I am developing a membership site that will allow members to access old issues of a magazine produced by a charity.
I have it working up until a point, I can restrict access to each download to the 'subscribers', but I need to restrict access from all downloads available to just those produced when they were a member of the charity?
If there are 10 downloads available numbered 111 - 120, and a member joined when issue 116 was produced, and only for four issues, (116, 117, 118, 119), how do I restrict them from accessing 111-115 and 120?
I have thought about adding a Tag element to the user data and entering the issues they are able to download into this area.
Any advice would be good :)
@flomei Thanks for the quick response @Kaiser, thanks for the response
The group goes back 30 years and they produce a quarterly magazine, hence the 120 copies. I have dabbled with php coding in the past, but I have only just started using wordpress, so I am unsure how to integrate my knowledge into the wp format.
I can see how adding a published date to the download and then a date range of the user can be used to produce a result, but if a membership had lapsed and rejoined (as they have), I am not sure how this would be done.
Each download has a 'tag' of the issue number, and I thought that if I had a field in the user table which would be filled with a list of 'tags' for the magazines that they could download, I could then reproduce a table of front page images which would link them to a download page, etc.