I was just wondering your thoughts on Membership Site simplification/best practice on this...
Is it a good idea to just have the following for either a subdomain or subfolder (does not matter which):
...Say there is 4 Levels of Membership for the sake of argument...
1. Subscriber Free (all access to the main domain): mydomain.com
2. Level 1 Paid Subscriber (all access everything above plus mydomain.com/level1 or level1.mydomain.com). Here is the part of the "simplification" for each level (hopefully if I am understanding it right)...just lock down and require Level 1 Paid Subscribers (or higher if applicable) ONLY to see anything at all that is "behind" every single piece of information after the path mydomain.com/level1 or level1.mydomain.com.
2. Same idea with Level 2 Paid Subscriber
3. Same idea with Level 3 Paid Subscriber
...this way there is no need to be picking and choosing all over the site what is protected and what is not...pretty straight forward in my mind (I hope)...
I know there is several ways to approach but I really want to adopt a minimalist approach.
So, am I thinking correctly with this method?
All input very welcomed!!!
P.S. The subdomain or subfolder could be the same theme or totally separate themes to give the section and different look and feel (or not) and also the subdomain or subfolder could, additionally, be domain name mapped to actually be a totally separate domain name than #1 above (the hub or core site) if that is expected and told to the subscriber upfront for whatever reason.