Here's the project.
One site, with two themes inside one wordpress installation, using multisite and subdirectories.
The main site .com is the front face and where affiliate referrals should be directed.
The second theme is installed at a .com/members sub directory and is for the purpose of managing the protected members only content.
I tried installing memberships premium plugin and got really frustrated, so I deactivated and deleted it for now.
Here's the flow.
I need the public to be directed to the main home page of the main site.
Then, they can join free for a basic membership and have access to the general members area and basic content.
premium members can access more etc.
When I installed memberships, I also enabled the global setting in wp config
I tried to enable the plugin from the network dash, but couldnt. So I enabled it from the site and the subdirectory dashboards. That put memberships as an option on both dashboards.
Both were totally seperate membership programs and neither would allow me to set up subscriptions. So I deleted the plugin and I'm waiting for some guidance.
The main thing is that I want people to join from some link on my main page (wordpress theme #1), to get access to the subdirectory (wordpress theme #2) content and members forum, and I want affiliates to be able to promote the main page (wordpress theme #1) with their links, and get credit for the member when they pay, every month that they are a member. Sounded simple to me.....at first.
so, would it work if:
I installed the memberships plugin on the network and enabled/set it up on the protected content theme (theme #2) at the subdirectory /members
and installed the affiliates plugin to the same place, but modified the affiliate links for their promotional use, to the main site url instead of the subdirectory url, leaving the affiliate referral id tag in place?
I can't be the only person with this question
I need a shot of whiskey.................