I think my question below will have a relatively short answer, but I think I have to explain in detail what I am doing in order to get a valid answer.
I need some high-level implementation instructions to achieve what I will agree is a bit ambitious of an install involving: WPMU, two of your MU/BP compatible themes, Membership plugin & Buddypress (BP on a subdomain). I’m having a little trouble with the order in which things must be done (install, activate, configure).
I am creating a main, “free” site we’ll call “www.goodstuff.com” using probably BLOGS MU. Visitors can see everything at the www level with no registration required or available. Then, there will be “premium.goodstuff.com” which will have a free membership level with limited content, and a paid membership level for premium content in certain categories, probably using BUDDYPRESS SCHOLAR. The premium.goodstuff.com membership subdomain will also be the buddypress site for the members.
I know how to set up a WP “MU” network in general. I know how to install your Membership plugin and have figured out how to configure the access level/membership levels I need. I can install Buddypress & run the wizard (although a little less skilled on the Buddypress nuances).
What I am unclear about is what order to install, activate & configure the Membership and Buddypress plugins. Also, how do I bring together the Membership plugin pages and Buddypress pages…do I create pages and assign in Membership before activating and configuring Buddypress? Or, do I let Buddypress create its pages and then set Membership to use them?
I understand Buddypress normally is network-wide and not installed at the subdomain level; however, I have found http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/install-buddypress-on-a-secondary-blog/ and it looks like this is doable (although still not sure at what point I follow these instructions…pre or post Membership plugin setup?
Again, I only need the high-level steps, not a step-by-step of each little action to get Membership and Buddypress to play together, with any suggestions regarding the www and subdomain structure I want it to run under.