In order to create a free membership signup form, you'll use the membershipLevelId attribute in conjunction with the MM_Form SmartTag. This tag is used to limit a form to a specific membership level ID. Using this method will allow you to create a specific checkout page configured just for a free membership signup, that does not have any billing information collected.


membershipLevelId - Specifies the ID of the membership level being purchased on the checkout form. If this attribute is not provided then the checkout form will attempt to get the product ID from the querystring parameter rid in the browser URL. Using this attribute will ensure that the checkout form can only be used for the specific membership ID set. You will usually not want to use this on your Checkout Core page, but rather on a specific checkout page used for a free membership. Read this article to learn how to find IDs for membership levels


[MM_Form type='checkout' membershipLevelId='1'](Replace 1 with the ID of the membership level you wish to use)

[MM_Form_Section type='accountInfo']
...account information form fields and related content...

<a href="[MM_Form_Button type='submit' paymentMethod='default']" class="mm-button orange large rounded">Sign Up</a> 
(This replaces all the buttons that normally display on your checkout page, including PayPal, with a custom button.  You can use MemberMouse button styles to change the look of this.)


Full Example

This is the code to use for a free membership.  If you are using this for a paid membership, use the full checkout template and the membershipLevelId attribute.  Just remember to replace the Membership level ID with one for your site.

[MM_Form type='checkout' membershipLevelId='1']   

[MM_Form_Message type='error']
[MM_Form_Section type='accountInfo']
Account Information           
First Name: [MM_Form_Field type='input' name='firstName']
Last Name: [MM_Form_Field type='input' name='lastName']
Email: [MM_Form_Field type='input' name='email']
Password: [MM_Form_Field type='input' name='password']
Phone: [MM_Form_Field type='input' name='phone']
<a href="[MM_Form_Button type='submit' paymentMethod='default']" class="mm-button orange large rounded">Sign Up</a>

This code will generate a form that looks very close to this, depending on the colors and fonts included in your installed theme:

The Email and Password fields are essential, but you can configure it so that some, or all, of the other Form Fields aren't visible on the checkout page. You will need to change the information in the type=' ' section from type='input' to type='hidden'. The article Make Fields Optional on Checkout Form will give you more information about how to add or hide fields from your checkout page.