Members Only Pages
Posted 13 January 2010 - 04:02 PM
Does anyone have experience of this?
Are there other options?
Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:10 PM
I use software called Interspire shopping cart that can handle recurring payments and subscriptions etc.
If your looking to drop this into a already built site then it would depend on how the site is built, for example is it already in a CMS, is it a static site, if it is a static site are the pages .php or .html, does it already have a member system ??
If the site is static and build in html ( IE all the pages end in .htm or .html ) then it would require you either rebuilding the entire site or adding a extra members area outside of the main site.
If you already have a member system then you could use paypal that can handle the subscriptions and payment, then just add them to a new group manually when you get conformation that they have paid however this would take alot of management as you would also have to remove them if they don't re pay a year / month later.
The more info you can give about the setup you already have or if you are prepared for a complete rebuild then the better advice can be given.
Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:17 PM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:37 PM
The best bet really would be to use a cms that already has the ability to handle it and I would recommend something like Modx ( http://modxcms.com/ ), this is about as easy as it could get for you, simply copy your HTML into the templates and use their couple of calls to generate the navigation ( wayfinder ) and then use WebloginPE to get the member system up and running.
It looks a little scarey at first but the support on the forum is one of the best I have come across, and once you get your head round how things work ( a few hours reading through the forums ) you will be flying.
Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:17 PM
My site was driven by Wordpress, and the product I had in 2nd place was called Member Wing. I chose Amember because it has affiliate features built into it; whereas, I would have had to purchase a 3rd party affiliate package and integrate with Member Wing.