February 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm #5667
I recently purchased WP eMember and am having some issues conceptually with the setup. I would like to structure my memberships based on content and duration and was wondering if this was possible. I split my memberships between categories and withing those categories I have daily, weekly, monthly, annual, etc.. The content is the same regardless of the duration of the membership so a person who purchases daily content gets the same thing as the monthly subscriber but only for one day.
When all is said and done, non-technical people will be responsible for updating the content so I was hoping I would be able to achieve this with one page per category so as to not be unwieldy to the end users — I.e., require them to make updates to pages for each category and duration which will end up replicating identical content.
Thank you very much,
Thank you very much.February 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm #42403PeterMember
How are you selling your memberships? ,ie, are you using eStore to sell your membership products or a plain paypal button?
Also regarding content and duration it sounds like you are wanting a “drip feed” structure.
This link may help you:February 27, 2012 at 1:53 am #42404
Unfortunately my client has not purchased eStore (they are running eShop and the gold cart for WP eCommerce — one of the reasons they’re not too keen on another cart).
I will have to put some thought into the “drip feed”, I reviewed the article and it looks like I’m looking for the opposite of what this does.
So think of the categories as different types of memberships and then there are durations which are linear, so no matter what the duration the content is the same for as long as you purchase it. Let’s say I have a category for dogs and a category for cats, these are separate categories and a dog member will never see cat member content and vice versa. I would like to implement a pricing scheme where someone could sign up for the animal content of their choice but the pricing would differ depending on the duration of the package they sign up for. Something like: $2/day; $10/week; $20/month, etc. So if someone signs up on the 3rd of the month they get content for that day, the same content as the user who purchases a monthly package — they’re basically getting better pricing for bulk ordering.
I’ll review the “drip feed” article again and setup some tests but please do let me know if I am going down the wrong path so as not to waste effort.
Thank you very much,February 27, 2012 at 2:12 am #42405PeterMember
I’m still a little unclear on how your clients will pay, ie, for daily do they pay daily or only once for a single day or an upfront amount for a block of days? etc
Also it sounds like you want the access to the content to be limited to the type of membership, ie, people who paid for daily rate have access for one day only and then they cannot view the content. Is that right?
You can easily set up several membership levels according to the rates you want and then make these memberships expire after a predefined period.February 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm #42406
Thanks for the prompt responses!!
User will have package options of blocks of days which they will pay for up front — not rolling payments. You are correct about the membership flow.
I must have borked something in my initial setup/testing and will review it again to ensure I haven’t done anything bone-headed. I will try and post back tonight with my status.
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