If you could have the perfect membership plugin, what would it look like?

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I know it's a fairly broad questions.. But working on developing a membership plugin from scratch, for me. But got me thinking, why not make it better than what's out there and sell it? I find a lot of plugins might do too much and get pretty complicated or are just crap. I know everyone's needs are different so it's hard to narrow down what is "best" because it might be different for everyone, but would love to hear people's thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    I've tried over a dozen. Well over a dozen. Digital Access Pass (D.A.P.) is the Rolls Royce of membership plugins.

    That's just one man's humble opinion. Well, not so humble, really! :-)

    Thank you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Abrams
      Well I'm looking to make the lamborghini! Lol. What features do you like about DAP? Do you feel it's missing anything?
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by Brian Abrams View Post

        Well I'm looking to make the lamborghini! Lol.
        Alrighty-now!

        What features do you like about DAP?
        Everything.

        Do you feel it's missing anything?
        No. Well, a neck massage every 30 minutes would be nice.

        Thank you.

        P.S. You want to do something useful? Find a void and fill it. You're beating your head against the wall competing with high-end, firmly-entrenched products. Bet, hey - you're a coder. I'm sure that my rational suggestion will be lost on you. :-) :-) :-)
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        • Profile picture of the author Brian Abrams
          I'm building this custom for me, so my motivation is not sales.. But figured while I'm at it, try to make something for the masses.
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          • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
            Originally Posted by Brian Abrams View Post

            I'm building this custom for me.
            Well, there's your answer. What do YOU want in a membership plugin? The 'masses' are already being well-served with dozens of choices. I don't hear any clamoring for another choice.

            Obviously you're a very hard person to please. I can't imagine what feature you might need that hasn't been incorporated into an already existing product. Have you examined them all before coming up with the belief that only you can produce what you want? Perhaps you just like 'busy-work.'

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            • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
              Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

              Well, there's your answer. What do YOU want in a membership plugin? The 'masses' are already being well-served with dozens of choices. I don't hear any clamoring for another choice.

              Obviously you're a very hard person to please. I can't imagine what feature you might need that hasn't been incorporated into an already existing product. Have you examined them all before coming up with the belief that only you can produce what you want? Perhaps you just like 'busy-work.'

              Thank you.
              You nailed it....

              Some people want "busy work." Other people want to make money....
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              • Profile picture of the author Brian Abrams
                Wow.. You guys are classy. Lol. If you don't have anything constructive to say... Why are you wasting your precious time knocking me when you could be making money?

                I'd rather spend a couple weeks developing exactly what I need and is perfect than spend money on something that is out there already and conforming to that. DAP is $170 for 1 site.

                My thought was.. If I was building this anyway.. Why not sell it. Just looking for feedback, but obviously looking in the wrong place. :-)
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                • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
                  Originally Posted by Brian Abrams View Post

                  Wow.. You guys are classy. Lol. If you don't have anything constructive to say...
                  My advice was meant to be constructive. Not taking it way is totally on you. lol

                  Why are you wasting your precious time knocking me when you could be making money?
                  I'm making money every day, which affords me the time to help others stay away from ideas that probably won't make them a dime. I'm big, that way.

                  I'd rather spend a couple weeks developing exactly what I need and is perfect
                  Right. They've been developing their product for many years, but you are going to create perfection in a couple weeks. When you're done, would you please take a month to cure cancer?

                  than spend money on something that is out there already and conforming to that. DAP is $170 for 1 site.
                  And thousands of sites use it. I wonder why?

                  My thought was.. If I was building this anyway.. Why not sell it.
                  Well, you are certainly welcome to do that. No one is stopping you.

                  Just looking for feedback, but obviously looking in the wrong place. :-)
                  Yes - this place is overrun with realists. I can see where you would not have any need for that type of place. :-)

                  Thank you.
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                • Profile picture of the author eDreamer
                  Originally Posted by Brian Abrams View Post

                  My thought was.. If I was building this anyway.. Why not sell it. Just looking for feedback, but obviously looking in the wrong place. :-)
                  There's so much unnecessary criticism in this thread with not ONE suggestion which is the only thing the OP was asking for!

                  Personally the membership plugin I use doesn't allow current members to upgrade to the next level with the same form as non-members. There has to be a separate form for members and they can only fill it out once they are logged in.

                  If there could be a universal form that recognized members and performed a smooth upgrade transaction that would be great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    If you could have the perfect membership plugin, what would it look like?
    OptimizePress.

    It makes Digital Access Pass (D.A.P.) seem like a Yugo with four flat tires.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      OptimizePress.

      It makes Digital Access Pass (D.A.P.) seem like a Yugo with four flat tires.
      I was not impressed at the time of my purchase. I got a refund. D.A.P. has met all of my needs, flawlessly and effortlessly.

      Different strokes and personal opinions all around.

      Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author MariusPrice
    For wordpress i use instamember witch is very good plugin and easy to use
    For stand alone i use easymemberneo and amember
    With what you can come new i have no idea, you have to do a lot of research
    I sold a lot of softwares on jvzoo and outside zoo but to create membership plugin from scratch you really have to do intense research

    Marius
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  • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
    So here's a few things.

    Easy logins so both usernames and passwords are unnecessary. You show up it knows you.

    Progress tracking so you can see where you are up to in a course or what you have watched or studied previously.

    Easy testing system to quiz or test visitors on their knowledge on what they have learned so far.

    Graphical representation of understanding of a specific module based on tests taken.

    Dynamic drip feeding where future content is only drip fed if previous content is understood and satisfactory level of understanding has been obtained.

    Variable billing for recurring charges based on longevity, knowledge or achievement inside a course. For example if member has remained loyal there can be automated reduction in membership charges or other automated benefits applied.

    Dynamic language translation into member's choice of language.

    One click multi-sell. Never mind one click up sell. Person can buy multiple offers of mixed one time and recurring with one click.

    In built Facebook forum group integration so posts made either inside members area or on Facebook get posted to both a forum chat and a Facebook group simultaneously allowing members to decide where they participate in discussion without forcing them to one or the other.

    best regards,

    Ozi
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  • Profile picture of the author Instructor
    I would want a platform that handles membership, affiliates and ecommerce
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