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What the hell is the best Membership Site Software?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by mahogany_rush, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. mahogany_rush

    mahogany_rush Newbie

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    If you haven't noticed their are gobs of membership site scripts out there!

    Let's here from everyone... which ones are the best?

    Let er' rip baby...

    MRush
     
  2. seomaniac

    seomaniac Newbie

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    Rumours that LaunchFormulaMarketing and Memberspeed scripts are the best. Anyone want to share them ?
     
  3. gifmore

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    JVManager - Some folks have suggested that jvmanager is a more product oriented membership script.

    Butterfly Marketing Script (BFM) - These same folks who talked about BFM have suggested that the butterflymarketing script is a more customer oriented or list building oriented membership script. The BFM owner used to have a hosted version butterfly*marketingh0sted.c0m but the website isn't taking new customers, apparently.

    v*Tribes.c0m - Mike Fill Same (filsaime) of BFM fame, set up v*Tribes which is a hosted membership and community website solution. Costs you between USD$100 to USD$997 to setup (depending on plan) and USD$97 monthly. Newer but is it better ???

    Launchforumula Marketing script - was cited to be a cheaper alternative to butterfly marketing script. Had a newer version released a while back. I think they used to have USD$97 for the Lite version but the new version 2.0 costs USD$997 (1 time).

    Amember (or amember Pr0) is a membership site script that many guru courses have mentioned and recommended. Seems to be a decent script but have problems with integrating with autoresponders (i.e. people need to sign up twice, first to amember, then to the autoresponder such as A*weber).

    Member*gate.c0m - was suggested to be a high-end membership script and it costs loads of $$$$$...like $4,000 and upwards :eek:

    visi0ngatep0rtal.com is a hosted membership script ...monthly fees USD$197...any reviews?

    hot*scripts.c0m - might have some other PHP membership scripts....that you can look at and consider...beware of bugs and backdoor access for some of the stuff from there, maybe?

    If you're programming and technically savvy, I've been told that W0rdpress and J00mla can be good useful membership platforms. Some posts in some techie forums have suggested J00mla-based membership sites have many bugs and need to be well planned and well integrated from the start. Otherwise, it's hell to debug and troubleshoot down the road...I wouldn't have a clue about this..

    I wonder though... unless you have used 2 or more of such scripts or softwares for some time, that it might be difficult to compare and tell which might be the better membership site software?

    Plus it might be hard to compare apple for apple because often, it depends on what your membership site is supposed to do and who it (i.e. your market) is supposed to serve.

    What do you folks figure :) ?

    Cheerio.
     
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  4. gifmore

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    Left this one out

    B00nex Dolphin script - Is a community script, which could be configured to become a membership platform. Check it out here:
    hxxp://w3.b00nex.c0m/products/dolphin/ (change the zeros to o)
    (have heap plenty widgets and addons you can download or buy).

    Of course, this might mean that a number of other community scripts (e.g. by Alstrasoft) could also be configured for use as membership scripts. Still, if it isn't a "stock" membership site, there might be a fair bit of configuring required, perhaps?

    On the other hand, even "stock" membership scripts that are originally designed to be membership platforms still require some or much configuring and / or customization....I think..but please share your experience too.
     
  5. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I use DL**Gu*ard.
    I use it to protect my products but it also has a membership option (recurring payments).
    Nice thing about this is, you can build a site just the way you want it and are not restricted to any templates.
    You can use any scripting language you want.
    Then you protect the memberpart (pages) of your site with a small code snippet.
     
  6. Rambo

    Rambo BANNED BANNED

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    I have used JV Manager and I found it very efficent. I totally recommend it.
     
  7. nuruddeen710

    nuruddeen710 Newbie

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    Theres also this script called easymemberpro i dont know how good it is but it looks good
     
  8. mahogany_rush

    mahogany_rush Newbie

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    What about MemberFire? Anyone used it?
     
  9. battman323

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    I use Amember and don't have any complaints. The built-in member mailing feature is fine. If your autoresponder allows you to import names without a confirmed opt-in, you can just do that instead of forcing them to optin after signup
     
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    Trying Amember right now, I hope it'll work :D
     
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    joomla with community builder is probably the simplest/cheapest option (cost nothing) and there are tons of plugins for it too...