I want to create a SMF V2 forum with subscription base. 1 private area viewable by paid members and 1 public area viewable by normal members/guest & Paid Members
Secure Payment by paypal and/or any other suggestible payment modes which link to the forum. Who ever make the payment, they will be able to access the private forum immediately, unless programmer warning of security compromise.
The home page is just a static home page where it will look like a website while forum is another page.
With newsletter function to mass message/email all current forum members(paid and normal). I think SMF2 have database function?
Latest Social networking widget and RSS etc install to make the forum social network friendly.
Latest post and most popular thread on the side for easy access.
An area for advertising 1 or 2 affiliate links with banners.
All in all, it should be a neat professional forum and also have all the function a forum should have. Programmer should brief on how the each function works and how to operate it e.g. how to mass email newsletter or price setting in the payable function.
Forum payment is 1 time payment and members become lifetime member. I should be able to change member status e.g. my personal friend username to a paid member without rec'd the payment from the control menu.
There is another separate payment for which involves either yearly, half a year, quarterly or monthly payment. Payments received from members should have email, names and forum (or any require contacts) neatly available. I need it to be up to date with the payment. Membership of the forum entitled to have 3 months access to this area.
This above data is actually for me to verify and let those members into a webinar kind of online classroom. If programmer can suggest a better way to do it will be open for ideas. Even better if you know how to write a webinar software and link all this seamlessly together(extra payment).
I also need to have access to members data for advertising purpose.