Hi! I'm playing a game of chess here, with wordpress multisite, and I need a little help. Active and pertinent plugins will be: Upfront Builder, User Role Editor, Pro Sites.
1. I want all of my new users to be able to create 'profiles' (sites), for a minimal charge
2. I want them to start off as authors; that is, to not have admin privileges to the sites they purchase, unless they upgrade.
3. I want my users to be able to enter appropriate text and images, where applicable, and blog.
I'm having a chicken-and-egg issue, here. Because I can't figure out a way to restrict new subdomain creators to less than admin, yet the access to Upfront Builder's restrictions are at the admin level, on a per-subdomain basis. ...in other words, for a user's abilities on his subdomain to be properly restricted as an author, he would have to be granted admin in order to restrict his own actions at the level of author.
I suppose I could enable Upfront Builder on my front site, but it does me no good since I don't use Upfront for my main theme. Is there a way to automate this all?
And as always, thank you for your help!