I've set up a couple of levels, subscriptions, etc. with membership but I feel like I may have gotten some parts off. Can someone from support give me a dummies level step by step on how to achieve each of these things so I can make sure I haven't forgotten something.
1. Time limited Downloadable product
I want to have one membership level where people pay once to download files.
How I've tried to handle it: I created a one-time subscription (finite) which gives access for 3 days to shortcode protected content. I might change that to 1-2 days, but I want a period long enough for people to download, but not keep downloading indefinitely.
My question: will the way I have this set up work in making sure people are only charged once? I don't want complaints from people that they were charged every 3 days.
2. Access to a monthly service + discount on product
I'll also be offering a separate monthly service, and want to offer people who subscribe discounted access to the downloadable product above.
I haven't come up with a good way to do this. The monthly portion is straightforward, but I'm not sure how to charge a higher initial price that includes the download product + monthly access, then have it renew at the regular monthly rate.
Example: the downloadable product is $50, monthly service fee is $100. I'd like to offer monthly service subscribers the downloadable product at $25.
I also have MarketPress installed, so I'm thinking that maybe I should include a discounted purchase form or coupon code that's protected by shortcodes that are only accessible to monthly subscribers. Would that work, or is there a better way?
3. The monthly service
The monthly service is actually the ability for people to post to my site. Think unlimited custom posts for subscribers. This is a single blog, so I hadn't really looked at Supporter, but would integration be the best thing to use here?
I'd only want to grant access to one custom post type, and I'd still want to approve any posts before they go live.