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Setting up a subscription plan

You may want to have some, or all, of the content on your site behind a paywall that requires your visitors to have a subscription to access. You may also want to have differing tiers of subscription levels that provide more access to those visitors who purchase a higher subscription level. By setting up subscription plans in Brightspot, you can achieve this.

Note

You must have the Express: Subscription plugin enabled to add a subscription plan.

Procedure. To add a subscription plan:
  1. Click |mi-menu > Admin > Sites & Settings > Sites.

  2. Click the name of the site where you would like to add the subscription plan.

  3. Click Front End > Access.

  4. Set the Access Substitution field to one of the following options:

    • None—No action occurs when the visitor tries to access a premium area of your site.

    • Content Substitution—This option sets the content you want to display to a visitor when the visitor tries to access a premium area of your site. This content displays in place, and the page URL does not change.

    • External Redirect—This option redirects the visitor to an external site. For instance, perhaps you use a third-party payment service to handle your subscriptions, and you direct the visitors to that external site when they try to access a premium part of your site.

    • Internal Redirect—This option redirects the viewer to an internal URL.

  5. Under Subscription Plans, click |mi-add_circle_outline| to add a new subscription plan.

  6. Using the following table as a reference, enter values for the subscription plan.

  7. Click Save.

Table 45. Subscription Plan fields

Field

Description

Internal Name

Enter the name of the subscription plan as it is known within the Brightspot CMS.

Display Name

Enter the name of the subscription plan as it is to be displayed to your visitors.

Accesses

Specify the content this subscription plan has access to.

See Setting the access to content for subscription plans for complete details.

Duration

Enter the duration of this subscription plan in days.

Price

Enter the price of this subscription plan.