A feature list can be found here:
OSE Membership Version 6.3.0 - 7.0.0 beta1
* Enhancement - My account redirection URL is changed to SEF format
* Enhancement - Improved all redirction functions to use SEF formatted URL
* Enhancement - Improved PayOffline Workflow, the Payoffine email can show up in the billing history section.
* Enhancement - Improved all controller, model, views and CPU codes
* Enhancement - Improved Paypal Instant Payment Notification codes
* Enhancement - Improved Authorize.net Instant Payment Notification codes
* Enhancement - Improved Backend User Interface
* Enhancement - Improved Payment class
* New Feature - Added license keys feature
* Family / Group Membership feature (available in V7 only)
* Content Access Control Functions
** Show Teaser Content
** Sequential Access Control
** Hide the article list completely to the member only
** Hides Menus and Modules after user logins
* Membership / Group Management functions
** Create either Free Membership Plans or Paid Membership Plans with different Payment Options
** Unlimited Membership Levels with different different access levels
** Different Payment Options for different Membership Plans
** Multiple payment gateways with Automation: PayPal, Paypal Pro, Google Checkout, Authorize.net, BeanStream, Eway, VPCash, BBVA, ePay.dk, PayFast, 2Checkout, ClickBank, CCAvenue, USA ePay, IcePay, EBS, LiqPay, Realex
** Support Offline Payment
** Support one-off payments and recurring payments with flexible membership length
** Fixed Date Membership Plans
* Member Management Functions
** Add existing user to Membership / Create New Members
** View / Change membership status / start date / expiry date
* Comprehensive e-Commerce Functions
** Order management
** Customization email templates
** Coupon System
** Tax System
** Multiple Currency Shopping System
* Other functions
** Login redirection to a specific member menu
** Membership expiration notifications
** Affiliate software supported: iDefAffiliate and Post Affiliate Pro
And the sofware has worked great. The problems I've had have usually been some conflict with other extension or a corrupt database. They've stepped right up to fix the problems and never pointed a finger.
Further, when they are usually closed for the weekend, they went ahead and fixed a registration problem with my site on a Saturday. There is no doubt you will get great software & support with these guys!
Great support as well. Usually a 24-48 hour turnaround on your tickets.
This works right out of the box for simple memberships, but can also be customized to fit your needs.
Well done OSE.
1. This component has a bit of a learning curve. But that is because of the rich list of features in the product. The learning curve is easily eliminated by professional documentation provided by the team.
2. Support for this component is probably the best in Joomla Extensions market. Mr. Helix and his team are phenomenally supportive and very prompt as well.
3. The scope of this product is much more than what is described in their website. This can truly be a very good e-commerce product for Joomla
4. The integrations available for many other products like Virutemart, Phoca download etc and key to the success of this product.
5. I will strongly recommend this product for anyone who needs controlled access and selling in their site.
6. Hats off to Helix and the Team.
Thanks for your review. Regarding uninstallation, did you see our uninstallation instructions here so it can remove all Joomla patch files, components, modules and plugins:
Also, could you please point out how bad is the backend? Were you using the latest version? Although we are not designers, we have tried to make the backend look as nice as possible. You can see how new version looks like in these two videos:
Regarding the "poorly executed website", our website is not perfect, but we are trying to provide as much information as possible for users in our wiki website and creating video instructions for users.
Finally, did you ask for help from our Support Desk? If you have asked us this question, we should have provided the answer for you on how to uninstall the software completely.
Anyway, hope the above information helps all Joomla users.
We took a fair amount of time to review similar products and found Membership Control by OSE to be THE BEST !
It is the most recently updated, the furthest along in version updates and iterations, and had more features we needed out of the box than any of their competitors.
Furthermore we needed some customizations, which Helix and his team took very personally, they got themselves into the trenches with us and delivered all that was requested in a timely and attentive fashion.
It is obvious to us that they worked very hard on our project, even working after hours to help us meet a deadline that had nothing to do with them.
Finally I want to add that when we requested support from their competitors during our initial evaluation, many didn't respond at all, some responded within 24-72 hours, but Helix and his team responded the same day !
We are anxious to use them for other customizations and recommend them highly to you as well.
Thanks Guys, You give yourselves and your company, and the open source developer community a great reputation, and hope that open source development doesn't have to be as difficult as some make it seem.
We can't thank you enough.
Helix and his colleagues did an excellent job and I am very happy to work with them again. Bottom line is as long as you know what you want, Helix and his team will get it done.
I recommend them to anyone for small to large projects.
A satisfied customer :-)
It communicates well with Virtuemart shopper groups and catagory controls - most important element for my site.
Very well done!!!
At first I did not think it would work out as it did not have (or I thought it did not have) some of the features I needed.
Enter the BRILLIANT support team.
They were super fast.
They helped me with tons of things.
The hours they put in is amazing.
In short they helped me improve my site 150%
If you need a membership/access control sytem for your site - THIS IS IT. Don't look any further.
I could not reccomend it more - 5 MASSIVE stars from me!
Throughout the troubleshooting and implementation process, i felt as if I was working with a partner who was helping to develop the site with me! They provided a much higher standard of service than a you would expect from a standard Support Rep...
They quickly and happily answered all my questions, and even helped me to use some advanced techniques to get my site configured exactly how i wanted it!
This Component i worth EVERY PENNY... OSE is AWESOME!!!
I had to have custom work done and Helix worked with me at every step. He quickly set up a solution and implemented it despite my own ineptitude. These guys already have a great product, but they are constantly working to improve it even more. This is where you need to get your ACL solution.
It integrates with Virtuemart for payment. I do not need to create products in Virtuemart; I create the memberships entirely within OSE MSC, with Paypal (as per my example) processing the payments.
The ACL involves a three step process. Firstly, creating a membership (naming, pricing and setting the duration of the membership). Then, configuring it to point at the relevant articles or section. Finally, I need to assign at least one user to the membership. This process is something clients should be able to manage.
The component is very broad in its scope and ambition. It integrates with numerous third party Joomla components. It is commercial, and it is also GPL.
This component deserves support. Highly recommended.
- BEAUTIFUL graphics that are totally professional looking. (what a change!)
- Easy to understand and set up.
- The customer support is FANTASTIC. They helped me set up an out of the ordinary set up.. they are fantastic.