Help setting up Hosted Version of my wp theme with Pro Sites

Hi There,

couple of weeks ago we finally went online with my first project built using your plugins.

http://www.geotheme.com

The site is the selling and support pplace for a Wordpress Geo Theme we made and it's using:

Membership Premium pluing : allow user to buy multiple subscriptions thru buy now buttons.

New blog templates : To create playground demo sites

Affiliate : To get links :slight_smile: (great tool!!!!)

We had to slightly modify the plugins to adapt them to our needs, but everything is working very well!

A week ago we moved the site to a new server, setup for great performances with nginx, varnish and apc. Members got so impressed by how fast the demo pages were loading that most of them asked why we don't setup a premium hosted version of the site.

What I'd need is the option to create a network were people are allowed to upload their own child theme and plugins, but most important is the option to map their domain.

If I understood corerctly, with Pro Sites and Domain Mapping together I should be abe to do all this... right?

Thanks again for your help and great plugins!

Paolo

  • Timothy Bowers

    Hey Paolo

    couple of weeks ago we finally went online with my first project built using your plugins.
    http://www.geotheme.com
    The site is the selling and support pplace for a Wordpress Geo Theme we made and it's using:

    Looks sweet!

    What I'd need is the option to create a network were people are allowed to upload their own child theme and plugins, but most important is the option to map their domain.

    Allowing people to upload their own php files and themes could be very risky for your security. Someone could compromise your server, your client details, etc, etc.

    The domain mapping is very doable though! :slight_smile:

    If I understood corerctly, with Pro Sites and Domain Mapping together I should be abe to do all this... right?

    Pro Sites will allow you to charge for premium features, themes and more space. There are numerous other options like paid to blog, so the client must pay in order to blog. The domain name mapping plugin can be found:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/domain-mapping

    Hope this helps. :slight_smile:

  • Timothy Bowers

    Hi Paolo

    Is it not possibile at all, or you just discourage it?

    Its not currently possible with Pro site.

    As for discouraging it, yeah I do. Your members may not knowingly upload a theme from some free theme site containing hidden base64 code that could cause no end of damage. Not by your end user but by hackers.

    Will you vet the code uploaded to make sure its security is maintained. What about when themes or plugins are updated, recently a huge Timthumb security issue came up, many, many themes were affected and many WP sites hacked, one of my clients had their site compromised I was happy to fix it for them, but it wasn't for free. Would you maintain updates for them or would they have to, because its your sites security at risk and if a security risk is not patched then your small community could be at risk from hackers whom just test your site or any site hosted with you for security holes randomly.

    Take a look at this article for some issues you could have:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/why-you-should-never-search-for-free-wordpress-themes-in-google-or-anywhere-else/

    Take care.