Beginner help topics are listed in recommended order of completion.

Beginner Tutorials

BLOX Subscription is where digital subscriptions are created and their subsequent transactions are managed. BLOX Subscription supports a set of service types for managing new and existing subscribers. Rule Profiles are then used to specify which site sections are paywalled for each service.

A subscription service is a digital service that grants readers access to paywalled site content. Subscription services can be configured with tiered pricing based on duration. Multiple subscriptions can be created for appealing to different audiences within your readership. Subscription services support both hard and soft paywalls. 

A Rule Profile is a definition of section(s) that encompass a digital subscription. A site can feature a single Rule Profile or multiple Rule Profiles for targeting different audiences. 

The Subscription Wizard within BLOX Subscription allows a reader who has an active User Account to be manually assigned to a subscription service. 

Service Types

A Subscription service is a digital service that grants readers access to paywalled site content. Subscription services are configured with tiered pricing based on duration.

A Delimited Verification service grants readers permission to paywalled content by referencing a .CSV list of current subscribers. 

A Free service grants readers permission to paywalled content. This can be useful for granting staff with site access, without having to purchase a subscription.  

A Domain service grants permission to paywalled content to all users with a given domain, such as, as part of their email address. 

Advanced Tutorials

Rule Profile sets which pages are behind a paywall. Readers will not be able to access the URLs covered by that particular rule profile unless they are signed up for a particular service that protects that URL. You can have multiple services covering URLs and the reader will only need purcha…

Configuration is where you set up the payment handler for this service.

To edit an existing purchase rate select the rate and click Edit or double click on the rate.

Service Information displays the ID, Service type, Display Priority, Name, Notification Email, Description, Help Text, and Service Flags.

Recurring payments requires you to have a PayPal PayFlow Pro Merchant account.  Contact your Regional Sales Rep for account set up information.

With the Vision Data integration there are two points of integration with the Circulation system.

Setting up a Paywall forces users to Subscribe to your site to view content. Paywall can be set for the entire site, or by a specific URL. There are different Options you can set the Paywall to allow free views before the user is asked to subscribe.

A new BLOX subscription service has been created to support cross-domain bundled subscriptions. This proxy service validates subscriptions based on email address. A user’s original subscription needs to be managed on the parent domain. Support will exist for Activation Confirmation and Activ…

Open Design/Blocks.Navigate to the Users URL.Open Page Customizations on the right side of the interface.Select the Payment information dropdown.Click the checkmark next to Company Name and enter your business name as you want it to appear.Click the checkmark next to Company address and ente…

In BLOX, go to Community > Subscription. Click on the sprocket in the upper right corner to open the configuration menuUnder Application Settings, click on Services. Click New, then click DTIOn the Service information panel, name the Service.Users will see this name during the signup proc…