A question about software that turns Wordpress into a paid-membership-only platform.
So a client, hoping to make money from website content, asked me to install a Wordpress commercial plugin his friend told him about, called Your Members
. It turned out to be a very bad experience. This guy wanted the site not merely to charge $5/month but to offer all these alternative plans.
The software, while promising to do this kind of thing well, was not there yet. It misfired a lot and sent users to weird, broken pages. The support was rude and unhelpful. Now the client is frustrated and blaming me.
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with alternative plugin software for establishing a Wordpress paywall, or any ideas as to what I can tell this guy. I've heard good things about Gravity Forms, which promises membership support and handling of recurring PayPal payments. But I am afraid of being drawn into a major E-commerce engineering project, as opposed to a nice, simple bolt-on package that would do the job (maybe Shopp?) because I I want out of this nightmare. Should I just tell the guy to find a Drupal developer?
Any help much appreciated.