MemberGate is designed specifically for organizations that publish information (such as newsletters, magazines, newspapers) in either a 'public' or 'members only/by subscription' basis. But is it right for you? Do you have questions? Find answers here!
What is MemberGate?
Imagine a web site like the New York Times, or NBC News, where information is available in many different categories (or departments), like sports, weather, breaking news, etc.
MemberGate is designed to create and maintain web sites of that nature - by non-users with little or no technical skills.
An entire MemberGate site can be created and managed by just one individual, without the need for any special technical skills. MemberGate is a fully automatic, self synchronizing content publishing, web site creation solution, with a built in 'members only' management system.
What kind of organizations would use MemberGate?
MemberGate Content Publisher v2.0 is the ideal solution for organizations desiring a 4th generation web site, but want to avoid the burden of having to have a technical staff to maintain it.
MemberGate is the perfect solution for publishing corporate news sites, government agency information sites, newsletter sites, magazines, even newspapers.
And it's optional 'members only' feature is perfect for those organizations that want to restrict access to information on their sites to either 'subscribers', or selected individuals (employees, investors, etc.)
How much work is involved in maintaining a MemberGate site?
Once MemberGate is set up on your host, it pretty much runs on auto-pilot. You establish the 'rules' for MemberGate to follow (through a control panel) and MemberGate does the rest.
It automatically synchronizes all pages, departments, portals, menus and navigation panels when new content is added, edited or deleted, manages all user and member resources, even watches over any discussion forums or classified ad features you might set up (MemberGate can automatically build and monitor an unlimited number of discussion groups).
The 60+ configurable reports in MemberGate allow you to quickly see site status, daily transactions, member activity, even suspicious activity.
What about adding content pages?
MemberGate makes it extremely easy to add new pages to your site. You can set up an unlimited number of content providers and department managers who use the control panel to add content into the areas that you assign to them.
Adding content is a simple matter of either typing the text or pasting it in, and selecting any graphics you want to appear in the content page.
Following the rules you set, Membergate builds the content page, uploads any images to be used in the page, and then updates your entire site with tease copy and links to the page.
Again, you control who can add content pages, and where they can be added.
Tell me more about MemberGate's member management features.
With MemberGate, the department and content pages can be in either a public area (viewable by all), or in the members-only area.
When you place pages or departments in the Members Only area, only those members who have joined the site can log in and view the private pages.
MemberGate is the gatekeeper that decides which information can be viewed by each visitor, and makes sure that only those authorized to access the members-only area actually get in.
MemberGate's unique security system blocks unauthorized visitors and can instantly detect and stop password sharing.
Once you tell MemberGate the rules (who can visit what areas of your site), MemberGate does the rest. (It even provides daily reports on suspicious activity -- alerting you to users that might be attempting to abuse their privileges.)
What if I have an existing database of members? Can I import those into MemberGate?
Yes, you can import data from existing data bases into MemberGate. Just let us know before we do the live installation on your server and will do the data import for you.
Is MemberGate used for adult sites?
No. MemberGate is not designed for sites that offer adult images. We do not license the software for that type of application.
Is there any special hardware or server equipment needed to use MemberGate?
MemberGate will run on almost any Windows NT host that supports Cold Fusion 4.5. This means that MemberGate sites can be hosted for as little as $50 a month. (And you get choose the host you want.)
Can I host MemberGate on my own in-house server?
Yes, as long as your server is running Windows NT4.0+ and has Cold Fusion 4.5 installed.
What other features does MemberGate offer?
- Built-in daily performance reporting
- Over 60 different reporting modules
- Up to 9 different levels of security access
- Five levels of management access
- Master control panel that allows quick change of site settings
- Automatic processing of credit card charges (for new and renewing members) using Verisign
- Automatic full site, and advanced search features
- Automatic updating of main index/portal page and all department index pages
- Automatic banner ad system
- Built-in classified ad system
- Built-in discussion group (you can have as many as you like)
- Filter for 'dirty words' (in discussion area and classified ad sections)
- Ability to customize any page with scripting
- Ability to support multiple banner ads, polls, newsletter sign ups
- Plus a lot more!
What about support?
One year of support and version upgrades is included with each MemberGate site license. Additional annual support and upgrade licenses can be purchased at any time.
I'm interested. What do I do next?
Use our contact form to let us know how to contact you and we'll set up a time to discuss MemberGate further. Or call us at 708-479-9086.