Madathil from Maghribiyah wrote:
You will need another hosting account and membership platform for these types of features or you can use the company hosted membership platforms. \
TJ, This is going to be very expensive right ?
That depends on what expensive is to you. It can cost anywhere from $5 - $15 a month for hosting. Some membership platforms have a flat fee of $99 or $199 to get their software to install on your hosting. Others may charge a monthly fee of $19.95 - $29.95 a month.
If you go this route, you will have a lot of features and security with automation at your fingertips.
The site will be independent from your SBI website. You wont be able to use the membership site to protect the content on your SBI site.
In this case Shall I give a link to the new site from my SBI site ?. Because my SBI site is going to be the "presale" site.
Yes, you will create links from your SBI site to your new site you setup. You can set it up with its own domain name that you will choose at your hosting company or you can give it a subdomain with your SBI site like this members.remembering-your-keyboard-shortcuts.com. With this, you will still link from your SBI site to your new domain name that shares your SBI site.
If your goal is to protect content on your SBI site with a login or just a password, this can be done but it requires some coding. Nothing will be automated like payment, login creation etc. It also isnt very secure.
You mean an independent site for this purpose is much secure than setting the privacy in the present SBI site?
If you use your SBI site as your membership site, this is what you get.
1. You use SBI to create the pages and create links to each of the SBI pages that should be hidden (part of the membership area). You also can link to non protected pages.
2. You will get some html tags in html reusable blocks to put your content in that hides it from someone not "logged in". It will protect them.
3. People that "login" can stay logged in so they don't have to keep typing a password.
Here are things you will have to do
1. Already mentioned you will have to make sure to use the html tags to create the protected area.
2. create passwords manually for your users and upload them to your site. If you want to, you could have a username and password. Since this method isn't secured and the login/passwords are publicly available if someone knows how to find them, don't allow the user to give you a username and password. Make it up for them so any they user don't get accidentally get leaked.
3. When your customer submits a payment, you will have to email them the link to the member page and send them the password to access.
4. If someone shares their password with anyone else, you will never know and can't control it. If you want, you can change the passwords at anytime and send them to your members.
5. If this is a reoccurring membership charge, you have to manually collect the money and change the passwords to keep people out if they didn't pay.
I created this over 6 months ago for Andrew and as he stated, it is working well for what he wanted.
If you go with a membership site that you host a company hosts, you get a lot of features.
1. Automation - Customers pay, they setup their own user name and password to get access, if they stop paying, they get cutoff.
2. Secure - usernames and passwords aren't accessed unless they have the admin login to see them.
3. Customer management area
4. Email all your customers
5. possible plugins for other features
If you contact the pros, you can ask for me. We can talk about what you would like done and I can show you a demo of it working.