Hi - new to the community here!
Not sure if this is the right place to post about this, but here goes...
Basically, I'm trying to build a membership site for a client (a friend) -- and while I've done basic BuddyPress sites before, I've never dealt with different member levels, and I'm having a hard time figuring out how to do exactly what my client wants.
He needs a community site that offers a free membership level, and at least one paid level. All members should have the ability to upload media (I'm using rtMedia for now, but willing to use something else if there's a better alternative) -- but my client would like it so that free members can ONLY upload/view photos, while paid members have the additional capability of uploading/viewing videos. Is that possible (splitting capabilities of a plugin according to member level) with any combination of plugins here?
I tried Protected Content, but not sure I'm using it correctly -- or if it can even be as fine-tuned as I'd like. I created free and paid membership levels, and under "Protected Content">Custom Post Types, I see "rtmedia_album" there -- and I assumed that changing the "Who Has Access" for that to the paid level membership only would then DENY free members to uploading anything via rtMedia at all. But in my test with a free membership role, I was still able to upload photos and video.
So I can't even figure out how to hide the use of a plugin altogether, let alone split the plugin's capabilities (photos/videos) between member levels. Anybody know what I may be doing wrong, or have suggestions to get the kind of site I'm trying to build?
I also wanted to see if the Chat plugin (which I have installed) could be hidden for the free membership level, but I don't even see that as an option to protect!
Any help/suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.