My team is building a Digital Membership Site that will take recurring payments. So, there is a need to block certain areas/pages from people who are not logged in and to users who have not paid for what they would - otherwise - be viewing.
Currently I am planning to use Stripe and tie it into a custom PHP login (built on Laravel).
But, are there any 3rd party tools to help, is there anyone with any experience putting together a site like this?
My gut instinct is to build it custom. I'm not using Wordpress or anything like that -- and, with that said, I don't like the idea of my client seeing anything that makes it look as though I did not build them a custom site. Because, we are; so any service that is also a "site builder" is a LOT more than I need.