Multisite Help: Invidual stores with MarketPress

Question. For the end goal to be each user has a unique store, does each user have to create their own site or can a site be created under the admin user?

I noticed that as an admin, I can create as many sites as I want under my account. Can I use different shopping carts in each of these sites?

I guess I'm confused on how a site gets built within WP MultiSite.

My end goal in the user experience:

Click Register
Register form comes up with username, email, custom field questions on the front end
After registration the user sees their manage account page on the front end.

In the backend, this needs to happen:
-A unique store is built
- a unique page is built that shows this store and their profile information
- a manage your account page is built on the front end where users can add products
- a list of transactions from that store is built on the front end.

I have created my own child-theme based on FrameMarket and GridMarket to eventually do all of these things. Right now I've just modified the feel and look and already created a front-end CREATE MY PRODUCT form.

Any help on the registration and backend automation during registration would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Giovanni

  • Timothy
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey there. :slight_smile:

    Question. For the end goal to be each user has a unique store, does each user have to create their own site or can a site be created under the admin user?

    Yup each user has their own site for their own store, with their own theme, settings, etc.

    I noticed that as an admin, I can create as many sites as I want under my account. Can I use different shopping carts in each of these sites?

    Absolutely! :slight_smile:

    Click Register
    Register form comes up with username, email, custom field questions on the front end
    After registration the user sees their manage account page on the front end.

    For a custom registration form you would need to contemplate using something like Gravity Forms

    http://gravityforms.com

    In the backend, this needs to happen:
    -A unique store is built
    - a unique page is built that shows this store and their profile information
    - a manage your account page is built on the front end where users can add products
    - a list of transactions from that store is built on the front end.

    Adding products and listing transactions is handled in the admin area.

    You could use something like Easy Blogging to change the style of the backend should you need to:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/easy-blogging

    I have created my own child-theme based on FrameMarket and GridMarket to eventually do all of these things. Right now I've just modified the feel and look and already created a front-end CREATE MY PRODUCT form.
    Any help on the registration and backend automation during registration would be appreciated!

    When it comes to real in-depth changes, customisations, etc, we can't always provide a solution as that borders in the realm of custom development.

    However that said, if you have questions which are specific then we can offer guidance, point you in the right direction or advise that it might be totally a custom thing.

    I'm sure other members might benefit from such things as front end product creation forms if you wish to share that with them. :slight_smile:

    Take care.

  • Giovanni
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Yea. I agree. I posted in a different forum that I'd like to connect with Johnny. He seems to have done many of the things I'm trying to do.

    I'd love to get him on the phone. Do you know if we can send messages to members via this thing?

    --- Side note and multi-site question.

    So one of the things I realized was that when I use New Blog Template, a blog gets created with the template settings, including the theme, etc.

    However, the images on posts or pages don't get displayed... I looked at their URL and this is what happens:

    they go from:

    http://www.mysite.com//wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wine-150x150.jpg

    to

    http://www.mysite.com/template/wp-content/blogs.dir/4/files/2012/02/wine-150x150.jpg

    Any thoughts about that?

    Thanks,
    Giovanni

  • Giovanni
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    So based on these things:

    Question. For the end goal to be each user has a unique store, does each user have to create their own site or can a site be created under the admin user?

    //Yup each user has their own site for their own store, with their own theme, settings, etc.

    I noticed that as an admin, I can create as many sites as I want under my account. Can I use different shopping carts in each of these sites?

    //Absolutely! :slight_smile:

    What's better? To create a site within the admin username with the username of the new user, or create a site under the user?

    Thanks,
    Giovanni

  • Giovanni
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    A more relevant question relating to MarketPress.

    When I use the New Blog Template + MarketPress + ProSites

    the new site gets created with all the products from the template -- which is good!

    However, the featured image URL is wrong:

    http://www.mysite.com/template/wp-content/blogs.dir/4/files/2012/02/wine-150x150.jpg

    instead of

    http://www.mysite.com/template/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wine-150x150.jpg

    How can I make it so that the images can be seen?

    Thanks!

    Giovanni

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Giovanni :slight_smile:

    However, the featured image URL is wrong:

    http://www.mysite.com/template/wp-content/blogs.dir/4/files/2012/02/wine-150x150.jpg

    instead of

    http://www.mysite.com/template/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wine-150x150.jpg

    now this I see presents a problem because in the URL on top it correctly addresses the path to the image as being in the blog/web site path for that exact sub blog/website it belongs to - indicated by the /blogs.dir/4/

    are you hard coding the image path to be http://www.mysite.com/template/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wine-150x150.jpg (which appears to be coming from the main site of course in which you have the template.)?

    Joe :slight_smile:

  • Giovanni
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Hi Joe.

    I am not hard coding anything. On the main site I created a product on MarketPress using the form on the backend. I selected the featured image of that product by using the Featured Image functionality.

    I created a template using New Blog Template of the main site.

    I created a new site and used the Template from the main blog.

    All the posts, pages, and products were created on the new site. The images however are now showing up.

    Take a look at http://www.ourhoneymoongiftregistry.com/template/registry/

    and

    http://www.ourhoneymoongiftregistry.com/registry/

    Also, while you're at it. Take a look at the login button on the top right. On the main site it works, but on the template site it doesn't work?

    Thanks,
    Giovani

  • Giovanni
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    If you see images it is because I transferred them automatically now. I read in some forum (can't find it anymore) that when you have the main site as a template, the images won't transfer but if you have another site as a template, then it will. I haven't tried it yet but thought I would share.

    The Login button is still an issue though.

    Giovanni

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Giovanni :slight_smile:

    I read in some forum (can't find it anymore) that when you have the main site as a template, the images won't transfer but if you have another site as a template, then it will.

    You are absolutely correct relative to the transfer of images using a site setup just for this duplication/setup purpose.

    That was what was shown in my example of the image url's above, which shows it addressing the images from what would have been the main site and not from a sub site. However, I failed to pick up on the fact you were using the main site for the template (that's where the hard coding statement came from) my mistake and for this I humbly apologize.

    Take a look at http://www.ourhoneymoongiftregistry.com/template/registry/

    and

    http://www.ourhoneymoongiftregistry.com/registry/

    Also, while you're at it. Take a look at the login button on the top right. On the main site it works, but on the template site it doesn't work?

    Please clarify which site was made from the template?

    and could you please try another theme to see if it is a theme issue or a template issue?

    Joe :slight_smile:

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