In DAP, to add a new a user to your site on the backend, you must give the user access to some product – any product.
What that means is, that you can’t create stand-alone new users who have access to no products.
So, to add a new user…
1) Go to “DAP Admin > Users > Add”.
2) Under the “Add New User“ section of the page, select a Product. Enter first name and email (both mandatory) . Last name and Username are optional.
3) If this user has paid you previously, or paid offline, then you may check the “Mark as Paid“ checkbox. If you do not check it, then the user is added as a “Free” user by default. The “Free” or “Paid” status for this product access is only a matter of internal reporting. It doesn’t really matter if a user is marked as free or paid – they will still get the exact same access to the product depending on valid access start and access end dates, whether you are dripping content, etc. So the “FREE” or “PAID” status is mainly for your own purpose, just to be able to differentiate someone you gave free access, and someone who paid you offline and you just want to note them as a paid user, that’s all.
4) Click “Add User To Product” button. At that very moment, the “Welcome Email” configured for that product, is sent to the user in real time. If no welcome email is configured, then nothing is sent.
PS: You can also mark a user as “Paid“ from the “Users > Manage“ screen after you’ve searched for them by email or last name.
PPS: And here’s how you can also add a manual transaction for that user