Selling subscriptions?


#1

Has anyone created a subscription website around content stored on airtable?

If so, can you provide details?

Mark


#2

Because of Airtable’s currently limited support for permissions and privileges, your best bet would probably be to build your UI in WordPress using the Airpress plugin for integration.


#3

That’s helpful. thank you. why Wordpress? any other suggestions about integrations? I’m trying to build a membership subscription front end to give only paid members access to the data in airtable.


#4

Because there are well-tested plugins available to handle the nuts-and-bolts of selling and managing content subscriptions, to keep you from reinventing the wheel, as well as a pretty solid WordPress-to-Airtable plugin, Airpress, that is likely robust enough to handle your data retrieval and presentation through its shortcode-based interface. (For data creation, update, or deletion, I believe you would need to program to Airpress’s PHP API — not a deathly onerous burden, but certainly more complicated than using shortcodes.)

You will definitely have to provide a custom UI of some sort. Airtable provides a fairly complete API that can serve as the engine for front-ends implemented in dozens if not hundreds of languages. I suggested WordPress simply because it would allow you to implement and maintain your service with a minimum of programming. (I started on a similar project ages ago — in face, it’s what first introduced me to Airtable. Although it still sits incomplete, my having become more than a bit distracted by Airtable itself, up to the point I wandered off and became lost the WordPress/Airpress/Airtable troika was working fine.)


#5

would you be open to helping me with this project?

Mark
202-421-6601
mark.lewyn@gmail.com