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Require payment upon user registration? Run a PAID members only forum/community site.

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Deepmartini, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Is this feature coming anytime soon? I would like to operate a paid members only forum and do not want people to be able to register until they pay. It's a mess if everyone joins free then we have to get them to upgrade to paid and go through two separate processes. Would be easier to just add this during the registration process. Any mods that do this? Or perhaps just editing the registration page code? Not sure. Any ideas?
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I don't think this has even been suggested, let alone planned. Most people won't pay to join a community unless there's a teaser of what to get.

    There are a few ways you could do it... such as disabling registration and manually creating accounts when money has transferred hands, or use the invite/referral mod and send out invites to people who've paid, etc.
  3. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Hmmm interesting ideas. I'm more looking to use Xenforo as a CMS and post articles and content in it then restrict access to content to paid members only. Seems an easy mod to make would be to simply add a paypal payment option upon registration as the person fills out their member details.
  4. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Could always make it so new registered users have almost no access to things, but can upgrade using the subscription ability already built in. From there the subscription would upgrade their account into a new user group and the appropriate permissions could be set.
    RastaLulz and erich37 like this.
  5. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Exactly. And this way you are also able to handle new users who face problems with payment.
  6. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    It probably is a relatively easy mod - the point is that so few people would use it that it wouldn't be worth Kier / Mike wasting their time to add it for just a few people.

    On the whole paid memberships are upgrades, not requirements. Obviously some site set-ups may well want to work as you do, but they're so few and far between...
  7. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    But what if you are running a paid membership site from the start, not just a forum? Paid content is big business online and a lot of people would use this functionality to run a private paid members area.
  8. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    I understand where Deepmartini is coming from.
    If you are seeking an option to require verification through payment before being able to register.
    This question would be best to ask in Add-on Requests board.
    A freelance xenForo developer might take on your request for a free or a fee.
  9. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Paid membership scripts are big business. Look at http://www.membergate.com and http://member.wishlistproducts.com/ These scripts are OK but don't have the juicy community features that Xenforo has. It's all about paid content and private access. If xenforo could offer this as an option in the control panel to require payment before registration that would make this software a killer in the membership site category and expand their customer base.
    Walter likes this.
  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    This is one feature I would certainly like to see on xenforo. I never quite understood why a forum product hasn't added this to their core system yet. big thumbs up from me for this feature.
    Deepmartini likes this.
  11. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    A certain other software that starts with I and ends in PB does have some thing very close to this, subscription options can show on the registration page, not sure if you can enforce it though, but it wouldn't be a big stretch to get that to happen I am sure.

    The same with Upgrades in XF, if they could show on the registration page you are halfway there!
  12. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Or even having a redirect on the landing page after registration where people could upgrade immediately upon joining the site. Seems like some simple template edits? I'm not sure. My tech skills are OK but not that advanced.
  13. vbresults

    vbresults Well-Known Member

    I'll be porting my paid registration mod from vB pretty soon. :)
  14. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    This sounds interesting. Is there a link to your VB mod?
  15. vbresults

    vbresults Well-Known Member

  16. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Will this mod be able to work with other payment gateways like Authorize.net?
  17. vbresults

    vbresults Well-Known Member

    If XenForo does, it will too.
  18. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    No, right now they just do paypal. They need to have other payment gateways like Authorize.net.
  19. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

  20. vbresults

    vbresults Well-Known Member

    I have determined an order by which I am converting my vB mods. I am still doing Paid Registration, but I have not started yet.
    1. Quick Thread (on this one at the moment)
    2. Post on Registration (should be quick once I get started)
    3. Paid Registration
    4. Live Thread
    This mod's ability to use alternative payment processors depends entirely on xenForo -- if xenForo 'has the ability', this mod does as well. If xenForo 'does', so does this mod, etc.

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