To re-cap, I am developing a FREE system for university museums to offer Digital Membership to an online version of their museums.
Here’s the features in this WordPress template:
- Exhibit display
- Live Zoom events
- Discussion boards
- eLearning courses
- Free and paid memberships (with the latter getting access to more features
I’m trying to balance a variety of concerns. Although I’m giving away the product to university museums, some technologies may require a paid license and I’m trying to keep those expenses at a minimum. All things being equal (ok, when they are!), I selected the cheaper or free technology. At the moment, only the eLearning technology (LearnDash) requires a license. It’s a pretty low fee.
The project uses the Divi theme—which has a license, but as clients of mine, I can provide this theme to them using my unlimited license. I renew it annually at a pretty low fee—which I won’t bother passing along.
Zoom, the message board and everything else (like the membership plugin) are free.
So, all is going well. I just need to complete this and then to have some museums try out the product with my assistance. Getting there.
You can view a demo of the project (still in progress) with an example “Museum of Space History” Digital Membership here: