At what point in the Membership registration process should a new member be presented with the option to create a bog if their access level allows it?
Please see this topic discussing all the issues I and other user have had configuring membership, and/or provide any feedback you may have for what we're trying to achieve below.
I'm currently developing a new network at http://veganize.us
We plan to offer the following Membership subscriptions and have configured related access levels as follows:
Member: Free subscription/level with the only rule being blog creation=negative (This level is for members who only wish to participate in our forums.)
Blogger: Free subscription/level with two rules, blog creation=positive, and plugins=positive for a subset (This level is for members who want a free blog and forums access.)
Shopkeeper: Paid subscription level with two rules, blog creation=positive, and plugins=positive for all (This level is for paid members who want an e-commerce site powered by MarketPress.)
The issue is that there is no option at any point for a Blogger member to create a site. They are never presented with the site creation screen during sign-up, and there is no Add Site button on the My Sites page. I have not yet tested Shopkeeper registration.
I have spent hours trying different Network and Membership settings. The last post in the support forum topic I link to above includes our current Membership settings to get registration working.
I have tried this with both WP network registration disabled and allowing registered users to create sites. Neither work.
The Membership manual is very comprehensive, but the only reference for setting this up is: "You could run your own WordPress hosting business if you have a Multisite installation, yup thats right you could sell blogs on a subscription basis. Cool eh!"
Would be really cool indeed if we could get it working. But I'm beginning to wonder if there is an issue with the plugin allowing blog creation for free subscriptions.
Please help. Thank you in advance for any direction.
We're using Membership 3.0 RC-2 on WP(ms) 3.3.2