Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Can you recommend a package that allows me to manage subscriptions to certain content on my website (not necessarily displayable) based on payment levels?

Ideally, the software would allow logging in using both site-specific registration and PayPal/Facebook/Twitter/MyOpenId, etc.

Preferably, it would also be open source, LAMP-based.

One idea that I have in mind is hacking a shopping cart software like Zen-Cart but this may be an overkill if a non-shopping lighter-weight package exists.

share|improve this question
Does the site already exist? And if so, what software is it based on, if any? Most content management systems don't have subscription features built in, but do have several options available as plugins, for example. – Su' Nov 4 '11 at 23:34
@Su' No, the site doesn't exist yet. My understanding is that CMS are for displayable content but maybe I am wrong. – an00b Nov 5 '11 at 2:38
up vote 1 down vote accepted

What you are looking for is called "Membership software". You can find more information about the subject, along with a list of such packages in the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Membership_software

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.