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Hey all, I need to allow a user to access a part of my website if they have bought a subscription product. The customer will have to log in before I do this check.

Is there a way to check to see if a user has purchased a subscription project with Javascript?

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No. There's no effective way to protect Squarespace content like this.

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You said that you only want to allow a website visitor to be able to access a part of your website unless they have purchased a product. Therefore you presumably want to protect these parts of your site from being accessed by all other visitors?

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Okay. Sorry, I misunderstood you.

Yes. You are correct. Sorry, I've just never heard it that way. So yeah, if a user has not purchased a subscription either don't show them a page, or don't allow them access.

I don't want to store the non-subscription and subscription pages in HTML since a user could just un-hide the HTML for subscription users only. I don't think Squarespace would allow me to do that. Additionally, I don't think squarespace allows access to their servers anyway.

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Okay. Sorry, I misunderstood you.

Yes. You are correct. Sorry, I've just never heard it that way. So yeah, if a user has not purchased a subscription either don't show them a page, or don't allow them access.

I don't want to store the non-subscription and subscription pages in HTML since a user could just un-hide the HTML for subscription users only. I don't think Squarespace would allow me to do that. Additionally, I don't think squarespace allows access to their servers anyway.

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Yes, there's no way to do this with Squarespace alone. You don't have access to the backend. You could buy a third party addon like MemberSpace and process the membership subscriptions on this instead. It can then lock access to certain protected content - but not the content on Squarespace's own pages. It's not technically possible.

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Yes, there's no way to do this with Squarespace alone. You don't have access to the backend. You could buy a third party addon like MemberSpace and process the membership subscriptions on this instead. It can then lock access to certain protected content - but not the content on Squarespace's own pages. It's not technically possible.

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This thread was created and answered in 2019 and is now out of date.

Since that time, Squarespace launched a new feature called Member Areas, an additional cost option that allows you to secure specific pages on your site and make them available to members only.

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