Membership setup questions

Hi,

I am new to WPMU membership plugin and I can't figure out how to setup it for my needs (yes, I've read the manual).

My plan was this: I am using buddypress + multisite for an educational business site, where each "course" is actually a BuddyPress group with a groupblog. I need a way for customers to pay for each of these courses and get a membership for each group separately. There will be around 400 groups/courses.

So no general "premium membership to access all premium content" approach works here, the membership has to be spesific to each course/group. Another option is that customers could get credits that they could use for any group they wish to join.

What would be the simplest way to do something like this?

  • Timothy Bowers

    Hey there.

    You would have to create an access level and subscription for each course if you require them to all be different.

    There is a BP Group Blog Association:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-groupblog/screenshots/

    If you're wanting to use Multisite and have each blog be a course then you'll need to enable Membership site wide as explained in the manual.

    Maybe something like this might also help ya:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-courseware/

    Take care.

  • rhodezman

    Hi,

    Creating subscription for each course (400 courses!) would be a lot of work. Of course it is possible, but I was wondering if there is a simpler solution?

    If I need to do that, is there some way to categorize subscriptions/courses so that it would be easier for user to browse between them? In my current test environment the subscription options are shown by default plugin behaviour on this page: (http://sovelto.wpengine.com/register/). What about when I have 400 of them, any ideas how to handle it?

  • Timothy Bowers

    Hey again.

    Creating subscription for each course (400 courses!) would be a lot of work. Of course it is possible, but I was wondering if there is a simpler solution?

    It would be a lot of work.

    The thing is if you want granular control over each course, so each has it's own subscription and content then this would be the way or at least with our plugin.

    I'm not sure of another which might handle this better, but here's a thought...

    Another idea where only a single site is needed might be using a custom taxonomy called "Course" or whatever you wish. Have it with all material for a course going into its own. This means your normal tags and cats are still free to use.

    Then use Membership URL Group to protect that specific taxonomy.

    It would still be 400 subscriptions/levels you need to create but it would be a simple rule to apply to the URL Group so all content within a custom taxonomy are protected unless on that specific level.

    Make sense?

    the subscription options are shown by default plugin behaviour on this page: (http://sovelto.wpengine.com/register/). What about when I have 400 of them, any ideas how to handle it?

    I would envisage that you would like to have a drop page, sales page sort of thing about each course?

    You could use these shortcodes on the course page:

    [subscriptiontitle subscription="2"]
    [subscriptiondetails subscription="2"]
    [subscriptionprice subscription="2"]
    [subscriptionbutton subscription="2"]

    Replace the number with the ID of the subscription.

    You could put all the course data in the subscription description and pull it with the shortcode there, or not use that specific one in favour of doing something on the actual course page.

    Hope this helps.

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