Setting up a paid membership forum (question)

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I'm in the process of setting up a paid members forum but I'm having a bit of technical difficulty. Basically, after my customers opt to purchase the monthly membership package I want a username and password automatically emailed to them. Or at least a link to a form they can fill out and set up themselves. It needs to be completely automated.

I will probably end up going with vBulletin as the forum CMS. I just need a way to make it easy for them to purchase through ClickBank (recurring billing).

Any ideas to make this process easier would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Cheers,
Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt MacPherson
    BUMP

    Anyone at all?
  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Amember is the only option I'm aware of Matt for Vbulletin and Clickbank integration.
  • Profile picture of the author monk3ybidzness
    Just in time. I stumbled on an all-in-one platform for Internet Marketers.

    aaargh, nvm I suck at promoting things nfo at my site
  • Profile picture of the author Chas22
    I use the Wishlist member software. It runs in word press and auto mates everything once its set up!
  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Other options to consider:

    Wordpress + Wishlist Member + Tal.ki Forum (protected member page, $35/yr)
    Wordpress + Wishlist Member + Mingle Forum Plugin
    Wordpress + Wishlist Member + SimplePress Forum Plugin
    LoginFrequencyMarketing + PHPBB (integrated already)
  • Profile picture of the author Matt MacPherson
    Originally Posted by Jesus Perez View Post

    Amember is the only option I'm aware of Matt for Vbulletin and Clickbank integration.
    Thanks for the reply. This is what I was thinking it would come down to as well. I'm currently using DLGuard as a backend delivery method for my products. Would I have to abandon DLGuard in favour of AMember?

    Matt
  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Matt,

    Check out Websitetoolbox.com

    They already have an automated email confirmation sign up process and last time I visited my control panel there they were getting ready to implement a members monthly sub service.

    Right now I do it with PayPal, however, I will switch to their sub service as a gateway if it still uses PayPal.

    George Wright
  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Originally Posted by Matt MacPherson View Post

    Thanks for the reply. This is what I was thinking it would come down to as well. I'm currently using DLGuard as a backend delivery method for my products. Would I have to abandon DLGuard in favour of AMember?

    Matt
    Yup. Amember replaces DLGuard entirely. Warning: Setup is a technical pain in the butt. I *hated* it and I'm a full-on Tech guy. I will never use Amember again with the new options out there.
  • Profile picture of the author Warrior Helper
    Although it is my competition I highly suggest you seriously look at LFM and PHPBB combination. LFM has had full integration with PHPBB for several years and from what I have seen it works flawlessly.
  • Profile picture of the author Matt MacPherson
    Originally Posted by VMS Services View Post

    Although it is my competition I highly suggest you seriously look at LFM and PHPBB combination. LFM has had full integration with PHPBB for several years and from what I have seen it works flawlessly.
    Thanks for the response. What does LFM stand for?

    Matt
  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Originally Posted by Matt MacPherson View Post

    Thanks for the response. What does LFM stand for?

    Matt
    Login Frequency Marketing by Robert Puddy. It integrates with PHPBB very easily.
  • Profile picture of the author cindybidar
    Take a look at Digital Access Pass as well. Much simpler to set-up than Amember, integrates natively with Aweber and ClickBank, and (I believe) the next release will include integration with vBulletin.
  • Profile picture of the author ravijayagopal
    Cindy, thanks for recommending DigitalAccessPass.com (DAP). appreciate it.

    Yes, with the upcoming DAP v3.9, DAP will integrate with vBulletin - and we also now support ClickBank INS - Instant Notification Service (like Paypal's IPN).

    So everything happens on the backend. Even subscription and recurring notifications.

    - Ravi Jayagopal

    Originally Posted by cindybidar View Post

    Take a look at Digital Access Pass as well. Much simpler to set-up than Amember, integrates natively with Aweber and ClickBank, and (I believe) the next release will include integration with vBulletin.
  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
    Login Frequency Marketing by Robert Puddy. It integrates with PHPBB very easily.
    I think that it might be Launch Formula Marketing - but it's the same thing.

    Regards,
    Jeff.
  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Matt MacPherson View Post

    I will probably end up going with vBulletin as the forum CMS. I just need a way to make it easy for them to purchase through ClickBank (recurring billing).
    Digital Access Pass 3.9 will do this... but you'd have to wait for DAP 3.9 to come out.

    Is there some reason you don't want to use vBulletin's integrated membership payments?
  • Profile picture of the author Matt MacPherson
    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

    Digital Access Pass 3.9 will do this... but you'd have to wait for DAP 3.9 to come out.

    Is there some reason you don't want to use vBulletin's integrated membership payments?
    I want to set it up as a recurring payment via clickbank and affiliates would need to be credited. Ive been talking to a programmer who can set up dlguard with phpbb for me though. Cross your fingers.

    Matt
  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    You could have a custom IPN script made that creates accounts based on order details and cancels/deletes them when billing stopped. It shouldn't cost more than a couple hundred bucks.

    You could also use one of the free Wordpress membership plugins with simple-press.

    -
  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    Originally Posted by Matt MacPherson View Post

    I want to set it up as a recurring pYme t via clickbank and affiliates would need to be credited. Ive been talking to a programmer who can set up dlguard with phpbb for me though. Cross your fingers.

    Matt
    If they can't, let me know. I'll see if mine will. She is good and affordable.
  • Profile picture of the author Johnny Slater
    Jeff, Robert rebranded the product recently. It is now called Login Frequency Marketing. From what I understand he felt the product had outgrown the original name.

    I actually was going to change the name of Simple Member Pro before I sold it to David Allen last year so I completely understand that motivation for the name change.

    Originally Posted by Jeff Henshaw View Post

    I think that it might be Launch Formula Marketing - but it's the same thing.

    Regards,
    Jeff.
  • Profile picture of the author ravijayagopal
    Or instead of trying to find a programmer, give them the specs, make them understand it, make sure they deliver it on time, etc - just buy a membership script that can already do this (*wink *wink) for less than the "couple of hundred bucks" :-)

    Cheers!

    - Ravi Jayagopal

    Originally Posted by GarrieWilson View Post

    You could have a custom IPN script made that creates accounts based on order details and cancels/deletes them when billing stopped. It shouldn't cost more than a couple hundred bucks.

    You could also use one of the free Wordpress membership plugins with simple-press.

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