Okay. I'm designing a site that's all about teaching the magickal arts. Yogas, earthwork, stuff like that. I'm noticing that WooThemes shows Sensei (license fee) and then extensions ( more $$$ ) and that WPMUDEV is looking to play the market on that with their own maneuver.
I have been researching various themes on theme forest that are pre-built with LMS integration to BuddyPress and all sorts of other yummy things.
How capable is CoursePress for integrating into BuddyPress? Built-in? If I go with CoursePress should I also go with Marketpress for payments?
WooThemes is expensive and I see that WPMUDEV is going for lots of extensions without extra costs which is awesome. Now, ultimately, I want to have an Academy site, then sell digital subscriptions to an Author site, have Pro Sites installed, and a series of Merchant sites, all within my multisite ecosystem.
Would it be more streamline for ALL of these to work together to use a Marketpress/Coursepress/Pro Sites combo?
And if this is the case, where is the Coursepress theme that is mentioned in the Coursepress text? Also, how would Coursepress work with pre-built themes? I suppose it wouldn't if they were set up for WooCommerce.
So, the refinement is, if I went with Coursepress, how much visual control do I have over the presentation of courses; do I need a custom theme, do I have to build a custom with Visual Composer and the like (fascinating but hassle, time when I could be writing other things, content things, non-coding things)
Again, the intention is to have a multisite-wide simplicity of selling; courses, digital downloads, pro sites, etc. and reduce plugin/code bloat on my site.
How customizable is the supposed Coursepress theme? How easily can I integrate Coursepress into other themes? Is it easier for me to go with a theme forest theme that uses WooCommerce and built that into the multisite?
Confused. I realize You guys are competing with WooCommerce and I support that. However, I really want to get to creating CONTENT and thus revenue as soon as possible and am wanting a solution that works with ALL the aspects of my multisite.
thanks in advance.
- Peter a.k.a. the Griffin™