30 votesEvgeny Zaritovskiy responded
For now, this is not something we’re going to change – not sure if ever.
Workaround to use: create a special “entry” free level to apply to, and close “normal” ones for application. For the entry level, create also a dropdown field where a potential member can choose a level they want to apply to. Add other fields you need to assess the application. When application is successful, your admin is to change membership level to required one and generate membership invoice (membership upgrade invoice). The member will be emailed with the invoice and can pay.Chris commented
Thanks but neither thread addresses my issue, it has nothing to do with member emails.
Just as one can put a red asterisk near a field in any online form and make it mandatory, and the submit will fail if it is not present or correct, we need to have our membership application not submit if Submit is clicked and payment has not yet been completed. We are hooked up to PayPalStandard I think. But it creates extra hassles for me to see numerous pending apps over time because people chose not to pay at the last minute for whatever reason, then I have to chase people down for money - waste of time and not intuitive...I am trying to find where I can set it so the membership application will not go through unless payment has been made - generating an invoice for payment after the app has been put through is a moot point and backwards to what we need.