Download Protection

by Daniel on July 10, 2012

This lesson will show you show to protect your downloadable data on your membership site. In addition to creating private (protected) content on your blog for your members, you can also provide protected download files (e.g. special reports, etc) to your members.
These protected download links will be available to your members only. Even if someone manages to learn about these links, they won’t be able to download your files (unless they know the member’s username and password).

Download Protection

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Click on "Download Protection" menu under your SubscriptionMate plugin and you will see different settings for your downloadable data.

Creating Proteted Directory

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You need to create a ‘hard to guess’ folder (directory) on your server to store the protected files.

For example, create a folder called “asdkkfgh65s9zfk” via your host’s control panel or your favorite FTP program. Then, any files that you want to protect, upload them to this folder.

Download Protection Shortcode

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Example: Let’s say you’ve uploaded an ebook called “specialreport.zip” to that folder. Then, to display the protected download link to your member, use this shortcode:

[dprotect file= ‘specialreport.zip’ level=’3’]

Your members won’t see the above, but a special encrypted link. The level=’3’ in the shortcode above means only members in Level 3 and higher are able to download the file. Lower level members won’t be able to access it.

Error Message

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This text will be displayed when an un-authorized person or lower levels members tries to download the protected files. You can enter any error message you want to display to your members and then just update the settings.

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AutoResponders

by Daniel on July 10, 2012

This lesson will show you how to setup different autoresponders for your membership site. These autoresponders will automatically register your newly sign-up members to your subscriber lists. SubscriptoinMate supports three main autoresponders:

1) MailChimp
2) Aweber
3) ConstantContact

Setting Up Autoresponder

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You will have to first select your favorite autoresponders type and then press "Set Autoresponder Type" button to set your autoresponder type.

Setting Up MailChimp Account

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To setup the MailChimp account with your membership site, you have to first select "MailChimp" from dropdown list and set it as a autoresponder type as shown in above screenshot. Then you have to get your API key by using the link as shown in screenshot above.

MailChimp Subscriber Lists

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Login to your MailChimp account and navigate to your subscriber lists and under list settings you will notice link to your subscriber lists ids as shown in above screenshot.

Updating MailChimp Lists

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Get your all subscriber lists ids from your MailChimp account and enter into "Lists Unique Id" field against each corresponding membership level. As you can see in above screenshot, different membership levels are assigned their corresponding subscriber list id and then just press update settings button.

Setting Up Aweber Account

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Select "Aweber API" autoresponder from dropdown list and set it as autoresponder type as shown in above screenshot. Then you will be required to get your Aweber’s authorization code in order to properly communicate with Aweber account. Get your Aweber’s authorization code as shown in setp1 and then paste the authorization code in step2 field as shown in above screenshot and update the Aweber settings.

Updating Aweber Lists

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As you get your Aweber’s authorization code and past it in authorization code field and update the settings, then all of your Aweber account lists will be automatically populated into "Aweber List" dropdown. You can choose any list from the dropdown and can assign it to any membership levels.

Setting Up ConstantContact

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Select "ConstantContact" autoresponder from dropdown list and set it as a autoresponder type as shown in above screenshot. Then you will be required to enter your ConstantContact’s username, password and API key in order to properly communicate with ConstantContact account. Update your ConstantContact settings.

Updating ConstantContact List

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As you get connected with ConstantContact account, then all of your account lists will be automatically populated into " List" dropdown. You can choose any list from the dropdown and can assign it to any membership levels.

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Welcome Page & Error Message Settings

July 10, 2012

This lesson will show you how to setup your membership for your different membership levels. Membership Settings Click on "Membership Settings” under your SubscriptionMate plugin. You will see membership settings page. Creating Welcome Page The welcome page is the page that the member will see when he/she login in into your membership site. You may [...]

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Setting Up PayPal Account

July 10, 2012

This lesson will show you how to setup PayPal account with your SubscriptionMate plugin. It is necessary to properly configure below two things in your PayPal account for successful membership processing: 1) Enable Auto Return 2) Enable PDT (Payment Data Transfer) PayPal Settings In the "General Settings" of your SubscriptionMate plugin, you will see section [...]

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Setting Up ClickBank Account

July 10, 2012

This lesson will show you how to setup ClickBank account with your SubscriptionMate plugin. Setting Up ClickBank Account You need to change 3 settings in your ClickBank Account: i. The Thankyou page URL ii. The Secret Key iii. The IPN URL Thankyou Page URL (Step-1) Copy the "Thank You" URL as shown in screenshot above [...]

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Setting Up Authorize.net for WordPress

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This lesson will show you how to setup "Authorize.net for WordPress" in SubscriptionMate. Currently SubscriptionMate supports three main payment processors: 1) PayPal 2) Authorize.net 3) ClickBank Setting Up Authorize.net for WordPress Plugin SubscriptionMate provides integration with "Authorize.net for WordPress" plugin. This plugin provides integration through the excellent Authorize.net gateway and is used to process credit [...]

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Setting Up “Thank You” Page

July 10, 2012

This lesson will show you how to setup your "Thank You" page for SubscriptionMate membership plugin. General Settings Click on the "General Settings" menu under SubscriptionMate and you will see SubscriptionMate’s General Settings page. Setting up the "Thank You Page" On "General Settings" page, you will see a section for "Thank You Page". After a [...]

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Setting Up Basic (Free Level 1) Membership Sign-up

July 10, 2012

This lesson will show you how to setup Sign-Up form for Basic (Free Level 1) members. The Level 1 membership can be a paid membership OR a free membership level. If you plan to setup a Free (Basic, Level 1) membership to build your subscriber list, here are the steps: Setting Up Basic (Free Level [...]

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Creating Private (Member’s only) Content

July 10, 2012

This lesson will show you how to setup your private content for members. As mentioned in overview section of plugin that there are five membership levels in SubscriptionMate. There are 5 levels of Memberships defined in this plugin: 1) Platinum Level 5 2) Gold Level 4 3) Silver Level 3 4) Bronze Level 2 5) [...]

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Installing Subscription Mate

July 10, 2012

Installation of Subscription Mate is simple and only takes a few minutes … ...

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