using a button that opens up a form field.

A Memberships widget is more of an embedded registration field for your plan. Placing it on a page will allow your customers to sign up for your membership using the form field on your page. 

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