November 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm #4827
This may be a silly question, but I can’t seem to find the answer elsewhere in your forum. Sorry if it’s there already.
I am an eStore customer (i.e., I use it on my site to sell digital downloads). I would like to be able to offer restricted access to a tech support forum to only those who have purchased a product (i.e., a customer of the eStore). This way I am sure to be providing tech support only to those who have purchased a product, as opposed to those who may have downloaded a pirated version.
Is there a way to provide restricted access based solely on the eStore customer list? Or will I need to get your eMember product?
If I get eMember product, do people need to sign-up to be a member separately, or will the fact that they purchased a digital download automatically make them a member, and then get access to member-only content, such as the tech support forum?
Thanks in advance for your help …
ChrisNovember 22, 2011 at 1:18 am #38747adminKeymaster
The easiest would be to use eStore + eMember. You can hook each of your eStore product to a eMember’s member level so everybody who purchase an eStore product can become a member and see the protected page where you have you forum embedded. This document has details on this:
You can also develop a custom module that checks the eStore’s customer database at registration time of whatever forum module you are using. A good example of this is the forum registration of our forum. When you try to register it check eStore’s customer database.November 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm #38748
Any tips on building this custom module to check the eStore customer database? This seems like the simple option, but I also think purchasing eMember would give me some additional features that I can already think of how to implement. Before going down that road though, I would love to have some tips/hints on checking the eStore customer database for when users register on my site.
Thank you very much for any help you could provide on this …
ChrisNovember 23, 2011 at 12:32 am #38749adminKeymaster
This will need to be handled via custom coding so please contact us using the contact form if you want to discuss a custom solution.November 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm #38750
OK. Thanks again for all your help.March 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm #38751moccaMember
I cannot seem to get the NextGen Gallery to work. I added the “gallery-wp-eStore.php” to the view folder of mextgen, but it still is not showing. Please help. I then put the code in the page and it doesnt work.March 9, 2012 at 10:59 pm #38752PeterMember
Please see the documentation regarding nextgen and eStore integration:
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