How to give a pro site a specific template?

If i want to set up a few themes for pro-sites and allow pro site users to select them on sign up what do i do?

i am using a plugin that allows people to pick themes on sign up that are completely set up and it works fine for themes that are free.

they then upgrade for the additional themes and when they select a theme from the appearance > themes those are not set up.

i thought about giving all themes away for free but charging to blog allowing all blog templates to show on the sign up page.

I also thought about giving the first X days away for free so if they select a pro site theme on sign up it would be complete but then the issue is if they DO NOT PAY for the upgrade im assuming they would get a white screen and i would have to go in and change their theme manually.

ideally the process would go like this.

user signs up for free site and they get a template with new blog templates
they play around a bit and i upsell them a pro site theme

they upgrade to become a pro site

and then they can choose what ever theme they want and it is already set up. ??

  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi thinkmarketact,

    New Blog Template would allow you to set a default template to be used with new blogs, as you've seen, but it wouldn't provide a way to push settings onto existing blogs, so there's likewise no easy way to push template settings in the case of upgrades.

    I'm sure it could be done, but at this point, the only way I can think of would be to custom develop a solution.

    Perhaps others around here have some ideas on achieving that. I'll also tag the developer on this thread in case he might have a word or two on the viability of that as a plugin or integrated option in Supporter.

    Cheers,
    David

  • eddieburroughs
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    I know this is a couple of months old but I was wondering what plugin you where using that allows a person to select the theme for their blog on signup?
    I found this one but is seems old and doesn't have any feed back on it.

    Just curious what you are using or if anyone has a suggestion for a plugin to allow a client to select the theme during sign-up process.

    Thanks
    Eddie

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