Membership software/script

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Hi everyone,

I apologise for having another newbie question:

I have decided that the best way forward on my website is to create a membership area, (at the moment I cannot decide whether to have a paid membership or charge for certain publications).

I have looked on the forum for software, but can only find ones relating to wordpress, and the most seem to recommend Memberwing.

Can someone tell me whether this would work on a website not produced by wordpress or recommend another.

At the moment, I'm looking at a reasonably priced or even free software to get it up and running and then make the switch at a later date if required.

Thanks very much and apologies for duplicating a thread in advance...

Dawn
#membership #memberwing #software or script
  • Profile picture of the author artsub
    Hi Dawn, I use Delavo, which is the new version of Fantasos. To buy it is is thousands, but you can get a hosted version for $27 per month. If you don't like that, I haven't used it myself, but i've heard some great things about aMember.
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  • Profile picture of the author NetInvestor
    Hey Dawn,

    I´m only working with butterflymarketing script from Mike Filsame.

    If you need help just PM me, i´ll get back to you shortly.

    Cheers,

    Patrick Mader
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Hi Dawn,

    Here's the two I always recommend:

    (memberwing will work with this one)

    RAP / Member Plus

    and

    Membership Script - Simple Member Pro PHP Membership Script

    If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

    Thanks,

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Akky
    Use aMember, its superb!!
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    • Profile picture of the author intromaster
      Originally Posted by Akky View Post

      Use aMember, its superb!!

      I agree. I use it and also installed in on my brothers website. Support is good and the software is always being updated and improved upon.
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  • Profile picture of the author ADAMw3
    Wishlist member is the best in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author shermancox
    I am about to kickoff a membership site using nanacast. I hope all goes well in that I never hear anyone talking about it. I am just loving the ability to do one click upsells as well as having a fully integrated membership site.

    I will let you know how it goes...
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Sent you a PM Dawn, any questions let me know...

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author andymurray
    Hi Dawn,

    AMember has a free trial. I had a look at it sometime ago
    and from what I can remember it was a simple process to
    install it myself. Gets my recommendation.

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by andymurray View Post

      Hi Dawn,

      AMember has a free trial. I had a look at it sometime ago
      and from what I can remember it was a simple process to
      install it myself. Gets my recommendation.

      Andy
      So you recommend it although you do not use it ??? Just wondering....:rolleyes:

      James
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  • Profile picture of the author andymurray
    Hi James,

    I was looking into starting a membership a while
    back. Checked out quite a few options. Even went
    as far as becoming a beta tester for the MSS WSO
    (don't know if you remember that), didn't work
    out so I plugged for AMember.

    Later I got a little sidetracked and the membership
    never happened. Happens to us all right?

    But what I did take from the experience was knowing
    which product I'd be using when I finally get round
    to create one.

    So unless they've messed up majorly with the coding
    over the last 18 months or so, it's a pretty safe bet
    in my opinion.

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author Dawn Martin
      Thanks very much for all of your replies and apologies for not replying sooner.

      I am currently looking at at the suggestions and am suffering slightly from information overload....

      I am certain to have more questions soon regarding this topic..

      Thanks again everyone.

      Dawn
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      • Profile picture of the author Dawn Martin
        Hi everyone,

        I've looked at the suggestions that you have all made, and I'm confused :confused:

        What I am hoping to do, is publish the e-Books that I've written in a PDF format, but ideally on a section of my site that I could classify as a members section or such like, in order to obtain the names, etc to build a list.

        At the moment, they will be free downloads until such times that I feel confident that there is sufficient interest in what I am publishing and can therefore start charging for items.

        Is there a simple way to do this? I'm really sorry that I'm asking such a silly question but I keep going over it and just can't quite work out what would be best for me to use, or if there is another way to obtain the information?

        Sorry for being a little bit silly but this has had me running around in circles all day and I think I'm going mad trying to make sense of it all..

        Thanks again

        Dawn
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Dawn,
    With the option I sent you in PM, yes... Just create the site in admin and select "free" it will allow members to register for free and get access to the members area which will have the downloads and you will have your mail list at the same time...

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author dingleigofai
    If you are using wordpress, you can do a password protected page and then have them sign up and give them the password after their confirmation email. Maybe not the most proper way to do it, but very simple.
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    • Profile picture of the author xealinc
      Originally Posted by dingleigofai View Post

      If you are using wordpress, you can do a password protected page and then have them sign up and give them the password after their confirmation email. Maybe not the most proper way to do it, but very simple.
      I wrote an article about membership site plugins for wordpress a couple of months ago.

      Personally I will probably never build a website again that isn't based on wordpress.

      The Ultimate Membership Plugin for Wordpress | tonydbaker.com

      There is also a comment from someone who uses a competing product that I have not tried.

      Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author Nat Jackson
    There's a link at the top of the warrior forums that may help you?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dawn Martin
      Morning all,

      The site that the content is going to be on has not been designed using wordpress. But in theory, I could create a members area via wordpress and link it in.

      The hosting site I've got has got wordpress attached to it so it could be possible?!

      Dawn

      P.S. James, Thanks for the reply, I'll have another look. and Nat, yes I did see the huge link at the top of the page and have clicked on it several times, but as I said earlier on, its all very confusing to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Lowe
    Wishlist is pretty neat but if you use paypal as your only payment processor and you intend to have your own affiliate programme, you will run into some problems.

    If you are going to use 1 shopping cart with it, it's easy to intergrate. They are working on this issue and easy intergration with Idev will be very soon.

    Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    Hi Dawn without wishing to confuse you further

    Have a look at easymemberpro www.easymemberpro.com it was designed with newbies in mind and it has a very easy to use interface.

    I know the owner (Anthony Hull) is very busy adding some fab upgrades to it (which will be available very shortly)

    Regards
    Kim
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    • Profile picture of the author Dawn Martin
      Thank you Kim

      I'll look at that one now. This subject is really starting to make my head hurt. The more I look at it, the more confused I get and the more questions I end up with.


      Dawn
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      • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
        You're welcome Dawn

        Good luck with it whatever you decide


        Originally Posted by Dawn Martin View Post

        Thank you Kim

        I'll look at that one now. This subject is really starting to make my head hurt. The more I look at it, the more confused I get and the more questions I end up with.


        Dawn
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        • Profile picture of the author Amirol
          Hi Dawn,

          Check WishList Membership plugin for wordpress.

          Here's the link: WishList Member - WordPress Membership Plugin
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          • Profile picture of the author Dawn Martin
            Hi guys,

            This is still causing my head to hurt... and I'm now in the "is this worth it" frame of mind, as it's taking me a lot of time and effort researching things and writing them up into the end product.

            I've sat down and thought about what I would like to get out of my site and in turn a membership script:

            1. Build a list of those who are interested in this type of publications
            2. Protect the downloads (if feasible) or at least know who is downloading them
            3. I'm not wanting to charge for the membership, but in the future I'd like to charge for some of the publications if it takes off
            4. It needs to be really simple for me to use it on the mac
            5. I'm not wanting to do OTO offers

            At the moment I can't decide whether to go down the membership route, or a pop up when someone goes to leave the site asking if they want to subscribe, or just do a buy now button.

            I'm hoping this makes sense, and any advice gratefully received.

            Dawn
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  • Profile picture of the author Instructor
    If you're going to use paypal and have your own affiliate program then definitely memberwing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    LOL.......I have never seen such a diverse answer. Mostly there is a common favorite, made me laugh
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  • Profile picture of the author UncleHQ
    Hi Dawn,

    I am a great believer in the K.I.S.S. principle - keep it simple.

    Get a copy of Delavo - won't cost you anything and you have mentioned membership protection and possibly selling publications - it will do both.

    It is point and click easy to install and has no problems.

    I am a Delavo Ambassador (UK) - so I can get you a copy for free - let me know.

    Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author brotherpaulmiller
    Delavo is good.

    Rapid Action Profits (RAP) is another good one.

    If you have a copy of Butterfly Marketing, that one also works well.

    Recently, someone put out a free single copy of MemberFire that doesn't seem too bad.

    But, it depends upon what you want to create with your membership site.

    You can create a locked membership directory and password protect it just using your C-Panel.

    But, if you're looking for more features, you can try one of the ones above.

    Or, you can PM me, and I'll be glad to show you access to a site that offers upgraded Delavo as one of its many benefits.

    Make it a great day!

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    • Profile picture of the author Dawn Martin
      Hi everyone,

      There is good news and bad news. With thanks to Brian for being understanding, I chose Delavo and everything was going great until I found out that my hosting company won't budge on security and refused to make an exception to stop the 500 internal server error.

      So I'm going to ask them what they do support and see what they come up with!

      Thanks everyone for your help and comments. I'm just really annoyed that my host won't budge.....


      Dawn
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  • Profile picture of the author markshields
    People have been saying good things about rapid action profits however I am interested to see what other software there is for membership and affiliate tracking etc as I am looking to put together a cashback shopping website so if anyone knows a good software to use as the backend I would appreciate it
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    • Profile picture of the author del108
      are there any free ones for wordpress?
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  • Profile picture of the author revenue27
    Well if you're serious to build a membership site,

    i suggest you're using Amember, it was, easy and powerfull
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