I've been bouncing around trying 3 dozen different configurations and custom setups and premium 3rd-party option - and I surrender, I'll use default... but still confused and need help deciphering 'out of the box' setup
I want a BuddyPress community
I want to offer Paid for subsites (not free) that have subscription and expire
I would like Pro Sites to handle subsite creation and levels
in network admin > network settings > Both sites and user accounts can be registered.
If I encourage user registration ie Buddypress, example.com/register/ users are given option to create a subsite for free (I don't want that)
If I click network admin > Pro Sites > Signup on Checkout - then /register/ gets redirected to the Pro Sites signup page and there doesn't seem a way to sign up as a simple buddypress community member
It also appears that the Set Password plugin breaks when BuddyPress is enabled - new users can't login using their password - so if they must go through BuddyPress reg first that is okay and acceptable, but not sure how that would work
so please set me straight here...
1) how can I allow people to join Buddypress without having to create a blog?
2) how can I force using Pro Sites to create the paid blog when the user wants it, while also allowing community signups?
3) is there a way to do this without requiring the email activation/confirmation?
I don't have a problem requiring a user to be logged in to create a blog using Pro Sites but I can't figure out the workflow