So I am building a website that will offer accounts to Fans, Artists, and Bands. The idea is to have Fan pages that are free, Artist Pages that provide a few additional features, and Band sites that are pretty much a full website (sub sites).
I was thinking to incorporate the Friends plugin for Fans and use the Pro Sites plugin for Artists and Bands. So here are a few questions:
(1) Anyone have a better idea on how I might do this?
(2) Are the two plugins compatible?
(3) Any clues for setting up Pro Sites?
In regards to the last question, I ask because I was trying to think of the best way to go about it. I first thought to use the Free level for Fans, but then I found the Friends plugin and that is much more like what I am looking for.
For one thing, if an individual signed up and bought a website for their band or as an solo Artist, they would still be individually listed in the Friends directory, right? It seemed pretty important that everybody that signed up could be found in one location, be they a Fan, Band, or Artist.
Oh, and one more question... it has been a while since I have actively worked with the Pro Sites plugin, but I remember the signup page being a layout mess no matter what theme I tried. I ended up modifying the page to make it look right, but the next time it upgraded, of course my changes were gone.
So what is the best way to address that. I notice that everyone you show using the plugin has gone in and modified the signup page to make it look more professional.
Actually, I wish that page was modifiable, like the plugin's associated emails are in the admin area. Just TEMPLATE_VARIABLES that I could use to easily create the page myself in the admin area. Or maybe I could use the Gravity Forms Registration addon somehow. I'd be interested to learn if anyone has found a way to make the signup look better.
Anyway, hopefully you get the idea of what I want to accomplish, and thank you in advance for any input - I appreciate it.