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How to set up a small site which allows users to register, while I govern the backend

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by proroy, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. proroy

    proroy Junior Member

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    Hi BHW,

    I am the first one to post in this section. Although I am not sure as to this being the perfect area or not. Anyways, the idea goes somewhat like this:

    1. I have to set up a small website which has the feature of register/login for new members like most of the membership sites do.

    2. I will get a admin backend to govern the elements that I will be adding for my users to complete and get paid. I am really not looking for something high end over here, just I should be able to add in small tasks, which can be visible to the users once they log in.

    3. Is there any plugin from WordPress that actually supports such kind of a framework ? Also, if it can be done via Joomla, can anyone get me some hints as to how to proceed :) [considering my php and coding skills zero :D]

    I really await for some sound advice here.
     
  2. proroy

    proroy Junior Member

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    No responses here :( Sad to bump
     
  3. viewsonic

    viewsonic Regular Member

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    No html skills are required for joomla, its very noob friendly. Joomla will do exactly what you want for a membership site. heaps of plug and play modules/compents to build virtually anytype of site you want.If you have joomla question they have a huge fourm at there site.
     
  4. shm03

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    I use your members -
    Code:
    http://www.newmedias.co.uk/wordpress-membership/
    its quite good and easy to understand and very easy to implement with wordpress, the only problem is it not having a user backend / control panel, but they are always adding new stuff.
     
  5. neta1o

    neta1o Regular Member

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    Ya I second the Joomla suggestion. I've been using it and it is very easy to manage. User registration and permissions is all built into the backend. You can some pages pages viewable to public and others viewable to logged in users etc...
     
  6. ajeeyunz

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    I don't understand anything about making a website, but I want to create a website like this.

    Code:
    http://www.simple-online-profits.com/
    (I am not selling, that is not my site)

    Can somebody tell me what I must do to get that kind of sites. Some kind of step by step ways to get that kind of sites. the first I must do is get a webhosting and domain. After that ? I don't understand completely. :)

    EDIT : If possible, please tell me how to setup a membership site too, so I can make a little database for my customer. And also, I don't understand about html and any language like that. I only know about blog for a little, and joomla (also a little too).

    Thanks !!
     
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  7. cratex0

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    That is a really simple site, all you need is to sign up for with a webhost which gives you access to a WYSIWYG editor. You can just type out your website like you would a word document.

    I think most webhosts nowadays give you access to something like that.

    homestead.c0m I think is one.
     
  8. waimeng00

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    You can found a lot of membership site script here in the BHW forum.

    Some great membershipsite script like butterflymarketing, Amember, JV Manager can be found too.

    On the other hand, most of the web hosting give you some free script to install, eg: in cpanel, you can use those script to build your membershipsite for free.
     
  9. ukescuba

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    if you are going to use joomla make sure you are using the latest versions

    in its simplest form you can set the content to be only accessible by registered members, this is also the case with the menu system

    if you want to expand on the members area you can install community builder this will allow the users to create profiles and add more content

    there are a lot of plugins available for joomla and community builder take a look at
    Code:
    http://extensions.joomla.org/
    if you want to monetize the membership site you will need to also install a component called AEC
     
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  10. Bama

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    You didn't say if you wanted a paid members section or not. For a free solution I'd take a look at this Wordpress plugin. I've tried both Joomla and Wordpress and find Wordpress much easy to work with. (Personal Preference)

    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/members-only/
     
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    You can make a very professional membership site on Joomla. Just purchase the Joomsuite Member component. I make these all the time for clients. You can accept Paypal for the subscriptions and have different membership level plans if you require.

    The member ship component take 20 minutes to setup and you are running.
     
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    i just wanna ask what services/products offer by you to your members?
     
  13. waimeng00

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    It's depend on what niche you are in. Basically, I would recommend that you start getting lead by offering them free product, ebook or report.

    When they sign up to your list, you can begin start selling to them by offering one time offer, upsell and downsell. In brief, it is a sales funnel process, qualifying them by giving them free products, selling them some >$50 products and gradually selling more expensive products to them.

    Perhaps, you can charge them $1 for the first month, and $24.95 for the second months and onward for residual income. :)
     
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    I just want to create a basic free members area where people can get access to
    some training videos but would require them to register first.

    Not looking to sell anything just give free information. Whats a good membership
    script that could run this.
     
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    You probably don't need a membership script for that.

    All you need is a landing page and an auto responder. Get them signed up and then send them to the page you want. You can password protect the directory of the free information and send them the password to login.

    Hope this helps...
     
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    thanks for the great ideas guys. Thanks ukescuba you had the most info. ive been trying to set up a somewhat community membership site for a bit now, Joomla seems to be the best way to go. Hey, is there also a component or whatever to drip content? Is this possible with joomla? that way as peole have said before, people dont subscribe, get all your content, then never come back? thanks

    and for kenpodude, i like that component, but AEC seems to do the same for free. correct me if im wrong!
     
  17. Namun

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    I'd say use joomla aswell.
     
  18. ukescuba

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    do you mean get limited access to your site over a period time of time?

    ill have to investigate this

    off the top of my head you would need to create some kind of access level control, where by people would be allocated a set level of access over time, each level of access would give them access to certain available content which you would control...

    hope that makes sense

    i prefer AEC for subscription handling only because i have used it many times before...

    HTH
     
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    cool. thanks. Yeah I guess ill use AEC. and i think it has more payment options.. Ill have to look to see if there is some sort of level system, and if so it would be nice if upgrading could be auto, that way like after set days (or how much contributed) it bumps them up.

    hmmm.
     
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    joomla and community builder has my vote.