I’m trying to understand what plugins I need to accomplish this setup…
I plan to use WPMU to manage websites targeted to small business owners. There won’t be any “free” level, they have to pay to have a website with us. I do want to offer additional plugins and premium themes though, including ones I write myself as well as ones like market press, which makes me lean toward Pro Sites from reading the documentation. Can Pro Sites not have a “free” level – in other words, charge on all site creations? I do like the free trial and coupons, and I’d like to utilize those – but not have a free level at all. Is this possible?
And also very important, this venture is based around simplifying things for small business owners – and the themes I’m developing are designed to be able to have a completely redesigned wp-admin interface – customized extensively to make things easy for business owners that have no concept of running a website but know they need to get online.
I can see that Pro Sites adds options into the wp-admin backend, including some custom write panels it looks like from the video, as well as the premium themes stuff in regular menus.
I do a lot of custom post types, taxonomies and meta boxes in my themes – are these going to conflict with Pro Sites? Will I be able to work around it with my themes? Or will Pro Sites force it’s own admin theme and overwrite my customizations?
And if there’s a different way to do this, or a different plugin I should use, please let me know.
Thanks in Advance!