I'm setting up a multisite install that will sell blogs on sub-domains. The plan is that there will be only ONE theme available.
A new blog owner will pay a onetime set up fee to receive their blog and then a monthly fee going forward. The blog will be set up for them and turned over to them to manage.
Their blog will come loaded with the following plugins...
3. Events +
5. Google Maps
The simple idea is to provide new blog owners with a site that is essentially, a local online directory that they can market to their immediate town/city/neighborhood/community etc.
The monthly cost will be low and the site will be built for them allowing them to focus on adding content, sales and marketing.
1. What plugins do I need to have installed on the parent site to sell these local directory blogs?
2. Do I need Pro Sites?
3. Do I need Domain Mapping?
I have read and re-read the descriptions for these plugins and I’m continuing to read and to research but… I must admit to being confused. If anyone can offer some guidance then I surely would appreciate any and all comments or suggestions.
PS - the parent site is: fyilocal.net and a customer would buy a blog for their local area (ie. Kalamazoo)
Their site would now be: kalamazoo.fyilocal.net
The blog owner is responsible for selling local listings, classifieds etc and adding/managing all content on: kalamazoo.fyilocal.net
Domain Mapping will allow the blog owner to rename their site as they see fit.