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Membership site confusion..

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by bvb, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. bvb

    bvb Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I have been researching which membership site script is the best for the past few days and now I am more confused than when I started.

    I think I will use ccbill as my payment processor (unless someone can provide me a better solution)

    I will need recurring billing. So I want my members to sign up, pay, get access to content (if possible have the content drip, where every week they get something new)

    I will also need to be able to post videos, live help (1 on 1 chat, like on many hosting sites when you get support)

    Recurring billing cancellation also needs to be easy from the admin panel for the customer. What do you guys think?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. heiny

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    Sounds like a great idea. Hope you have a bunch of techs at your hands to help you out with this project :)
     
  3. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    take a look at joomla and the following plugins for it

    allvideo plugin - for posting videos
    community builder - for handling users
    aec - to handle user subscription
    noixacl - to handle access control levels

    this would certainly start you on your way and all are free/open source
     
  4. bvb

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    cheers guys. ill check out joomla with the plugins suggested tomorrow.
     
  5. bvb

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    im having trouble with noixacl ... how do i only let certain members see certain articles?
     
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    Why don't you just cough up the money and by aMemeber? It's got everything you want and more.
     
  7. bvb

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    cheers for that suggestion a week after I started. amember looks like crap though. I mean visually.
     
  8. success1988

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  9. ukescuba

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    if you have installed noiacxl make sure its enabled and all your groups are setup

    when you create an article simply set the group that can see the article

    if your still stuck let me know and i can take a look at it for you

    thanks

    jay
     
  10. Canuck

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    Is there a plugin to create a drip feed of content? I don't want my members to be able to access all content at once.
     
  11. KillerBee

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    Ok so what about VBulletin combined with PayPal? I'm a member of a big website over 98,000 users, and they use PayPal to process their payments, after you pay, paypal redirects you to the sign in page.
    When you sign in, then you have access to the paid members section. The only difference is, that they don't use VBulletin, but a modified version of Phorum.
     
  12. ukescuba

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    you would set different membership levels using noixacl

    ie level 1, level 2, level3

    level 1 would get access to certain articles

    level 2 would get access to other articles

    and so on

    i will have to double check to see if there is a way of auto incrementing the membership level based on time, i think AEC can do it if not a simple chron job could be put together

    hth
     
  13. mercy101

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    Word press can be used to create a great membership site but I think you need wp-member(not free) but you should be able to get it somewhere here. also Ryan Deiss Continuity Course is a good one if you looking for more information ( again search for it here) He actually recommends WP ( hey it's free!)
     
  14. jay2success

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    Use Joomla+AEC+CB+JACL because AEC (Membership component) has integration with CB (Community Builder) for managing user and JACL (Joomla Access Content Level) for managing content so you can have all this component integrate nicely each other. I am very good with Joomla and always use it on my projects. Hope it helps.
     
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    I remember watching a video where Ryan Deiss use a wordpress with few plugs to created a membership site in under 12 minutes or sometihing like. I don't remember the exactly title and url for the videos, anyway you can google it up or search the youtube. The other option would be BFM script, althought it doesn't have all of the features you listed on your initial post. By the way am currently using it to build my site. I wish you all the best and hope you find this helpful