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A Subscription Site
How to build it?
hurlimann




msg:352222
 1:31 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

We need to do a 100 page subscription site like Salon where 20 % of each content page is for public access but the full page is only available on Subscription.

Any suggestions how best to do this with Open Source?

Ta

 

Livenomadic




msg:352223
 5:56 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'd suggest you take a CMS like Mambo, and pay some coder to create a module with the features you need.

Mambo has many many freelance coders and best of all, you could then sell the module and even make a few bucks.

Livenomadic




msg:352224
 5:58 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Or you could just buy the "mosLOCK" component from Phil Taylor.

It does pretty much what you want, I'm sure you could find a way to make it do exactly what you want.

superbird




msg:352225
 8:23 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Bitpass seems to have a system where you put their code in the pages you want people to pay for - it seems you can charge on a subscription basis rather than a per page basis. I think it would work with whatever open source CMS you prefer as long as you are happy inserting the code. If you sign up with them they have lots of PDFs available about implementing it and about running subscription sites.

hurlimann




msg:352226
 9:44 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks all. What is stumping me is how best do deliver the 20% and for subscibers the 100%.

superbird




msg:352227
 11:32 am on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm not even going there (I'm planning a subscription site too). I'm having two sites - one for just news and the paid one for news, features, interviews, tutorials etc

eta: I read your post wrong, I thought you were going to do 20% of your content free.

Most opensource CMS and blog tools let you post an excerpt, so put your teaser content in that then the full posts will go in a directory which you can charge for using Bitpass and probably other payment systems.

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