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  • Hi

    I’m looking to design a site for a homeowners association with approximately 500 logins. I want to control the logins in terms of assigning usernames using a predefined style of house number and street name (example, if you live at 332 Washington, your username will be 332Washington). That’s the first piece of functionality we need.
    The second piece is that I want to upload all of the users from an Excel spreadsheet and tie it into some sort of online payment system so residents can pay for dues, fines, social event registration, etc.
    I don’t have the slightest idea where to start looking for these add ons. Could someone point me in the right direction?

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  • I doubt such specific requirements would exist in any plugin out there. You’d most likely have to employ the use of several different plugins to handle the user registration, importing of content and then payment processing along with a developer to tie all of them together.

    For the payments, would the homeowners need to receive physical items or could it all be digital? If all digital, you may want to look into the EasyDigitalDownloads ecosystem:

    https://easydigitaldownloads.com/
    https://easydigitaldownloads.com/downloads/

    And their extensions as it is quite expansive with many different options.

    Thread Starter rochestermarybeth

    (@rochestermarybeth)

    Hi Jarret,

    Thank you for responding. The payments will be for non physical items like dues or tickets or to join events. It’s a small piece of the puzzle. Currently we just accept PayPal and it works ok but it’s pieced together in a non streamlined manner.

    I wanted to hire someone to pull this together but so far the only people who expressed interest were high priced dev shops. I have budget but it’s a nonprofit and the money I can spend isn’t enough for what they would do so I’m stuck trying to figure it out myself.

    I can put a lot of it together myself but I am new to the more complex nature of WP backend stuff and add ins. It’s frustrating.

    Marybeth

    Hi

    For uploading users from an excel sheet, you could probably use a plugin like https://wordpress.org/plugins/import-users-from-csv/ or https://wordpress.org/plugins/import-users-from-csv-with-meta/.

    It looks like you could add the predefined house number/street for the username to the spreadsheet when you upload the users to WordPress. That way, the usernames are set for each member when you import their information.

    I haven’t used either of these plugins, but it looks like they would be a good starting point for the functionality you need.

    If you are looking to restrict content on the site to members only, I would recommend looking into MemberPress. Its a membership site plugin that allows you to manage users, payments and restrict access to your website. You can set up reoccurring payments or one-time payments. It has an area where you can view a list of your members with their subscriptions (dues in your case), expiration date or date of next reoccurring payment, etc. I use it on a community newspaper website with about 450 members, and it works great.

    You might also be able to use Easy Digital Downloads like Jarret mentioned or an e-commerce platform like WooCommerce.

    Sam

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