Membership site

Published 1 week ago by wildside

Hey everyone new to the Laracast community and also laravel in general. I am not sure if this is the right place to ask however I want to build a website for my chapter of my fraternity. The actual organization has its own website listed here:

https://kappaalphapsi.org/

Is it possible to achieve with lets say a Vue/laravel setup.

As far as functionality, I'd say the main thing other than displaying content and videos would be that chapter members can login and pay their dues online.

Any advice would be great. Please dont bash the noob question.

Best Answer (As Selected By wildside)
joshuabedford

@wildside Laravel is the perfect platform for achieving this. The possibilities really are endless here.

Would the dues go to the local chapter, or the national/international organization? This might change how you end up setting up your payments, but either way have a look at https://stripe.com/.

Essentially, Laravel makes it easy to (out of the box) integrate Stripe as a payment processor. I have been able to build many apps using these tools. One thing to remember is that any payment processor will take a % of the payment as a fee to provide their services. So you will either have to charge the % to that member, or just be prepared to receive a little less in dues.

Another thing to look into might be Laravel Spark, which has a lot of the functionality you're looking for with even less coding, so you can just focus on the features you want that aren't already in the framework by default (a dashboard to create articles and upload videos possible).

Also, @martinbean is correct. This is by far the best site to learn, so getting a subscription here definitely pays off.

Feel free to reach out here with any questions. This is by far the most helpful community I've come across. Everyone is a noob compared to the people better than them ;-) things I don't know can be answered by people like @martinbean and @Cronix.

martinbean

Is it possible to achieve with lets say a Vue/laravel setup.

@wildside Absolutely :)

And you’re on the right site: Laracasts has plenty of videos covering both topics that will help you on your way to developing the application you want.

joshuabedford

@wildside Laravel is the perfect platform for achieving this. The possibilities really are endless here.

Would the dues go to the local chapter, or the national/international organization? This might change how you end up setting up your payments, but either way have a look at https://stripe.com/.

Essentially, Laravel makes it easy to (out of the box) integrate Stripe as a payment processor. I have been able to build many apps using these tools. One thing to remember is that any payment processor will take a % of the payment as a fee to provide their services. So you will either have to charge the % to that member, or just be prepared to receive a little less in dues.

Another thing to look into might be Laravel Spark, which has a lot of the functionality you're looking for with even less coding, so you can just focus on the features you want that aren't already in the framework by default (a dashboard to create articles and upload videos possible).

Also, @martinbean is correct. This is by far the best site to learn, so getting a subscription here definitely pays off.

Feel free to reach out here with any questions. This is by far the most helpful community I've come across. Everyone is a noob compared to the people better than them ;-) things I don't know can be answered by people like @martinbean and @Cronix.

wildside

Thank you both for your timely responses as I have been subscribed to laracast for a few days now and have never looked back ever since. Better that anything Udemy throws at you. Techniques and practices are so modern and on point. I'm excited to see how far I get with this whole endeavor. If I have any questions I won't hesitate to ask!

joshuabedford

You are very welcome! I actually unknowingly learned HTML & CSS on sitepoint or something from Jeffrey Way back in 2010 or 2011. Something like "30 Days to Learn HTML and CSS" or something. He is definitely one of the best teachers on the web.

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