I've set up a form on a site for super-admins to check out as other users, , making use of the member_id parameter found here - http://cartthrob.com/docs/tags_detail/checkout_form/index.html#member_id . This is being used, essentially, to gift a purchase to these users, who need this purchase to do certain things on the site.

Here's the opening tag I have:


However, when I use the checkout form, my orders are going in with the user id of the admin checking out. I also notice that forum topics on the CT support forums with responses as recent as November, like this one - http://cartthrob.com/forums/viewthread/4636/ - reference a separate extension and custom fields to do this.

Does anyone have familiarity with doing this, or has used the parameter above effectively?

  • And you tried the extension mentioned in that thread already without success?
    – Natetronn
    Feb 2, 2013 at 0:42
  • I just ran into this problem without realizing it only works with subscriptions. Dang. Apr 11, 2014 at 19:45

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I think the member_id param only works when checking out with a subscription. So either the docs are wrong, or this is a bug. I think you'll have to use that extension to get it to work properly.

  • Was trying to avoid bothering you by posting this on here, thank you for the help Rob. Feb 4, 2013 at 16:37

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