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
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.
This software is not perfect but no software is intrisically perfect. This reason this software is really good is primarily because of the team behind it.
Firstly, they created a really good membership package, excellent if you want to create a paid membership site that you'll earn a living from and make it easy for your subscribers to join up.
IT IS DEFINITELY much better than a lot of other Joomla type membership addons out there.
Here's the best part. The support that you are given is absolutely fantastic. Any problems I've had, if they didn't give me a solution in treble quick time, they actually went into my site and fixed it for me - superb.
Its beginning to sound as if one of my brothers works for these guys but I have no affiliation to them other than they made my life very easy after having had a bad experience with one of the other membership software packages being advertised on this site.
get it - its worth it.
Thanks for your comment, but did you request the registration control plugin in the support system? In the user manual, section 4.3, we have instructions there: "If you don’t want the visitor to register before the payment is approved, you may submit a
ticket at https://www.opensource-excellence.com/tickets to ask for a registration control plug-in.
The logic of the plug-in is: when a visitor joins a membership, he/she is asked to register first,
but if he/she doesn't go through the whole payment process, his/her joomla user account will be
Therefore, please submit a ticket in the support system and we will give you the download link for this plugin then.
If more payment gateways were added, this would be a rock star.
I'm using it for a college program and was able to setup a basic ACL and subscription quickly to offer courses on our website. Managing the back-end is fairly intuitive. There's even a bunch of free add-ons to work with document management and downloads if you want to include those in your subscriptions. However, the product isn't quite designed to handle all aspects of an educational site just yet; though Helix and his team have been listening to my requests and expressed desire to include these features in the future.
Keep up the good work!
Now I can control my orders and control the product interface a lot more than the more generic quickcarts that the others have.
Beyond everything else, the support that I received from OSE has completely impressed me. They helped me with small details that I realized later had to do with other components and not necessarily, however they helped and never told me to go seek help elsewhere. I am new to programming and they were patient with me.
Please do the world of Joomla a favor and invest in Open Source Excellence! If products and support have this strength, the Joomla community can only get better.
For example, menu module restriction does not work with cache enabled.
Check "Cache and menu module" ticket http://projects.opensource-excellence.com/viewissue.php?issue_no=41
You can not test it without buy it. If you buy it, and you are not satisfied, they don't refund it.
Did you request a refund from the Billing department? Seems we have not received any request for this? Also, we have sent this issue to the developers and we have solutions for this issue now. We try to make the component to work on all websites/servers, but we cannot guarantee it until the issue arises. However, we try to sort out all issues as soon as possible.
Also, we have the demo site, and a new demo site is under construction, so we feel sorry that this gives you inconvenience. Could you please also contact us if you have further issues for this through our ticket system:
Now The process of Membership subscription is fully automated and save lots of my time.
Reasonable Price, Excellent product and Support! Highly recommend.
After a rough start, I had installed a earlier component version of the pdf, Helix the developer graciously installed the current version!
Runs flawlessly on all my websites. I am using OSE for a login page for my website where most of my categories are blocked with the exception of Contact Us so that I can now track the members on my websites. Other websites installation were harmless.
The support for this product is awesome. Helix went way out of his way to help me. Great product, great service and great people. I hope you all like this product as much as I like it. I rarely do reviews, but I have looked for 2 years for a front end login component that could easily be implemented into Joomla. It was definitely worth the money.
Please educate yourself on the plugin User - Open Source Excellence and the module OSE Main Menu. If you have used Joomla then you can integrate this into your website.