Good evening. I am almost done with my amazing subscription based website, based off your super amazing Membership plugin. I have a few more high level questions as I proceed. I read the manual and the support forums, and couldn't find a concrete answer to these questions.
#1) I created 5 access levels: 1 free and 4 paid for access to different types of content. Each access level is assigned to its own subscription, thus I have 5 subscriptions as well. I am struggling to understand if I need to have 5 subscriptions (1 for each access level) or 1 subscription (where all 5 access levels will be assigned to 1.) The free level can upgrade their subscription to a paid one. And 1 of the subscriptions is a super role with access to all features.
The other 3 subscriptions access 3 different types of content and could all upgrade to the super role, but wouldn't make sense to change to one of those other 3 subscriptions because it wouldn't really be an upgrade.
Would it make more sense to leave it as 5 access levels and 5 subscriptions? Or figure out a logical way to have 1 or 2 subscriptions that covers all 5 access levels?
#2) I have not yet turned on the payment gateway, so there is no e-commerce on my site yet. I do have the 5 subscriptions set up and functional on my site and everything seems to be hooked up correctly. When I try to register for an account with any of the subscriptions I set up, the user always gets assigned the default user role and does NOT get any associated to the subscription and access level he or she just registered for. I have to manually go into Membership > All Users and add the subscription plan to the user.
Is that happening because the payment gateway and e-commerce functionality is not hooked up yet? Or is there a different problem with my Membership setup?
#3) I plan on using PayPal Pro as my payment gateway. I spoke with PayPal ad they said they have a “sandbox” I can use to allow me to test and simulate a subscription purchase without actually transferring money. Will this PayPal Pro “sandbox” work with the Membership plugin?