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July 13, 2013 at 11:45 pm #9331futuremakersMember
I’m working on a new project and the requirement is to have a membership system, so of course eMember is what I’d like to use
It’s a bit different to other sites I’ve done, though, so just want to check if there is a way to achieve what I want to achieve with eMember.
The product is a fortnightly download. The idea is that every 2 weeks a new product will become available. People who are members will only have access to products that are released from the date that they become members.
So what I want to do:
Somehow restrict content so that any content with a date after their sign-up is accessible, but previous content requires a “special” membership type.
Is there any easy way for me to do this? The only way that I can think of doing this is to have a different membership for each fortnight – i.e. Fortnight 1, Fortnight 2, Fortnight 3 and so on. The challenge of course is that this means 26 memberships per year!
Is there any other way that you think I might achieve this?
Sx.July 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm #56606wzpModerator
You would have 26 levels, and uee “Auto Upgrade” to drip the content to the users.
http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wordpress-membership/how-to-use-auto-upgrade-feature-to-drip-content-194July 18, 2013 at 10:19 pm #56607futuremakersMember
Thanks as always!October 19, 2016 at 9:36 pm #56608
I have a similar scenario as described above. Each 30 days active members are upgraded to a new membership level so that they become eligible for new content. The auto upgrade feature works fine for this.
My questions is this – I have some people who will not be paid members (paid members pay monthly through PP) but I want them to have the same access to information as the paid members. They are early users and I have agreed to allow them to access content for free. I plan to add them as members by hand (there will only be a few). Will they continue to be active members even though they are not making a monthly payment through PP or Is there some setting I need to make so that the free users will continue to get upgraded access just like paid members? (I’ve read in the threads that when a paid member quits making PP payments, they are deactivated in the eMember plugin and can no longer get access to the information. I don’t want this to happen to the few free members I choose.October 19, 2016 at 11:36 pm #56609adminKeymaster
The permission comes from the membership level configuration. So you can handle that situation using the following steps:
1) Create a NEW membership level so you can configure permission that is slightly different than the other existing levels.
2) Give this level the same content access permission as your premium level.
3) Set the Subscription Duration permission to “No Expiry or Until Cancelled”.
4) When you are manually adding the members for this, apply this newly created level to their profiles.
Users with that membership level will have access to the content that you want them to have and their account won’t expiry as it is not linked to any payment.
The above steps are just an example. The key point to understand is that the membership level controls the permission. So use that to create different groups/categories of members.October 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm #56610
Thanks very much for the quick response. I’ll give your suggestions a try.October 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm #56611
I did have one other question in relation to the above. If I want to create a membership level for former clients/customers who will pay through PP but will pay less than new members, do I just set up a different PP account for the lower priced membership and then set up the auto upgrade as described above. In other words, I would call this membership group – former clients – but would give them the same access as the premium membership – even though they will be paying a lower monthly fee through a separate PP account than the premium membership.October 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm #56612adminKeymaster
Yep. How much they pay doesn’t matter. You decide what they have to pay to get access to a membership level. What content they can see depends on what membership level they belong to.
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