bbPress PayPal customer only forum

April 26, 2013| Mike Stott

The bbPress PayPal customer only forum allows you to create new forums on your bbPress install that are for paying customers only. When someone visits your forum they will be able to browse around normal forums and be able to see the existence of a PayPal customer only forum (assuming you’ve created one on your site).

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When you choose to lockdown a forum on the edit forum screen. The forum then becomes protected and users have to login and verify that they have purchased from you.

PayPal forum

The edit forum screen where you can choose if a particular forum is only visible for paying customers.

When visitors click on this forum they are first asked to login before entering their transaction ID – this is so the plugin knows who has entered what ID and stops people being able to share their PayPal transaction IDs.

Checks to see if a user is logged in before asking for PayPal transaction ID

Checks to see if a user is logged in before asking for PayPal transaction ID

Once a user has logged in they are asked to verify their transaction ID. If the transaction ID they enter returns a successful verification they are granted access to the forum.

Users are asked to verify their transaction ID

Users are asked to verify their transaction ID

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