What I need is a platform or process that will allow me to set up 3 levels of membership
a) a free level of membership
b) a paid level of membership
c) a limited paid level of membership
each level will provide access to new downloads that the lower ones didn't.
I want a forum to be part of the 'mix' and ideally automate the paid membership in that it signs up those that pays to the right level of access and removes those that cancel their subscription - without me doing a thing.
Now I have seen a few interesting solutions - most recently SocialSam (but I am put off there by a few bits and pieces).
Does anyone have any ideas on the best way forward? Currently I am considering SocialSam and seeing if I can rig vBulletin to do the job (or any other forum software) - but whilst i can see that a forum software would be easy to allow access to users and give downloads in protected forums etc I am not sure how easy it would be to automate.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!