January 30, 2010 at 11:14 am #719
I’m thinking about purchasing one of the following themes:
The reason is the layout is similar to how I’d like to display my digital products. I already have your 3 plugins: estore, emember, affiliate
Because the 2 themes above already have an ecommerce built it, do you think emember would conflict with this? I realise it might be difficult to answer without me having a blog setup but thought I’d ask as other members might be using different ecommerce themes/plugins but also using your emember plugin.
Also, what I’d like is to create a membership site. So, it would work like this:
1) People see the products, decide to join (become a member)
2) There would be an initial joining fee and a recurring monthly fee
3) Once they pay the initial fee, then the joining fee, they have access to download either ALL the products or certain products I designate.
4) So, for non-members, they’ll be able to view the products but won’t see any “download” links. However, once they become members, they’ll see the exact same pages as non-members but this time logged in members will ALSO see “download” links.
Does that make sense?
Will eMember allow me to display the download links to logged in members? I believe the themes above have their own form of “login to buy this product” so I’m sure at some point there will be a conflict.
What do you think?
ScottJanuary 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm #17631TinkBDMember
Hi Scott – I am sure Amin or Ivy will be able to answer definitively for you
At the moment, I am doing something similar… in fact, creating the products is today’s task! LOL
I am using an Artisteer theme I created.
I will be using the WP eStore Short Codes to hide the DL links and purchase links on the product info pages that I am creating.
Here is my plan…
I have 2 levels of membership…
I am allowing non-members to see some of the info, hoping that this will encourage them to sign up/join.
Then I am allowing DIFFERENT levels of access for the two membership levels.
The lower level members can purchase and the upper level members can simply DL…. or they will be able to once I get my act together and start working today!
TinkJanuary 30, 2010 at 11:42 pm #17632
Thanks for the reply. It sounds like we might be trying to do something similar, I think lol
The thing I’m a little confused about (which maybe I wouldn’t be confused if I had a blog up!) is using a theme with pre-built ecommerce functionality. I’ve installed eStore on my friends blog and really like it. But, the theme(s) mentioned above would save me days of CSS and WP hacking! lol
I’ve got loads of WooThemes and I too own Artisteer but what I’m wondering is about being able to use eMember with a theme that already has an eCommerce function built in. Those themes above already have a “join” or “login” section so I guess I could somehow disable that part of the theme??
I see you’re attempting 2 levels of membership. Ultimately I’d like that too where someone can join at a lower entry fee and lower monthly fee to use my themes/templates for personal use and a higher entry fee/monthly fee for a developer’s license.
Either level would allow a paid member to download everything on the site…or most things anyway.
I was thinking, I could have a page ie domain.com/product1/ and that’s what the non-member public can see to view the products (thumbnails) and when they pay to join, they see something like domain.com/members/product1 therefore it’s an entirely different page on the site. Is that how eMember works anyway?
If so, (Amin/Ivy/Tink) can I have them pay after directing them to the member signup page?
For example, someone at my domain.com/product1/ page decides to join. Instead of having a “buy this specific product” link, like eStore or the themes above, there’s a link/button that says “become a member” so before they’re even able to purchase they must become a member or at least choose their desired level of membership first.
When they click “become a member”, instead of just a login page, they have to select which option they’d like, ie “Personal Rights Membership” and “Developer’s License Membership” and after they select the level (radio button?) they are then redirected to paypal (or whatever), pay, then are redirected back to create their username, password.
Would that work? Please keep in mind, I’m seriously considering using one of the ecommerce (built in) themes above due to time constraints.
Thanks and I hope my questions are too confusing!
ScottJanuary 31, 2010 at 8:52 am #17633amin007Participant
Basically you are after the follwoing:
Non-member decides to become a member >> clicks the “join now” link >> goes to page offering 2 membership levels (personal/developer) >> clicks their desired membership level >> gets taken to paypal >> is then redirected back to membership sign up page >> signs up/logs in >> See all content but this time a download link (or a special page with all the content to download)
Now, all of that should be doable with eMember and eStore. The eMember demo site has a good example of this.
Once you go to the site you can choose to become a member and once you become a member you can access the “Member’s only download” page (http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/eMember-demo/members-home/members-only-download)
This page has all the download links for all the products that the member can download. The download links are made with the following eStore tag:
The above tag display a button that lets the visitor download a product (this way the actual location of the product doesn’t get revealed to the user when they download it)January 31, 2010 at 9:02 am #17634
Many thanks for the reply. I just got your email too.
Yes, I figured I could do this with eStore and eMember together but if you see my two posts above, I mention that I wanted to use the theme from templatic. Please look at this page as an example – http://templatic.com/demo/eshop/GoldwynSandals/
That particular theme already has an ecommerce element built into the theme, ie no plugin.
So, my main/original question had to do with whether I could use THAT theme (with their own ecommerce built in, not your eStore plugin per se) and still get it to work with eMember some how. I like that theme because of the layout. Otherwise I have to sit and code/CSS some other template and I don’t really have the time to do that.
I was thinking maybe I just don’t input any product data other than photos if I end up using that theme. So, I would use eStore to set up product (or membership) pricing/data and just use the theme for the layout??
But, if I can’t do that, then I’ll have to use their built in ecommerce functionality and my question is would this work with eMember? Doesn’t eMember rely on eStore and the PayPal API or whatever? Can eMember work with this theme’s PayPal/ecommerce functionality?
Hope that makes sense
ScottJanuary 31, 2010 at 9:34 am #17635amin007Participant
It’s hard to tell without actually trying but I don’t see why it won’t work with the theme you are wanting to use.
As far as the payment processing… it will be a lot easier if you can use eStore for creating the buttons to accept membership payment. You should also be able to hook eMember to the build in ecommerce functionality of the theme but this will require you to understand code and hook up the post payment membership creation process.
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