WordPress / Membership Question...?

by Kat Bartone 7 replies
I'm going to be setting up a website using WordPress, and the customer wants some, but not all, areas to be accessible only to approved members. Being 'approved' means simply that certain designated users will have greater access than others - no payment required.

Does anyone have any experience with this that could make a recommendation to me about how to implement?

I've been checking out a plugin called 'Your Members', and am waiting for a response back from their pre-sales support, but maybe there are other options as well.

If you know of any, I'd appreciate the suggestion!

Thank you,

Kat Bartone
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  • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
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    Can you please specify the admin features that these members should have an access too... In WP, there is a certain feature where master admin can add authors...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kat Bartone
      I'm not completely sure yet (not sure that the customer is, either!) but one level of access desired is to be able to see and download certain files. I imagine this would be implemented in one of two ways - either a download page that is visible only to the approved members, or certain posts that may be visible only to them.

      Does this clarify a bit?
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      • Profile picture of the author dar
        In my own experience i would use Drupal for this type of situation. You can make unlimited "Roles" for users, and assign any user to multiple roles.

        Then you can control access to certain privileges, like "download files", "view blog content", etc.

        Drupal seems perfect for your problem, but honestly it took a while for me to understand it. If you need the site up within a week, it probably isn't a good solution IMO.
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      • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
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        Originally Posted by Kat Bartone View Post

        I'm not completely sure yet (not sure that the customer is, either!) but one level of access desired is to be able to see and download certain files. I imagine this would be implemented in one of two ways - either a download page that is visible only to the approved members, or certain posts that may be visible only to them.

        Does this clarify a bit?
        Yes, that is the only thing that is likely possible... BTW, ask in wordpress support if there is a plug-in for paid members.. If there is, use that plug-in...
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      • Profile picture of the author Mr BOLD
        There is a plugin called "role manager" for wordpress. You can use that plugin to assign different roles to your users like subscribers, authors, contributors, editors etc..

        However if you are trying to integrate access with customer payments, you will have to use amember or jvmanager or some other software that will provided access to protected folders and have wordpress installed inside the protected folder.
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  • Profile picture of the author Asif2BD
    I could do it free. Contact me if u still stuck.
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