What is the best membership script?

by ErinJoi 43 replies
I am wanting to make a portion of my site a paid membership forum, but I am about to throw my hands up because of all of the people saying what is best. And - they are all different!

Gads!

Can you tell me what your favorite is, and if you are currently using it, can you direct me to your site so I can see what it looks like?

Thanks to all of you,
Erin
#main internet marketing discussion forum #membership #script
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  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    I have been doing script installs for warriors, and I have seen 2 versions. There is DLGuard and Amember. These are the best. I personally prefer DLGuard. These are not membership scripts per say but you can use any free software like Wordpress, Joomla, or Drupal and create a membership site using these software packages.

    There is also the Memberfire script. But it isn't as nice as having a good theme on one of the free software packages I mentioned above. Now if you have plenty of money, there is also the Butterfly Marketing script.

    But DLGuard + Free Software = Your best option.

    With DLGuard you can basically put your forum installation within a folder, and it will be protected by the DLGuard script. If you later wanted to add something else for an additional fee, or for no fee at all... you could still do that with DLGuard. It is easy to add and remove users from groups which is how you control access to these resources.
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    • Profile picture of the author ErinJoi
      What about "easymemberpro"?

      I have wordpress hosted on lunarpages.com.

      I am looking into DLGuard now though. Thanks for the information!

      Erin
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    • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
      The other application offer all of that except for the OTO option. I am not certain if that is offered... but that is negligible. OTO's are just a few line of code.

      EasyMemberPro... I had nearly forgotten about them. They are very comparable to Amember Pro. DLGuard is $127 for unlimited sites. EasyMemberPro is $297 for unlimited sites. I believe Amember is $179... not sure if that is 1 site or unlimited sites.

      If you don't know how to install scripts or copy and past code, then go with Easy Member Pro. It has a built in Affiliate system. Its GUI is also very user friendly. I'm not certain what Amember's GUI is like... but DLGuard would take a little getting used to.
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      • Profile picture of the author Deep.Arora
        1. Joomla + AEC component + JACL component
        2. Joomla + Amember/DLGuard
        3. Drupal + Amember/DLGuard
        4. Wordpress + Amember/DLGuard
        5. Membergate

        My personal choice - Drupal + Amember. You get best of both worlds, Drupal has powerful user levels and amember assigns user to drupal roles perfectly. One of my sites (plrvideodepot.com) runs on drupal and amember and handles data really well.

        Hope this helps.
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        • Profile picture of the author WebCoach
          I really like the functionality on the brand new membership script... Instant Member - Membership Management System
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          • Profile picture of the author TimG
            I have EasyMemberPro and although I haven't implemented it yet I think it has many good features based on the sites I have seen built from it. The documentation that comes with it explains everything and the Warrior that sells it (Kim Standerline) is a stand up gal.

            Tim
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            • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
              Personally I think its my own Nanacast.com because it does not require any script to install, you can add it to any existing site you want, it takes minutes to set one up, and there is no limit to how many you can create and run from one account with one central affiliate program.

              Then there are about 100 killer features too numerous to list here that I could mention as additional benefits.

              Additionally for those who want to get technical and use Nanacast as the back and turn any wordpress blog, jumla site, drupal site, vbulletin forum, etc into a membership site we just released a simple outbound api:

              API - Outbound api

              Plus our system is fully integrated to both automatically add and automatically remove subscribers from both Aweber.com and Getresponse.com

              Additionally it is fully integrated with on demand physical cd, dvd, book, binder, and combo pack printing services.

              Also you can sell products (digital and physical) as well as podcasts and rss feeds and run your own affiliate program.
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              • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
                I am still looking for a script that offers a "timed release" feature (without extra coding) In other words members only get content for the months they have paid. Previous months or months they have skipped are locked out until they pay for those months.
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                • Profile picture of the author ebooks4u
                  I have Easy Member Pro, it has some great options, and members can promote the site, and make their money back via the built in affiliate program.
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                • Profile picture of the author CSwrite
                  Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

                  I am still looking for a script that offers a "timed release" feature (without extra coding) In other words members only get content for the months they have paid. Previous months or months they have skipped are locked out until they pay for those months.
                  Scott,

                  It looks like MemberZilla will offer that functionality. That's a great feature to have - hopefully the script will be done soon.

                  Cary
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                  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
                    Originally Posted by CSwrite View Post

                    Scott,

                    It looks like MemberZilla will offer that functionality. That's a great feature to have - hopefully the script will be done soon.

                    Cary
                    I know Johnny Slater Simple Member Pro does
                    the time release content which I'm using on one
                    of my main sites selling multiple product...

                    It's simple and easy to use and install...

                    --David
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                    • Profile picture of the author Tamer
                      I've used Amember... fantastic and recommended.

                      Also there is a good application called Membership Ease its like basic functions, but
                      I think the application is very solid. (and much cheaper than Amamber, if you're on a tight budget, $27).

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                • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
                  Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

                  I am still looking for a script that offers a "timed release" feature (without extra coding) In other words members only get content for the months they have paid. Previous months or months they have skipped are locked out until they pay for those months.
                  Take a look at this Wordpress plugin. It has the timed release feature.

                  Your Member Wordpress Membership plugin - Wordpress Specialists

                  $50 one time.
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                  • Profile picture of the author ariyes
                    But any Open source Membership script there?
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                    • Profile picture of the author e-mail2u
                      I use possession defender, main purpose is to protect your downloads/thank you pages as it requires an account (membership) to access the page. You can configure it for memberships and i believe it as an affiliate program built in but you need to tweak it for it to happen. Seen $affid in the coding and in the MySql database as well.

                      It never gives away the location of the zipped file and limits the amount of downloads allow default set at 2. It logs ip address, they can open as many accounts as they please but when they login it always takes them to the first account they opened.

                      Any ways thats what i use and seem to work the best for me...
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                      • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
                        I am still looking for a script that offers a "timed release" feature (without extra coding) In other words members only get content for the months they have paid. Previous months or months they have skipped are locked out until they pay for those months.
                        Nanacast.com has that.

                        It will let you schedule content to be delivered immediately, timed release, real time broadcast, even look up an individual and post a page only to their account.

                        All that and you do not have to install a single script or code anything.
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                        • Profile picture of the author David-JP
                          aMember with the incremental content plugin can do this.

                          Check out my demo video
                          YouTube - membershipacademy's Channel

                          David
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                          • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
                            Really it depends on what you want to accomplish. For 90% of my online businesses I use JV Manager 2 Fantasos.

                            I also use Rapid Action Profits when I'm creating short reports that I want to go viral and give 100% commission.

                            I have also used the Butterfly Marketing Script. This script is superior to Rapid Action Profits but is not the best route when using the viral 100% commission model.

                            Really, you need to hammer down to what you need the membership script for and then make a choice based on your needs.

                            Also, Rapid Action Profits allows for add-ons, and from what I see an addon can really make rapid action profits is the way to go.

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                • Profile picture of the author UncleHQ
                  Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

                  I am still looking for a script that offers a "timed release" feature (without extra coding) In other words members only get content for the months they have paid. Previous months or months they have skipped are locked out until they pay for those months.
                  Hi Scott,

                  You may want to look at Contepass - I just bought a timed release plugin for that.

                  Brian
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                • Profile picture of the author UncleHQ
                  Hi Erin,

                  I use a number of membership scripts from free to four figures for a variety of purposes - the thing I find is that you really need to decide what features and benefits you need to make your business model work - I could waffle on about the finer points of a lot of scripts - but I won't.

                  Decide what is necessary for YOU and then look at the support (test it), experience of the company supplying the script and whether there is an upgrade/addon path for some time to come.

                  Shoot me a P.M. if you need some advice or questions answered.

                  Brian
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            • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
              Originally Posted by TimG View Post

              I have EasyMemberPro and although I haven't implemented it yet I think it has many good features based on the sites I have seen built from it. The documentation that comes with it explains everything and the Warrior that sells it (Kim Standerline) is a stand up gal.

              Tim
              (Blush) Thanks Tim, though you wouldn't think I was so nice a few minutes ago after chewing hubby out for not getting his ass into gear and taking some garbage to the tip lol. I'm on strike now, (no Sunday lunch, he's devastated).

              I'm so pleased the Olympics are finishing, I might get some intelligble conversation out of him.

              BTW chaps if you check my sig, I think I have a few half price copies left of EMP

              Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author micky99
    Here is a newly launched membership site software.

    You can 'test' it out for $1. You can set the membership levels, add in content really easily- tons of functionality...

    Great video explains what the software is capable of before you sign up to try...

    Here's the link (not an affiliate link)

    Have a Membership Site up in Minutes! | MembershipBase.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Dolan
    If you are still looking I am giving away 50 licenses to The Easy Cash Method membership script - Start your own Free & Paid Membership Sites - Easy Cash Method Membership Software and Ebook just sign up and email me and I will upgrade the membership for you.

    The only hitch is I need some testimonials. So if you are happy to try, and write a testimonial, click the url above.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
    I am using and like Simple Member Pro at the moment
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  • Profile picture of the author jbshort
    I've used Amember in the past, and it worked well. One thing I would caution: in my experience all of these scripts take some technical knowledge. They're not plug 'n play. So expect to spend some time setting it up or highering someone to set it up for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
    Of course I would say my membership script is the best because I own BestMembershipScript.com but it i not available yet to the public. Why? I'm adding more features to the script. ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    This site uses butterfly marketing
    http://www.listbanditexpert.com

    This site uses launchformulamarketing
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    BOth sites are fantastic for creating multiple offers, and setting up to bring in JV partners at different commission levels. Both are expensive, so it's worth doing you're homework, and watching out for OTO's where the scripts are offered at a discounted price.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    This site uses butterfly marketing
    http://www.listbanditexpert.com

    This site uses launchformulamarketing
    Mailing Lists Unleashed

    BOth sites are fantastic for creating multiple offers, and setting up to bring in JV partners at different commission levels. Both are expensive, so it's worth doing you're homework, and watching out for OTO's where the scripts are offered at a discounted price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hendricks
    Hi Erin,

    I am very pleased with Amember -- it is very flexible and allows you to create whatever look and feel you want for your content pages.

    You can create unlimted products and member levels, and the software does not box you into running a membersite the way the programmer thinks it should be run.

    I've been frustrated with most other scripts.

    Highly recommended.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sfrew
    I have used amember for a number of sites, and even though the price has climbed over the years, I have found it still is a very good choice for my most recent site. I am especially pleased that there is now a specific widgit for wordpress for use with amember to build membership areas of blogs, and plan to try a membership blog soon.

    Is it the best? Well, I never install myself, so my answer would have to be from a user end, and that I can say is very do-able and effective, even if you are a little techno-phobic like I am.
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Goss
      I'm always amazed ( er, maybe now just amused ) when simplicity escapes even the greatest of thinkers.

      The SOLUTION has been staring everybody right in the face - everybody here on this thread that is that keeps talking about task-specific individualized scripts (i.e., think Amember for Membership features or Butterfly Marketing for one-time-offer / upgrade management, etc.).

      There's no longer any need to attempt to integrate the best of all scripts or attempt to purchase and INSTALL one script to do one task and other to do another.

      Josh Anderson, who I've got to know very well over the past 5 months, in my opinion has a sleeping GIANT in his hands (and now my hands ).

      See post #9 on this thread.

      I've scraped a $3,000 supposed all-inclusive e-commerce centralization and management system for Josh's Nanacast. READ THAT AGAIN. An expensive high-end system whose entire value proposition was "automation and centralization of your online business."

      Yeah, will absolutely possible if I wanted to hire a IT guy/gal dedicated to updating the platform, adding / tweaking paid plugins and on top of that... paying a monthly fee for support and upgrades.

      So, when I saw what's truly under the hood at Nanacast.com, I was pleasantly SHOCKED ! ( in a good way ).

      Hey, if it seems I'm about to get pitch heavy, I'm not, as the system speaks for itself. But, passionate yes... I will get.

      Nanacast is now the e-commerce, product delivery and affiiate management system for two of our websites.

      You can see it in action by going through a mock order at these sites:

      http://www.supermanifestor.com/order


      and

      Harmonic Healing Brainwave Entrainment CD

      After 4 years of searching for a HOSTED one-stop-managed ecommerce-to-affiliate tracking system, we're proud to run our promotions and campaigns via NanaCast.

      We can run all types of pricing structures (from a firesale, to a dimesale, to a trial offer and payment plan pricing system and more), manage product deliver via memberships, RSS, and regular secure product download pages, and issue customized coupon codes to our affililates, and accept all forms of payment (PayPal, AmEx, Discover, Visa/MC).

      I highly encourage anybody who is considering buying a script that needs to be installed on your own server to consider the hosted solutions that Nanacast provides.

      Josh and Kent are TRUE renegades ( oh yeah, almost forget - another site of ours being managed by them: www.renegadegrowthpak.com ) who get the concept of breaking the mold and delivering VALUE, regardless of what the majority might see as "different" or not common.

      Don't judge a book my it's cover here... grab yourself a trial account and play around in the back-end. If you want one platform that can run multiple websites - everything about those sites - for one low monthly fee, and not worry about upgrades or feature enhancement (Josh is adding them all the time ), I can't give a higher reccomendation for Nanacast.com
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      • Profile picture of the author mscopeland
        Barry,

        That is exactly what I'm looking for. That review is perfect. No one is as passionate about the solutions they have given. I'm not sure why, but to me it seems like you have found the Holy Grail.

        I wonder if there's anyone else who has used it.

        There doesn't seem to be a problem with it.

        I mean if it's as easy as you say it is, the monthly charge is minuscule compared to the benefits.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanIM
    I'd have to say amember is one of the easier scripts to work with. I've looked at many and their interfaces or features are usually lacking something I need. Amember seems to have them all or at least easy to find plugins to upgrade for use (eg; wordpress bridge, forum bridge, etc).
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  • Profile picture of the author obiswill
    Joomla is the most powerful Membership sites available and it has unlimited scaleability..and even more shocking...it's free!
    Joomla+ CB (Community Builder)+FF (Fireboard Forum) + Acojom + Docman and you have an unbeatable membership that you can have multilevel access and pricing...for free!
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Goss
    Yes, Michael, Nanacast reaaaaaaaly is indeed that "easy" -- soon, I'll be interviewing Josh so we can get the virtues of his system out to the world in a much bigger way...
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  • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
    I wonder why Rapid Action Profits was only mentioned once in this entire thread. Hmmm...It must not be as popular as I thought it was...or good...?
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    • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
      Hi Emmanuel,

      Originally Posted by anapest View Post

      I wonder why Rapid Action Profits was only mentioned once in this entire thread. Hmmm...It must not be as popular as I thought it was...or good...?
      Or perhaps it's because:
      1. Rapid Action Profits, itself, isn't a membership script...
      2. the Membership Add On for Rapid Action Profits was only launched just over 30 days ago, and
      3. if you search this forum for rapid+action+profits, you'll find something like 7+ pages of threads. (Maybe they just distracted others from this particular thread???)
      In spite of that, (for your sake) I sure hope that your evaluation of a product goes beyond just a count of the number of posts where it is mentioned.
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      Originally Posted by howtofishing View Post

      one of the best...
      Why one of the best? It doesn't look so.
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      • Profile picture of the author Matt Fulger
        Originally Posted by howtofishing View Post

        one of the best take a look at both sites
        membershipsites4u.com sitemembershipscript.com
        Originally Posted by Mountainbird View Post

        Why one of the best? It doesn't look so.
        Mountainbird,

        howtofishing says it's the best because HE/SHE is selling it. This person owns a ton of sites using the script to sell the script. He/she also owns a ton of domains with the script pre-installed and is selling the domains with the script. Furthermore, they are selling Resale Rights and Private Label Rights to the script from several sites and using many different prices. You will also find this same person selling the script on eBay or at least linking to his/her various sites selling the script.

        And it looks to me like that's the only reason he's here at the Warrior Forum as well. If you find other posts from this user, each post is a small ad for the script.
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