Subscriptions and paid content
We highly recommend Akeeba Subscriptions because it is easyest to configure, works well and is very much compatible with all kinds of other Joomla 3rd party extensions. Besides that, it is totally free.
The Frontend-User-Access plugin is integrated in the Akeeba Subscriptions component (from Subscriptions version 2.5.2), so nothing needs to be installed. Configuration is in the plugin manager.
With this Payplans plugin you can configure a user to be assigned to any FUA-group(s) on a number of events.
Compatible to version 2.3 and up (until they change the framework again).
compatible up to Payplans 2.1.7.
Once you configured and tested the access you want, you can start configuring Payplans.
- Go to 'components' > 'payplans' > 'apps'
- click 'new' and select 'frontend-user-access'
- For each action in Payplans you should create an instance of an app. In each app you can select subscription(s) and action and select to which FUA usergroups the user should be assigned to when that action happens. When the user is assigned to a different FUA usergroup, the user gets different rights to the viewing of content.
With the FUA plugin for Tienda you can assign a user to FUA-group(s) ONLY when the order is changed to status 'Payment Received'. Tienda does not have adminpages for these kind of processors, which limits functionality somewhat.