I was asked to start this as a support forum, here has been the email exchange so far.
ME TO SUPPORT:
Are ur membership plugins capable of the following. I’m putting up a site that is for entertainment fans
I need an option where fans can choose which artists to support and then their subscription fee gets equally split up between the artists they’ve chosen. In other words. If they pay $10/month, they get to pick 3 artists that get $2.50 each, and $2,50 goes to my company. That way they fan can support their artist while getting the content in them membership site
Are your plugins, and developer team capable of providing those abilities for my membership site?
Thanks for ur time.
SUPPORT TO ME:
our Membership plugin wouldn’t be able to handle this, as this is an actual limitation from the payment gateways.
What you require in this scenario, is a plugin that would be capable of handling multiple accounts (for example, many Paypal accounts which isn’t possible) and also receive a % of the users purchases.
So in this case, I’m afraid that this could only be achieved through custom coding. We’ve got a great job board to help facilitate that sort of custom work:
But on that note, I also have another suggestion. For example, you could create a similar environment in a WordPress Multisite installation.
For example. You charge your users in order to first subscribe to your site ($2.50).
Once they subscribe, they will be able to access a directory of your sub-sites, which would basically be individual sites for each artists.
Then, they would be able to support them, for example via donations.
I know that this isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, as users would be able to subscribe to your site and then donate as many artists they would like, but at least Multisite will allow your artists to receive donations, and on the other hand, you will charge users in order to access artists sub-sites.
This is something we’d also love to discuss through our forums, so please do open a support ticket, or if you’re still having trouble with that, let me know in order to assist you further.
ME AND MY FOLLOWUP QUESTION FOR THIS POST:
The sub sites and donations model won’t work, but is there any way I can come at it from another angle? I don’t necessarily need money auto-routed, I just need to track who gets how much….so could it do something like this—
**Every artist who is a contributing member of site content is listed somewhere as a preference option. The members/fans have to select 2 or 3 of them before they can access content as “Their Artists.” At the end of each month my account team could have something auto-tally how many fans have selected them as artists to support, and my company issues payments to each individual artists every month.
Honestly, I don’t care the method by which its accomplished, I just need some creative way to track how much I need to send each contributing artist on a monthly basis…I’m way way open to any ideas that anyone can come up with. Thanks so much!
P.S. Please keep in mind that I know these are very basic model development questions, I have not really gone through your plugin at all, but that’s part of the reason why I bought this membership, so you guys can help me figure out the best way to come at it so I don’t waste a lot of time going one route when someone better than me in this area might have a much better idea and way of starting out.