MemberPress allows each new member a 24 hour grace period on recurring subscriptions. This gives the gateway time to set up the subscription on their end and process the first payment. Setup usually occurs almost immediately, but in some cases it can take up to 24 hours to complete (especially with Authorize.net). Without the grace period, the member would have to wait for setup to occur before they could access the protected content. If you'd prefer that your members wait, you can disable the grace period in the MemberPress Options. If after 24 hours the subscription’s expiration date has not updated, there may be issues with your gateway setup or settings. Please be sure you followed the setup instructions for your gateway correctly. You can access the instructions to integrate Authorize.net, PayPal, or Stripe in the MemberPress user manual.