March 18 04:03 PM
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Enhanced Editorial Access

allow access to subscriber only editorial

Your Linear system allows you to restrict access of any editorial item or section to site subscribers with enhanced editorial access (see the Streak Ends in the sample Sports section).

Basic site subscribers will not have access to protected editorial until they purchase or are given enhanced access. Naturally, their enhanced editorial access has an expiration date (doesn't your print publication?). When a subscriber first enters their username and password, their access features are stored and they can freely move among restricted editorial items.

Notification: When a Web visitor attempts to access an editorial item requiring enhanced access, they'll instead be taken to the subscriber password screen with a notification alert of the required subscriber access. This screen will also include links to review subscriber services and to become a subscriber.

Acquiring Enhanced Editorial Access: Existing subscribers can review the subscriber services menu at any time. Subscriber services which they already have will be checked. To acquire enhanced editorial access, they'll simply check that feature and submit the request. You'll be immediately notified via e-mail, and once you've processed their payment (it can be configured to be free - but why?), their enhanced access will become active.

Strategies: We recommend you give free enhanced access to subscibers of your print publication and charge visitors who only wish to access your Web site. By placing your entire publication content on the Internet, but resticting some items, you recognize the value of access to your content. Your archives are valuable because you're the only one with all the data.

smiley pete"Linear publishing has provided a turnkey solution for Mile High Newspapers that far exceeds anything that we could have accomplished on our own. While the capabilities of the system are impressive, what I have found most useful is Linear's willingness to implement new features and its ability to support the ones it has. The Linear system has so many features, that one newspaper will never use them all. I have looked at other newspaper content management systems, but have yet to find one that matches Linear's price, tech support and feature set."

Justinian Hatfield
New Media Manager
Mile High Newspapers
03 - 18 - 18