In the current era of Information and Technology, social media has become a key factor for many organization to connect with their customers and market their product/services to global users. These global users are connected to each other via various social platforms like Facebook, Twitter etc.
When we talk about the social component in Joomla! world then plenty of options are available there also. EasySocial is one of the most popular and widely used Joomla! social networking platform.
If you are -
- Planning to start your membership club along with a social networking platform to stay connected and have a wider reach with quick communication among club members across global locations; Or
- You want to start an NGO for certain activity/interest and each member’s work should be shared with everyone easily; Or
- You may be planning to start a book reader’s group where you can communicate with each other on lending/ borrowing books, share book reviews etc.
For all such great ideas you can opt for the best available combo i.e. EasySocial + PayPlans.
EasySocial is one of the best social network extension for Joomla! It gives you the power to start a social network for Joomla websites, fast and easy. It provides features like groups, events, customizable forms, live updates, private messaging and many more. Along with these features it does have integration with other Joomla components as well to get most of your social site needs.
PayPlans is a Joomla-based subscription system from Ready Bytes that lets publishers create membership sites quickly and easily. It includes automatic subscription options and effortless billing management, complete with a unique invoicing system. It makes every aspect of subscription billing a breeze through massive bunch of apps.
In this blog we are going to show how these two components i.e. EasySocial and PayPlans are seamlessly integrated to each other. All you need to have is :- EasySocial, PayPlans and of course Joomla! :)
There are three ways that both these powerful components are integrated with each other :-
EasySocial Registration with Membership Plans & Payments
When any new user subscribes to a plan and you want to display EasySocial registration page then PayPlans has an app/plugin for that named “EasySocial Registration”.
Install this plugin from PayPlan’s app store and configure as following :-
1. Installation and Configuration :- You can install the app from PayPlans' app store directly. After installation enable the plugin as depicted in below image :-
After the app is enabled you can find the app listed in PayPlans' apps tab.
2. now change the PayPlans registration integration to “EasySocial” in PayPlans' configuration and save the changes.
Now when user tries to subscribe any plan and register he will see the EasySocial registration process:-
Categorize User As per Purchased Plan
Easysocial ProfileType app provides the functionality to assign EasySocial Profiles to users according to their subscription status (i.e. Active, Expire, Hold). Install the app from app store and create an app instance in PayPlans app section. Provide the desired profile type that you want to assign to the user when the subscription becomes active/expire/hold.
Assign Membership Plan As per User Category in Easy Social
Profile Based Plan app provides the functionality to assign a profile-based subscription plan to users according to the profile type selected during registration. The app will assign a plan to the user regardless of the profile type to which the user belongs.
Configure the plugins shown below:-
“Simplified solution for your great ideas”
EasySocial and PayPlans make registration, profile management and profile based membership plan assignment much more easier. Both components are easy to use and configure which provides flexibility to use both components together easily and smoothly.
About the Author
Bhavya Shaktawat is a Member of Technical Staff at Ready Bytes Software Labs. Currently she is part of PayPlans team, serving as the primary contributor to the product development and maintenance.
PayPlans is a complete solution for creating a subscription selling scenario on a website. To know more features of Payplans, go through the PayPlans Tour page.
If you any queries regarding membership systems then contact Team PayPlans, you will get support and assistance directly from developers.