Incremental Content Delivery: full access for following modules

Discussion in 'Setting-up protection' started by mariorobecchi, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. mariorobecchi

    mariorobecchi New Member

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    Thank you for your help, first of all.

    I'm setting up an Incremental Content Delivery
    to sell a three-day course (one lesson per day:
    it is just a test for major courses).

    I protected one folder where I put three pages.
    Each page contains a lesson: 1, 2, and 3.
    Each lesson is a product.

    Customers subscribe to Lesson 1 which lasts
    5 days: on Day 1 customers access Lesson 1
    until Day 5; on Day 2 they also see Lesson 2
    until Day 5; and on Day 3 they also see Lesson 3
    until Day 5. Fine, that works.

    The problem is that if a customer knows the
    links of following modules, they can use them:
    on Day 1 in the Member's Area only Lesson 1
    is displayed, but if I enter the URLs of Lessons
    2 and 3 I can get them on Day 1!

    Therefore customers who get links from friends
    can subscribe for Day 1, download the entire
    course, and unsubscribe, paying only Lesson 1
    (or nothing, if there is a free trial period).

    Any idea to fix this problem?

    Thank you very much.
  2. davidm1

    davidm1 aMember User & Partner

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    To me, its not really clear what youre doing. Are the orders and access based on the date they order or time since theybe been a members?

    If this is straight incremental content, you would set the protect file or folder to give access since the time they signed up. So Day 1 signups would get access to lesson 1 on day 1, then on day 2, they would get lessons 1 and 2. etc... You can also have it expire as they go, so Day 1 they get lesson 1, on day 2 they get only lesson 2 etc..

    David
  3. mariorobecchi

    mariorobecchi New Member

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    Hi David,

    Thank you for your help and attention.

    Access is based on the date of the order.

    When customers access their area,
    they find, in their "Active Resources",
    only the scheduled links, according
    to what they paid and to the date.

    But if they already know the links
    of the next scheduled lessons,
    they can download those lessons
    before the scheduled days.

    I decided to use links that can not
    easily be supposed, but if those links
    are found, they work before scheduled time.

    I protected the folder which contains
    html pages where I wrote the lessons.
  4. davidm1

    davidm1 aMember User & Partner

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    Yeah, sounds like you created the links, but didnt protect the content folders for incremental periods.

    David
  5. hvidigaljr

    hvidigaljr New Member

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    Hi,
    I'm having problems with Folder protected content. I simply cannot access the files. I've put all my files under a folder, and protected it. Then I created a page and inserted the links for the protected files (files that are under protected folder). But I simply cannot access any of the files.

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