I think it’s best to give a full description of our goals so WPMUDEV can tell us if we should be using WPMUDEV tools to accomplish them or not.
Our objective is to build a network site comprising of 2 main user groups. Artists and Brands so that both can submit projects whereby the Brands Hire the Artists for the projects.
The theory is that one user group, Artists, ( Creators ) sign up for membership, granting them the ability to make a micro-site ( blog ) using one of several select themes. These become a portfolio and resume that are then searchable by another group BRANDS. Creators can also come up with concepts for their own projects and then put them in a marketplace, ( a “ wall ” ) where brands may find them and engage. There is a special theme for projects as well.
Brands sign up and make PROJECTS using multisite to create micro sites ( blogs ) using the special Project Theme.
Analytics and social reach.
The platform is a training system to teach the artist how to use wordpress as a foundation to increase their social media foot print, and digital footprint online, aggregating social media site feeds into their wallplay micro-sites, and launching their own personal sites on other hosting platforms like mediatemple or what have you.
My main question here is, can we accomplish this with ONE MultiSite network, perhaps with Buddypress also included and use a modified dating theme to separate user groups between Creators and Brands, ( like male and female ) and use the match making tools comply with this more professional match making concept?
Or should we have m2 or three multisite installs and use middleware ( to be developed ) to connect the participants.
Bellow are our minimum needs requirements.
Can you please advise on if this is achievable with WPMUDEV tools as the backbone of the platform, or should we develop our own platform from scratch.
IF WMPMUEV tools are sufficient, can you please deliniate clearly the a correct outlay of plugins and settings?
Currently the Membership2 and Prosites, don't seem to be talkign to each other, and there is not any traction happinging in our early set up as there are erros in the prosites page.
CREATORS X BRANDS
LOGIN FOR BOTH CUSTOMER SEGMENTS WITH SPECIALIZED DASHBOARDS PER
CREATOR OR BRAND.
GET TO MAKE A PROFILE PAGE (which would act as a portfolio for past projects & resume)
GET TO CREATE A PROJECT PAGE (this will act as a virtual pitch
Ability to connect a A PROJECT PAGE to their profile page
or Have a Project Page stand alone (multiple creators could link to
a single project as the team on that project)
GET TO MAKE A PROFILE PAGE
GET TO MAKE A PROJECT PAGE (which is an RFP request)
RFP PROCESS ( THE WALL--POST IT TO THE WALL TO BE
AUTOMATED DEAL MAKING PROCESS:
• Ability to message back and forth
• Ability to set up a conference call and take it live
• Ability to have a way to “manage the deal” saving conversations in
• one place
• Make an offer
• Negotiations: come to terms
• Plug in to a templated contract
• Finalize the deal, sign and agree
• Payment procedure, brand pays in full--but the creator get’s an
• agreed on amount at different milestones, and funds are distributed
• as outlined by the process
AUTOMATED AGREEMENTS (upon signing up to list a project or have a
profile, splits agreement etc)
AUTOMATED PAYMENTS (having a deal making process around closing the
deal, coming to terms, creating an agreement, accepting the money,
paying out the money)
• REACH SCORE (for brands to determine the anticipated social reach
• of a project via social media stats with as deep dive as possible
• for the MVP in analytical information about the
• ROI MENU (which can develop over time, different opt in
The public can view a project if they see a link, but they cannot
see certain information unless they are a member and logged in (ie.
the price tag to fund, or the reach of that project you can only
see if you are a member)
Members only, must be invited by at least two members to join who
vouch for you.
INVITE ONLY MEMBERSHIP, NO CHARGE TO MAKE A PROFILE OR
SUBSCRIPTION FOR PREMIUM PRODUCTS & FEATURES
TRANSACTION FEE ON ALL DEALS THAT CLOSE FOR MATCHES THAT ARE MADE,
OR FOR OUR SERVICE THAT IS USED.