The Membership Plugin is an Add-On that you can purchase for NS DownloadShop. This plugin is designed to allow you to sell product bundles via a 3rd party subscription extension or provide access to downloads to users based on usergroup.
How to Configure
Install the plugin using the Joomla installer and head over to your plugin manager and enable the new plugin.
How to Use
Once installed and enabled it will add a new tab in the product edit view. In this tab you can select the usergroup(s) you wish to have access to the product without requiring them to purchase it.
Any user that belongs to the group you set will automatically see the download link on your product pages. If the user is removed from that group the buttons will revert back to Buy Now buttons.
3rd Party Membership Extensions
By allowing downloads based on usergroup, this will allow you to use any Joomla subscription/membership extension that has the ability to change the users usergroup when they subscribe.
For example we use RSMembership and set it to change the user to a new group when they subscribe and it will remove them from the group when their subscription expires.