Creating license keys with WooCommerce Serial Numbers is fairly simple. There are multiple ways to create license keys and assign them to your desired products. We will walk you down with all the different processes that you can follow to create new license keys.
The plugin offers two different ways to create license keys.
Add new serial numbers manually.
Generate serial key automatically.
We will discuss the process of manual license key generation here.
Add new serial numbers manually:
In a few basic steps, you will be able to create licenses and assign them with products. First of all, you have to choose the product from the drop-down menu. Secondly, there is an option to select the product variation. Most of the time it will be the main product unless you are assigning a license to a variable product.
Now comes the serial number input section. Enter serial numbers as you wish. You can enter secret numbers of other companies or you can also use your personal secret codes as serial numbers of your own product.
It also offers to add multiple serial numbers at once. You need to add those numbers and separate them with a new line.
The next step is the Image license. NOTE that you cannot generate image license with the free version. You have to update to the premium version to use the image license.
Right after that comes the max delivery times. This is where you will specify how many times do you want to sell that license key. If you select 5 then, you will be able to associate that license key five times with your desired product that you selected in the very first step.
After max delivery times, you have the maximum instance. The maximum instance is created to assign one single key with multiple devices or accounts. For example, we all know that some licenses are sold for a single user and some are for multiple uses. If you do not have plans to sell a single license for multiple users just keep it as one (1).
One final step is the validity section. There are two different options to set the validity of your serial numbers. First, there are “Days” and then you have “Date”. Do not let the two different options confuse you. If you select days then enter any number you want (for example, you can enter 180 days for six months).
The date option offers you to select the date from a drop down. Select your desired date from the surfaced calendar. Finally, hit “add serial number” button at the end of the list. Congratulation you have successfully created your first license keys.
Serial Number generation from the product menu:
You can also access the serial number generation options right from the edit option of every single product. This is also applicable to new products that you are about to add. Go to the edit option on any product and select “Serial Numbers”. After selecting the serial numbers, you will get a checkbox. Check it if you want to assign serial numbers for that product.
After you check the “Enable Serial Number for this Product” you will see new options there. You will also find the options to create new licenses from there too. Choose the desired method to generate licenses from there. Everything should be familiar from that point.
If the product is already assigned any license keys then “Enable Serial Number for this Product” will be automatically checked for you. You will find the list of already generated serial numbers from there. New serial number generation options will be also present there.