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Add-on Charge Users Upfront For Access, During The Initial Registration Process

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Deepmartini, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Ability to charge for access to forum/site upfront during the registration process BEFORE guest becomes a member.

    Right now, a person has to register as a free guest first then figure out how to upgrade their account. That works fine if you have a site with open forums and some premium upgraded forums. But what about if your whole site is premium and you want to charge for access upfront before entry?

    I think this would be a popular addon for those people wanting to run a private paid membership forum.
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  2. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    Watching thread, Is this not possible out of the box?
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  3. ragtek

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  4. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    Thanks ragetek, That actually looks like it gives an option for premium or free accounts during registration :(
    I am not ready just yet but I will be needing a pay only option for membership which would include revoking all membership rights when payment expires.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Easily achievable with user upgrades.

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  6. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up, I have only just started looking into it now so I shall go and do some research on the option.
    Edit: The link provided does not reveal much on the subject :(
  7. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I thought about something like this to prevent spammers.
    Even if they fee was only enough to cover service fees.
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  8. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    That looks good but it's really just a splash page in between registration and you'll end up with a lot of dormant empty accounts when people don't pay. A better option would be to have everything all on the registration page with direct credit card authorization on that page. This wouldn't be user upgrading, it's more like charging a fee upfront for anyone to access the forum and become a member, so just one level of membership (and upgrades wouldn't be needed).
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  9. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    that should really be a default XF-core-option rather than an Add-on.

    would be also a great thing to fight spam.
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  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    why can`t we just have something like this interface, for this feature ?


    How does the current implementation look like when you are charging members? I do not have this in use, so not sure how it is currently working when having "Premium Membership" ???

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