October 27, 2012 at 5:32 am #7747avd23Spectator
In a previous reply to me you mentioned setting up different membership levels for different periods of renewal. For example 1 month, 3 months, 6 months. I have a few questions.
1) Are these then separate membership levels?
2) Does this mean that I must select with each post the various membership levels. For example Membership 1 month level; Membership 3 month level; etc. or can I have sort of a master membership level so that all content is available to all members.
To better explain – I have a lot of members who are wanting to renew for longer than 1 month which is all I offer. I use the e-member protect feature for some of my posts so that non-members get a teaser of the content.
For other posts I protect the entire post.
if I set up all these different months and then protect the entire post, do I have to select all the different membership levels each time?
My concern here is that I have about 300 members only posts now where the content is protected. Does changing the membership levels mean that I must now go and add all the new membership levels to all my existing posts in order for people who buy 6 month subscriptions, to be able to read the posts?
3) When someone renewed for 6 months and then decided to renew for 1 month again, they are actually changing memberships from 6 month to 1 month (if I understand how E-Member works). Is this an issue? Will the software understand from the ID in PayPal (not your store software which I am not using) that the subscriber has now gone to a 1 month time period and so the software adds just 30 days.
I just want to be sure of what I am doing before making changes. Just to be clear I am not setting up different standards like bronze, silver or gold where content will be selected for different levels. I am just trying to offer my subscribers other renewal time periods besides just 1 month, but they are all able to have access to all content.
Thank you and I hope this is not confusing.
E-member 8.2.4 and WP 3.4.2October 28, 2012 at 3:13 am #50793adminKeymaster
Yes, each of these are different membership levels.
You are offering the same content via all of these levels. Only the membership level duration is different. So you will apply the same protection permission to all of these levels. Whenever, you are protecting any content, you need to apply the same protection to all of these levels.
When you have lots of posts, an easy way to manage content protection is to use eMember’s Category protection option. Category protection lets you protect all the posts that belongs to a category in one go (no need to individually protect 50 posts that all belongs to one category). Your posts will be categorized into a few categories so it will much more manageable.October 28, 2012 at 6:41 am #50794avd23Spectator
I appreciate your answering.
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