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Can you have paid subscriptions?

3RJ

New member
#1
Hello,

I have a few questions. I am the ultimate novice, so please forgive me if my questions are silly.

1. Can I set up “premium” forums, where one section of the forum requires a paid subscription? (Say for example, maybe the “Official Forums” of the xenForo Community would require a paid premium account to access.)

2. Can you block a member from only certain parts of the forum?
 

Slavik

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
1. Yes, a paid subscription would set a user to join a secondary user group, from which you would then set the forums so said user group can access the premium content.

2. Yes :)
 

3RJ

New member
#3
Great, thanks! Do you happen to know of a xF forum that is currently doing this (paid subscriptions)? I'd like to take a look-see.
 

KozmoK

Active member
#4
I run a paid system (200-300 subscriptions per month) It works well. With that said, this is a new product and there needs to be further Admin enhancements to it hopefully soon.

Here are my thoughts:

1) There needs to be better listing/filter to find active transactions (search?)
2) Transaction history searching
3) Edit upgrade (Add/Subtract Time)

I am sure evetually this will either be done via add-in, or on one of the future upgrades.
 
#8
I also need to know about paid subscriptions. I'm not clear - yes, this is a feature that is currently part of Xenforo? I didn't see it in the demo.

I can see adding permissions through secondary usergroups - can this be driven automatically through the Paypal api / ipn system?
Do the subscriptions / permissions automatically expire at the end of the term?
 

Blue

Well-known member
#9
I also need to know about paid subscriptions. I'm not clear - yes, this is a feature that is currently part of Xenforo? I didn't see it in the demo.

I can see adding permissions through secondary usergroups - can this be driven automatically through the Paypal api / ipn system?
Do the subscriptions / permissions automatically expire at the end of the term?
Yes to all.
 

Deepmartini

Well-known member
#14
What exactly can we offer users as an upgrade? More space? Avatar? No Ads (removal of google adsense which shows for guests)? Is there a list somewhere of everything we can tweak and offer paid members? Also, what if we don't want to use Paypal. What about other payment options such as Authorize.net?
 

Blue

Well-known member
#15
I think it's just paypal at the moment, but I'm not 100% sure on that. Yes PM space, private forums, and no ads is a big incentive in my book.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#16
I think it's just paypal at the moment, but I'm not 100% sure on that. Yes PM space, private forums, and no ads is a big incentive in my book.
Yes Paypal is the only one supported at this time.

I must have missed something.. how to limit PM space?

I've given my members the ability to set their own user title, that is about all I came up with. Maybe signatures in the future if/when those can have limits.
 

Blue

Well-known member
#17
My mistake I must have been thinking of my old forum software. And yes, some people really like the being able to set a custom title.
 

Trombones13

Well-known member
#18
I must have missed something.. how to limit PM space?

I've given my members the ability to set their own user title, that is about all I came up with. Maybe signatures in the future if/when those can have limits.
I didn't see an option for that either--just the ability to limit how many people you can message in a single conversation.