Anyone using P2 and Supporter?

Just curious before I start off down this track if anyone has enabled the supporter module and P2 such that only paying members are able to free-blog.

http://p2theme.com/
https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/supporter

I've also installed buddypress, but I'm at a loss as to what it really does..

Ideal use case:

  1. User signs up.
  2. User decides they want to blog, so they join a blog or start their own. This is where buddypress gives them a personal blog
  3. User decides they need a feature xyz (domain mapping, seo, p2-style blog access).
  4. User pays to become a supporter (LIKE THIS - note simple credit card fields)
  5. Supporter plugin enables access to features..

Am I missing anything? Will I need any additional plugins to get this to work? My understanding is that I, the MU admin, will not need to do any manual changes to the user account.. right?

I'm also getting the impression that pay to blog is deprecated in favor of the supporter module, if only due to it making more money.

  • Andrew

    Just curious before I start off down this track if anyone has enabled the supporter module and P2 such that only paying members are able to free-blog

    To my knowledge no one has done this yet.

    've also installed buddypress, but I'm at a loss as to what it really does..

    If you don't need or want the features BuddyPress provides then I would just uninstall it.

    This is where buddypress gives them a personal blog

    BuddyPress is not required for users to signup for blogs. That's a basic WPMU feature.

    User pays to become a supporter (LIKE THIS - note simple credit card fields)

    The Supporter plugin works with PayPal. It does not allow you to accept CC payments directly.

    I'm also getting the impression that pay to blog is deprecated in favor of the supporter module

    Incorrect. A lot of people use the Pay to Blog plugin and it's in active development. We remove deprecated plugins from our site.

    Thanks,
    Andrew

  • nightlyfe

    1. How do I quickly do inline replies? (Not adding blockquote tags).

    2. So is there no difference in the bp blog? My interest is in giving someone access to a a group blog, coming in 1.1

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-groupblog/ (future, better?)
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-community-blogs/ (current)

    -- I use domain-based blogs, so if a user creates a blog, they'll get sub.domain.com. I'm fine with that, but I'd prefer that the "pros" get the domain blogs (and add domain mapping), while the "users" blog around a topic (group) at domain/group/[name]/blog.

    Buddypress seems to be the best way to achieve this type of hybrid install. yes?

    3. I saw your other post regarding hacking cc into supporter.
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/modified-supporter-plugin-how-much

    Which brings up
    4. How do I link to a single post in this forum?

  • Andrew

    Hiya,

    1. How do I quickly do inline replies? (Not adding blockquote tags).

    If you're referring to the forums here then using blockquotes is the best route. That's what I do and it works fairly well.

    2. So is there no difference in the bp blog?

    At the moment, no, not really. The BP advantage is with the community bits. A blog on a BP install is pretty much identical to a blog on a regular WPMU install.

    Buddypress seems to be the best way to achieve this type of hybrid install. yes?

    If that's what you're going for then yes.

    I saw your other post regarding hacking cc into supporter.

    Is there a question about that post?

    How do I link to a single post in this forum?

    There's a permalink link right next to the posted time (#).

    Thanks,
    Andrew

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