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10 hours ago, DiscoveringDyscalculia said:

I want to create a paid member area on my website with class content as well as have a section where members can interact with comments and questions and reply to each other.

It will depend on the complexity you require.

Member Areas allows you monetise standard Squarespace content by placing it behind a "paywall". For example it is possible to share pre-recorded classes using Video Pages, and share details of upcoming virtual events and group workshops using Event Pages. However, you'll need to host live events using a different platform because Squarespace doesn't have this capability, nor does it have a discussion/forum feature.

If you plan to build an extensive offering, where customers track their progress through classes you may want to consider an alternative solution to Member Areas, such as Teachable which integrates with Disqus for discussions. Other platforms include Kajabi and Podia.

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Thank you. I'll look into Video Pages and Event Pages then. I'm fine using Zoom for live workshops. I have been using Teachable, and thought I could use it for a member site, but it has some drawbacks such as the discussion comments/discussion are not available on the Teachable App. Also I found that my class members seemed to not log in to Teachable as much as I hoped. They'd attend the regular Zoom sessions, but not always watch the videos or download the content first. I wondered if they'd be more likely to log into a Squarespace Member site instead. 

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