I want to make a site like Etsy, but I don't want

I want to make a site like Etsy, but I don’t want a shopping cart, only Product Listings so people can find crafts locally, type thing.

When I create a new site for myself (to test) and login I have way too many options. I don’t want the users to be able to set all of that?

I used this guide to configure my MarketPress like Etsy:

https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/how-to-build-your-own-etsy-like-site-using-marketpress

  • be
    • WP Core Meltdown

    Hi Stephanie

    Depending on the actual user end desired result.

    ie Multisite stores purpose being to Purchase products (etsy like)

    Would a directory be more suitable for your needs?

    ie do you want separate stores to list their own items or do you want to direct end users to other peoples physical locations?

  • aristath
    • Recruit

    Hello there @stephanie, I hope you’re well today!

    If this is not going to be an e-commerce store, then what exactly will be etsy-like about it?

    You can create a new “template” site on your network that will be used as a template for all other new sites. You can use our New Blog Templates plugin for that: https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/new-blog-template/

    This way you can pre-configure everything on your template site and your users will have everything ready when they start.

    In MarketPress on your template site you can set it to “Product Listings Only” and all your client sites will also be the same.

    Then, using our Easy Blogging plugin you can create a custom administration area for your clients, giving them access to only the menus that you want them to access (for example you can add a menu for adding a new product, another one for seeing the existing products etc, and completely skip the settings): https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/easy-blogging/

    I hope that helps!

    Cheers,

    Ari.

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