Can I use Marketpress with just BuddyPress?

Can my members in BuddyPress add add their own products to my store without it being a multisite? Is their step by step instructions for setting up Marketpress?

  • DavidM

    Hi Auktweena,

    Currently, it would require the creation of a sub-site for users to add their own products. There are ways to make this somewhat seamless, by customizing the site's theme(s), but the creation of a site on which the store will operate is still required.

    As for instructions, that would mostly rely on the Multisite setup and would tend to go as follows:
    1. Enable Multisite.
    2. Network Activate MarketPress.
    3. Setup MarketPress settings (gateways and various options) at Network Admin > Settings > MarketPress.
    4. Let users create their sites, where they'll be presented with the MarketPress options via the Products menus.

    To take a percentage of users' sales on the network, you'd spend a bit of time setting up the PayPal Chained Payments gateway in step 3. The following thread comes in especially handy for that:
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/paypal-x-process

    There also might be slight changes to that depending on whether users would have to purchase a subscription to have a store, like with Pro Sites. This might go as follows:

    1. Enable Multisite.
    2. Network Activate MarketPress.
    3. Setup MarketPress settings (gateways and various options) at Network Admin > Settings > MarketPress.
    4. Network Activate Pro Sites.
    5. Setup Pro Sites levels.
    6. Let users create their sites, where they'll be presented with the MarketPress options via the Products menus.

    Does that help explain it? If you have further questions, just let us know. :slight_smile:

    Thanks,
    David

  • Philip John

    Hiya,

    As we haven't heard back from you we're going to assume the problem was sorted out and mark this thread as resolved.

    If it wasn't resolved, or you have any more questions related to this thread please feel free to post them below and tick the 'Mark as Not Resolved (re-open)' box below the post area (or else we'll miss it!)

    Otherwise, thanks for using the forums, and, as always, for being a member of WPMU DEV, it's a pleasure to help you out and we look forward to being of assistance in the future.

    Thanks!
    Phil

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