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    I have a question about paid subsriptions. I want users to be able to purchase a subscription to gain access to a premium membership group.

    I created the group and assigned all the appropriate permissions and settings.

    In the subscription setup I set the primary group to the premium membership group and registered as secondary.

    Do I still need to create a usergroup promotion or is the subscription itself all I need?

    Thanks.

    Chris
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  • #2
    No separate promotion needed. When someone purchases the subscription, the Subscription scheduled task will handle this.
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    • #3
      Excellent. One additional question.

      If I want to raise subscription prices for new subscribers, but not existing ones - is that possible and how?

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      • #4
        No that's not really possible. Once the price is changed it will affect everyone who orders or renews that subscription.
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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        • #5
          Hi,

          what if I want to have a one time setup fee and then a recurrent payment, how would I do that?

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          • #6
            You would need two separate subscrtiptions for that.
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
              You would need two separate subscrtiptions for that.
              OK, but can I set it up si there's just one transaction?

              Also, is there a way to set up a subsciption for a specific user group and not generic?

              Thanks

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              • #8
                1. As I said you need to set up two separate transactions to do that. Sorry I didn't make that clear.

                2. No sorry, there's no way to limit access to subscriptions based on Usergroup.
                Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                • #9
                  Ok.

                  Is there a way to extract the form for a subscription so I can display it somewhere else, or is there some SSIs ?

                  For example, if I wanted to include the subscription form button and select in a PM, or within a text box in a right margin, can I do this?

                  Ans if yes, is there a way to only display 1 subscription and not all?

                  Thanks again

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                  • #10
                    I believe this requires modifying the code. We cannot officially support code modifications or forums running modified code, however you can try searching or asking for help with this over at www.vbulletin.org.
                    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                      2. No sorry, there's no way to limit access to subscriptions based on Usergroup.



                      Sure there is.... AdminCP->Paid Subscriptions->Subscription Permissions Manager

                      In fact, I think it solves his problem, too. If he had a "setup" subscription that was available to everyone, and changed your primary usergroup to the 'subcription' usergroup... then a second "maintenance" subscription that was only available to users in the 'subscription' usergroup.

                      You could achieve something similar by having a usergroup for your "old" subscribers, with a paid subscription that only they can access, and a "new" subscriber group with separate paid subscriptions for them. The usergroup permissions could be identical, short of which paid subscriptions (and thus prices) they have access to.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by saf-t scissors View Post


                        Sure there is.... AdminCP->Paid Subscriptions->Subscription Permissions Manager
                        D'oh! You're right. My bad.
                        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                        • #13
                          Thanks all, found it!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                            D'oh! You're right. My bad.
                            In all fairness, I think that permissions manager is kinda new... 3.6 or something like that.

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                            • #15
                              The subscription permissions are also kind of clunky at the moment. They look to be set to 'on' by default which means you have to go through each subscription/usergroup individually to turn them off.

                              I was hoping that I would find a 'master override' in the usergroups permission page that could turn access on or off for that usergroup, but I didn't

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