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I am in the initial stages of planning out a subscription-based site. It will offer free content, paid content and premier paid content. I am looking for a CMS, and preferably an open source CMS, that will support this. I would like it to have some kind of built-in registration system that would allow people to sign up for any of the paid subscriptions.
I have looked at MODx and, while it comes close to doing all I need, it doesn't handle the subscriptions, so I would need to add users manually. There are a few other things it can't support either.
A package like VisionGatePortal seems ideal, but at $100 per month it is a bit steep, especially since it can only be hosted on their servers. Membergate also looks good, but the price is $4000+.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
vBulletin offers tiered membership options for sure, I use them to enable paid areas on a community site.
It does not however offer a lot in terms of Wysiwyg editing and other features that are needed on article driven sites (like multiple page articles etc).