This brilliant WooCommerce license key generation and license key manager extension offers user-friendly design and features to enable you to achieve your goals with ease. There are multiple ways to create serial numbers/license keys and assign them to your desired product. We will walk you down with all the different processes that you can follow to create new license keys.

WooCommerce Serial Numbers offers two different ways to create license keys.

  • Manual generation
  • Automatic generation.
Add Serial Number from this interface

Add Serial Number from this interface

We will discuss the process of manual license key generation here.

Add new serial numbers manually:

Add serial numbers manually

Add serial numbers manually

First of all, you have the select the product that you want to assign a serial number / license key to. After that, you have to add a serial number / license key. You can add any combination of numbers and or letters to make your serial number / license key. WooCommerce Serial Numbers also allows you to input multiple lines as your serial key.

Two mandatory fields of manual serial number generation

Two mandatory fields of manual serial number generation

You have complete freedom to make the pattern. You can also include the option to include the date in serial numbers. For example [Serial-{y}{m}{d}##########].

Pattern of serial numbers in WooCommerce Serial Numbers

The pattern of serial numbers in WooCommerce Serial Numbers

Thirdly, you need to deal with the “Activation Limit”. Though this field is mostly applicable for software and games licenses. If you want to restrict the activation to a single user then enter 1 here. Likewise to allow multiple activation you can enter any number. We recommend to leave it blank if the product is not any software or game.

Other options of serial number generation

Other options of serial number generation

Next comes the “Validity” option. This field takes days as input so if in case you want your serial numbers / license keys to be valid for one year then you have to enter 365 days. You should note that the count of days will start from the purchase date. Finally, you have the “Expire date”. You have to select a date from the pop-up calendar section. License keys of your store will expire after the “Expire Date” is crossed and they will not be assigned with any product. Congratulation you have successfully created your first serial numbers / license keys. The first two fields are mandatory.

Set expire option of serial number

Set expire option of a serial number

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.

Options in the edit product page 1

Options in the edit product page 1

After you check “Serial Number” you will see a new option there at the bottom. 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.

Options in the edit product page 2

Options in the edit product page 2

If the product has already assigned license keys then “Serial Number” 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.

Get available serial numbers in the edit product page

Get available serial numbers in the edit product page

There are also options to view available serial numbers or add new serial numbers right from the edit product page.