Integration questions

I would like to have some things clear in my mind before I proceed to play around on a live installation. I will be installing Multi DB so please keep that in mind if any of the following combinations have issues.

Pro Sites:
- Can I give virtual currency per month to pro site members?
- Can people use the virtual currency to buy Pro Site upgrade levels?

Market Press:
- Is there any integration ie use virtual currency to make purchases?
- Are there any plans for this integration?

The main things I'm trying to do is create a review website of software. Then create a Market Press store where the buy buttons are my external affiliate links. Then give the person a rebates in virtual currency. The several cherries on top would be:

- % rebate or set rebate per product
- delay rebate disbursement for X number of days globally
- being able to delay disburse X number of days per product basis
- a global list of disbursements
- per user list of disbursements
- and being able to cancel disbursements and provide a reason
- per disbursement indication of being able to "cash it out" or not

I will most certainly have to take care of most of this manually in the beginning. But is there any integration of the virtual currency with other plugins? If not is there any integration planned in the future?

  • Timothy Bowers

    Hey there.

    Pro Sites:
    - Can I give virtual currency per month to pro site members?
    - Can people use the virtual currency to buy Pro Site upgrade levels?

    No.

    Pro Sites has its own credits/bulk upgrades feature which kinda makes this defunct and works with Pro Sites of course.

    Admin --> Network Admin --> Modules/Gateways

    Then once enabled the option becomes available within the settings panel.

    Admin --> Network Admin --> Settings

    Market Press:
    - Is there any integration ie use virtual currency to make purchases?
    - Are there any plans for this integration?

    Nah, but Pro Sites does though.

    There are also no plans for further integration that I'm aware of because Pro Sites handles that well.

    The main things I'm trying to do is create a review website of software. Then create a Market Press store where the buy buttons are my external affiliate links. Then give the person a rebates in virtual currency. The several cherries on top would be:
    - % rebate or set rebate per product
    - delay rebate disbursement for X number of days globally
    - being able to delay disburse X number of days per product basis
    - a global list of disbursements
    - per user list of disbursements
    - and being able to cancel disbursements and provide a reason
    - per disbursement indication of being able to "cash it out" or not

    Thats not something which is currently possible unless you manually handle some of of that.

    It would require some custom modifications and development to achieve what wish here, so you would unfortunately need to hire a developer.

    I will most certainly have to take care of most of this manually in the beginning. But is there any integration of the virtual currency with other plugins? If not is there any integration planned in the future?

    Not planned, no.

    But I'll move this thread over to our feature request area and see if more member want something like this. More people keep asking about rep points and reward type programs, so this could fit real well there.

    Take care

  • Timothy Bowers

    From what I can tell there is only one (1) level that can be chosen for the bulk upgrades?

    That is correct, you select which level this applies to.

    So if Pro Sites has 3 different paid levels we can't have 3 different bulk upgrade packages?

    That is correct, you just need to select the level which bulk upgrades apply to.

    Also credits can be granted manually but can they also be removed in case of refunds or payment not going through etc?

    Sure they can be granted manually, but there is no refund option for those granted.

    You edit a users account to manually add those on there. See Screenshot.

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