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phpBB forum with membership

Post by Pysiek » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:04 pm

Is there a way to create a forum with phpBB so you have to pay membership fee to join it?

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Post by warmweer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:31 pm

Pysiek wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Is there a way to create a forum with phpBB so you have to pay membership fee to join it?
The same way as with paid membership on countless websites: Use admin activation (and allow guests to see only the absolute neccessary) and only active after confirmation of payment.
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Post by Hartenheer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:23 pm

I think you can set this up with permission
Sorry English is not my native language :oops:


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Post by stevemaury » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:08 pm

That would be another way to do it.
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Post by Toxyy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:26 pm

This feature has been sorely needed. Lots of people nowadays are wanting to monetize their site in any way possible, and paid membership subscriptions are a somewhat standard practice in niche communities.

potential solution (beta) - This extension is in beta, but it is the most promising solution thus far.
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https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... extension/

This one is in the CBD, but it only supports one donor group. You could modify the donations extension to allow for more groups if you know how, then I guess there would be two solutions...
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Post by stevemaury » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:49 pm

No extension is necessary. Make (at least) one forum visible to Guests and in its description:

"To join this Board, Register and PayPal 1000 Polish Zlotys to me@mydoamin.com." When your payment is received your account will be activated."

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Post by kamaleon » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:11 am

stevemaury wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:49 pm
No extension is necessary. Make (at least) one forum visible to Guests and in its description:

"To join this Board, Register and PayPal 1000 Polish Zlotys to me@mydoamin.com." When your payment is received your account will be activated."

Done.
And then when they stop paying you have to remove them manually?

Not very optimal.

You can use Amember for a membership site with Phpbb, it is very solid.

With Amember they can pay you with Paypal, Stripe and many other payment processors.

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Post by Mick » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:32 am

kamaleon wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:11 am
And then when they stop paying you have to remove them manually?
That's always assuming you can get them to pay in the first place of course. I don't suppose there'll be many to remove, I certainly wouldn't join a "pay for view" message board.
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Post by kamaleon » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:42 am

Mick wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:32 am
I certainly wouldn't join a "pay for view"message board.
You wouldn't but a lot of people would.

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Post by GanstaZ » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:25 pm

Toxyy mentioned one beta extension above, if that doesn't do what you need/want, then you need to request an extension that does.
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Re: phpBB forum with membership

Post by kamaleon » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:38 pm

As I said Amember can do all that.

If you request an extension like that, you might get it in 20 years :)

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Re: phpBB forum with membership

Post by Mick » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:30 am

david122 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:37 pm
But the thing is how . . .
You should start your own topic but;
GanstaZ wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:25 pm
you need to request an extension
Allow the OP to reply, the answers above may be just what he needs.
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