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Pay to Play Membership How-To Question???

Thread began 10/27/2011 7:10 pm by daniel276949 | Last modified 10/28/2011 9:49 am by Jason Byrnes | 409 views | 1 replies |

daniel276949Beta Tester

Pay to Play Membership How-To Question???

i have all the WA tools and we need to build a paid membership area on one of my clients and Justin suggested i post to the forum to get some help...

i need to password protect an area on the website and restrict access to only paid membership. we would need to have it so that there are expiration times like a year.

Justin said i needed to use eCart and Security Assist... so, How can I set one up? and can it be setup with the expiration dates where they need to renew their membership?

Forgot, What other tools will i need to build one?

Just a thought, it would be nice to build a special MXP extension that is a plug and run to build a pay to play complete paid membership system... Thanks Again


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

For starters, on the eCart support page:

See the following tutorials:
Applying Register/Login to your checkout
Automatically populating checkout fields

Then in the archived documentation section of the security assist support page:

see the "User Level Authentication" tutorial.

With a paid membership site, the work flow will be:

* User Registers and logs in - When the registration is created, the user is assigned to a low level user group, using the user level authentication recipe, you can create user levels for basic users and paid members.

* Using eCart, you create a method for the user to purchase a paid membership.

* Once the checkout is complete, the User level is updated to paid members level, this then allows them to access the paid for content of your site.

On check out, you can store an expiration date in the users table, just like the userlevel, this can be stored in a session at login. You can create your access rules to compared the expiration date against todays date.

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