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Post by The Godfather on April 9th 2018, 11:03 am

New: Forumotion Packages

Dear users,

As we told you in this topic, we are pleased to announce the arrival of Forumotion packages. A new way to enrich your forum and customize your members' experience through a redesign of paid features management. Cool


Presentation of Forumotion packages



Forumotion packages allow you to enrich your forum with additional features. As you know, Forumotion offers for many years the possibility to create a free forum, with a rich diversity of features.

If, by default, our forums offer most of the tools necessary for the proper use and development of your forum, some paid options can enhance it with new features, and improve your members' experience (ads deletion, SSL certificate, custom domain name, etc.). Until now, these paid options were dispersed in the administration panel.

Today, and thanks to the arrival of Forumotion packages, the purchase of a package will allow you to access a set of additional features, while leaving you free to activate or not, step by step, each of these options. Very Happy

These packages are primarily a response to technical issues that disrupt the proper use of the service, particularly because of the international nature of Forumotion. But they are also the manifestation of an evolution of the web, and the world of forums. These have evolved a lot in nearly 10 years, and Forumotion must evolve in the same direction in order to adopt an operating model to guarantee the quality, viability, and continuity of our service.


What are the different offered packages ?


Forumotion forums offer three packages: Free, Advanced and Premium. Here is a non-exhaustive presentation:

    - Free package: this is the default package for all Forumotion forums, which continues to offer features that allow relevant use of your forum. These features include access to advanced permissions, image hosting, optimization of your forum for SEO, unlimited number of topics, members and messages, etc.

    - Advanced package: in addition to the features offered by the free package, the advanced package offers, among other things, more storage space, a higher newsletter limit, the possibility to activate an SSL certificate or to acquire a domain name, etc.

    - Premium package: it is the most complete package, offering the most functionalities, such as the monetization of the forum, the suppression of copyrights, an improved search which extends to the content of messages, the personalization of the"Popular content" newsletter, etc.

You will find a more complete presentation of each package in your administration panel, in the Misc tab.

Example:

How can I subscribe a Forumotion package?

The subscription to a package can be done with two methods of payment:

  • Either via an annual payment: In this case, you pay your package in a single payment, for a validity period of one year.
  • Or via a monthly payment: With no due date and no commitment, it allows you to access Forumotion packages by paying very accessible monthly fees and to spread the payment of your package. Note that the annualized subscription includes 2 months free.
Forumotion packages use credits, the virtual currency specific to Forumotion forums. Subscribing to a package on an annualized basis requires therefore to have a sufficient balance of credits on the forum. Nothing changes, the purchase of credits remains made in the same way as in the past, via Allopass, Paypal, Hipay or Skrill.

The monthly subscription is only possible via Paypal (the use of a PayPal account linked to a valid card or bank account is mandatory), the only means of payment to set up a satisfactory monthly payment given the technical constraints we know.

To subscribe to a package, go to your:

Administration panel > Misc > Credit Management - Forumotion Packages

We hope that these innovations will bring you full satisfaction.

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Post by SarkZKalie on April 9th 2018, 2:54 pm

Thank you Forumotion!

Hope to see these feature in premium package :

- PhpBB theme/skin converter team to Hitskin. (for the most skin on Hitskin are outdated)
- Exchange credits between 2 or more forum. (for community content reward - inscrease traffic)
- Enable some special template same as my threads 1 | 2 before.  Twisted Evil


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Post by The Godfather on April 9th 2018, 3:57 pm

Thank's @SarkZKalie

Please use this section for any suggestions Very Happy
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Post by 0ldcat on April 9th 2018, 11:00 pm

I should like some clarification please.

Currently my forum is on the "Free Package".
I have a custom url (purchased through forumotion in 2008 - no further annual fee has ever been required). It now looks/reads like I will have to pay annually for that privilege ?

Further, each year I buy 2000 credits to stop ads for guests and members, and now 500 credits for the SSL Certificate. This adds up to 2500 credits per year.

Reading into your info and what it says in my ACP, to get the same level of service when my renewal comes around, it looks like I shall have to move up to the "Advanced Package". That would, according to the charges at the bottom of the forum packages page in the ACP, be a rise in credits to 5260 per year. More than doubling my annual costs for the same service !? The other stuff that comes with the advanced pack I do not want or need.

Or am I reading it wrong ? I would appreciate your clarification.

Thanks in advance.
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Thanks for your reply, but I shall await a clarifying reply, explanation from the management staffers


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Post by Asciugamano on April 9th 2018, 11:07 pm

@0ldcat
We are in the same boat, since we got the domain every year free due to our activity.

For the domain you have to get now pack 1 plus the extra credits on top for the domain.

If you also want to remove ads, you have to get the advanced package, the extra credits for the domain and then also the extra credits to remove the ads.

That's how I understood it. I am not completely sure if you need the advanced package for the ads, but about the rest I am pretty sure.
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Post by OLC CREATORS on April 9th 2018, 11:55 pm

Thanks @The Godfather,
But, few months is needed to use the payment facilities. Wink
and It will be better if you provide "Setting up an external domain name" option in free package. Smile
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Post by Neptune- on April 10th 2018, 1:10 am

Hello ^^

@0ldcat wrote:I have a custom url (purchased through forumotion in 2008 - no further annual fee has ever been required). It now looks/reads like I will have to pay annually for that privilege ?
It wont change if you still have the requirements. Offered domain names will still be offered even with the free package.
But if you don't fill the requirements one year, you'll have to be at least in advanced package to renew a domain name.
Price has been lowered by 25%, domain name costs now 1200 credits "only" versus 1600 credits so far.

Further, each year I buy 2000 credits to stop ads for guests and members, and now 500 credits for the SSL Certificate. This adds up to 2500 credits per year.
SSL certificate is now included in advanced (and premium) package.
Removing ads for members + guests will cost 1660 credits. Once more, price has been reduced by 17%

Reading into your info and what it says in my ACP, to get the same level of service when my renewal comes around, it looks like I shall have to move up to the "Advanced Package". That would, according to the charges at the bottom of the forum packages page in the ACP, be a rise in credits to 5260 per year.

Or am I reading it wrong ? I would appreciate your clarification.
I'm afraid you read it right
3600 credits for advanced package
1660 credits to remove ads
Total 5260 credits per year
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Post by TonnyKamper on April 10th 2018, 1:40 am

I would like to know since I use an external domain name, which doesn't expire for another 2,5 years on my forum if it's still possible to keep that on the free service, or am I forced to go back to the original creation url ?
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Post by Dynaballz1 on April 10th 2018, 3:53 am

I am currently a Free Forum user. I want to upgrade to the Premium.....I have followed your instructions to purchase the Premium with my current 600 credits.....I keep getting this message...Please help


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Post by SLGray on April 10th 2018, 4:08 am

600 credits? Where does it say 600 credits?



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Post by Dynaballz1 on April 10th 2018, 4:13 am

Maybe I'm not doing this right. I bought 600 credits today for my Forum.....I am trying to upgrade on a monthly plan which costs 600 credits.....


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Post by SLGray on April 10th 2018, 4:16 am

Is this the first time you used credits? If yes, do you see Forumotion Packages (AP > Misc. > Credits Management)? If yes, click the link.



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Post by Dynaballz1 on April 10th 2018, 4:28 am

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Post by BlackScorpion on April 10th 2018, 4:55 am

@TonnyKamper wrote:I would like to know since I use an external domain name, which doesn't expire for another 2,5 years on my forum if it's still possible to keep that on the free service, or am I forced to go back to the original creation url ?

according to the package you will need to upgrade to the Advanced or Premium package , in order to use your external domain


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Post by Chellizard on April 10th 2018, 5:04 am

I am also getting an error to swap to Premium package.
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Post by SLGray on April 10th 2018, 5:05 am

Ok.  It is not loading the next page.



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Post by BlackScorpion on April 10th 2018, 5:15 am

I'm also getting the following ERROR message. i have the free package with a custom domain name. Trying to go to premium


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Post by Chellizard on April 10th 2018, 5:17 am

For Dyna, they are trying to purchase something for 680 credits when they only have 600.

I have 1000 credits so I should not be getting an error.

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Post by Dynaballz1 on April 10th 2018, 5:33 am

It did the same thing to me when I tried to purchase the Advanced Package too....
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Post by SLGray on April 10th 2018, 5:36 am

I believe some members will see different amounts because they purchased items before the release of the packages.

For example, I have a domain name, no ads, and no copyrights already.  I see 760 credits for a monthly payment for the premium package.



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Post by Dynaballz1 on April 10th 2018, 5:51 am

Before the click


After the click


Appreciate all the help guys/gals.......It's late here. I'll try again in the morning
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Post by SLGray on April 10th 2018, 5:56 am

You have the no option in the drop down menu.  Try setting an option.



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Post by Dynaballz1 on April 10th 2018, 5:59 am

Ya...I've tried everything. I have no issue adding credits to get anything....like I said...I'm probably tired. I'll give'r another crack after some coffee in the morning.

APPRECIATE your help greatly!

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Post by SLGray on April 10th 2018, 6:04 am

You're welcome.



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Post by SarkZKalie on April 10th 2018, 8:54 am

@Dynaballz1 try to open your site in incognito mode


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Post by Neptune- on April 10th 2018, 10:08 am

Dynaballz1,

If you want to subscribe a monthly pack, you dont need credits for it.
Monthly packs can only be purchased through Paypal. Will be renewed as long as you do not unsubscribe the package

Credits will now be used only for annual package, and for purchase or renewal of custom domain name.

SlGray, users who have not paid yet to remove ads will see 360 and 600 for packages with the choice to remove ads (with more credits)
But users who have already removed ads will see 440 and 680 if they removed ads for members, and 520 / 760 if they removed ads for both members + guests.
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Post by The Godfather on April 10th 2018, 10:38 am

Hello,

@Dynaballz1 wrote:I am currently a Free Forum user. I want to upgrade to the Premium.....I have followed your instructions to purchase the Premium with my current 600 credits.....I keep getting this message...Please help



@Chellizard wrote:I am also getting an error to swap to Premium package.

@BlackScorpion wrote:I'm also getting the following ERROR message. i have the free package with a custom domain name. Trying to go to premium



there was indeed a problem but it has been corrected since this morning. currently, you can acquire your package without any problem. thank you for testing and confirm that it's ok for you  Very Happy

@SLGray wrote:I believe some members will see different amounts because they purchased items before the release of the packages.

note that the price variation can also come from the fact of the ads removal varies from one forum to another according to its activity. it's nothing new, it's the same operation as before the packages Wink
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Post by Dynaballz1 on April 10th 2018, 12:11 pm

It all worked this morning!

Thanks to everyone who helped....

I have my coffee now and I'm ready to rock.

Have a great day!
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Post by dannyworld on April 10th 2018, 12:53 pm

can i use an external domain name for the free features
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