Directory Plugin Install Question

Hi,
Before I install the Directory plugin, I just want to confirm a couple of things:

We're developing a network of sites all under the same brand and use the membership plugin to control member access to content network-wide.

Ideally, we'd like the Directory to sit on its own site (not the root) and act as another function for our members to promote themselves across the network.

We envisage that the membership plugin will be the main control for member account management features. such as upgrade/downgrade membership level and view the status of their account.

So to the questions:
1. How do I install the Directory plugin so it can display from its own site (not root)
2. Can member access to the directory be controlled by membership plugin rules?
e.g Gold member can create Gold listing -
3.Assuming #2 is yes, if the member downgrades (or upgrades) can the changes to the membership level also be reflected in the output of the directory plugin?

thanks for any help on this.
Paul

  • DavidM

    Hi Paul,

    1. How do I install the Directory plugin so it can display from its own site (not root)

    That's not currently possible in the release version but there's a lot of work going on with the plugin and you can get involved in the discussion and even get the beta version from the following thread.
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/new-directory-plugin-version-20-beta

    2. Can member access to the directory be controlled by membership plugin rules?
    e.g Gold member can create Gold listing -

    Directory doesn't currently have separate listing types like that, I'm afraid. You might be able to achieve separate listing types using CustomPress, which is what's used for the custom post type functionality in Directory.
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/custompress

    To be clear, CustomPress is geared more toward developers and can be used in a scenario such as this to customize listings. Directory actually includes an integrated version of CustomPress that you can use to add additional custom post types, like perhaps Gold Listings.

    It may require a bit of coding to achieve but given that much, it does seem doable.

    You'll likely want to customize the user roles and capabilities on your site, perhaps creating a Gold Directory Member that allows a bit more than the regular Directory Member.

    The User Role Editor plugin comes in especially handy there.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/user-role-editor/

    3.Assuming #2 is yes, if the member downgrades (or upgrades) can the changes to the membership level also be reflected in the output of the directory plugin?

    If you use something like the above, you can use Membership for various aspects, like the subscriptions and further access level restrictions. It integrates with user roles to make things much easier too.

    This may get a bit complex though and you might consider seeking a developer's assistance if you're not quite so comfortable with it all. Perhaps the job board might help here?
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/wpmu-jobs

    Cheers,
    David

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