A few question regrading implementation of WP membership plugin (WP v.3.0.4 Single User & NO Budypress)
1) I need to ask advise on asking a user to subscribe when they click on a page which is protected by membership plugin. I understand the protected page can be made by posting a page in the dashbaord area of WP (which i have done). However, when the new user see's a protected page they are advised by me that the page is protected content see - http://www.einsurancearticles.com/submit-your-free-articles-here/
What i want to ask is how do i then ask the existing user to subscribe - do i just add my own blurb! to the page and maybe a graphic which links to the register page ?
Which Brings me onto Question 2
2) I have 8,000 existing users which are PRE-Membership Plugin and i need to know what MYSQL query I would need to run in 'PhPMyAdmin' to allow all of those users to be placed in a membership level called 'Free Membership Trial' - i am not that good with mysqsl and will ask if you could give me the mysql query to run in PhPMyAdmin.
However, if i give all my pre-membership plugin users (8,000) a free trial membership they will not have agreed to pay for their subscription (currently using the PayPal gateway) so how will they pay when the 7 day trial expires ?
3) I need advice on how to protected the admin area of the WP completely - i do not want any free members to have access to the admin side of the side until they have signed up to a 'Gold Paid Member' subscription. Currently the protection only extends to menus, plugins etc in the backend but can their be a totally blanket ban on even seeing the admin side of the site for non members ?
I hope you can answer these question, i was in live support today, and they suggest i post these questions. I am needing to get a live site working by Monday morning (UK) time so any quick replies would be amazing.