I am a huge fan of Upfront Builder, so much so that I am currently developing both a WordPress Multisite for upfront theme designers and a multi-vendor dedicated marketplace for designers who use upfront builder.
I understand from previous questions I have raised that I am allowed to develop my marketplace to sell Upfront Builder based themes, However, I am curious if I can sell access to Upfront Builder from within a pro site model?
My concept is to create an environment where I can offer each of my pro site members the ability to create their own themes from scratch live on the subsite they purchase as my pro site customer.
They could then apply to sell the themes they create on my companion marketplace site. The marketplace is a dedicated upfront theme marketplace. The pro site is a dedicated pro site for the theme designers of the marketplace.
Using the Upfront Builder and creating themes live on my network with the ability to go live as a demo/showcase and ultimately apply to sell themes for generous commission on my vendor platform is the core model of the pro site/companion marketplace solution I am considering.
I think that this type of multisite community that has a dedicated focus on Upfront would help spread awareness of this new way of building themes and also help me gather upfront theme designers into one dedicated place so they could apply to sell upfront based themes on my marketplace.
Does this concept fall within the allowed parameters of my wpmudev membership?
I can see that I can include Upfront Builder as a premium plugin option from within pro sites modules, and I also see that wpmudev has listed upfront as multisite compatible? this has led me to believe that I can potentially offer upfront builder as a level upgrade.
One issue I have encountered is that anyone on a multisite with admin access to Upfront Builder also has access to ANY themes created with the upfront builder on the entire multisite.(from the Builder section not the appearance section) In order for my Pro site portion of the concept to work, I need subsite admins to see ONLY the themes they create, or that were made available to them as per the pro site level.
Is there any way to restrict the themes created within upfront builder to only show in the subsite they were created in? To be clear the themes show up in the builder section not the appearance section. I feel as though this behavior would make this plugin NOT compatible with multisite as there would be no way to separate themes on the network.
I’m sorry for such a long question but there is very little information regarding the selling of upfront themes and access to upfront as a pro site offering.
Thank you in advance for reading all the way through this.
The two website under development
upfrontcreators.com. (the pro site)
upfrontmarketplace.com (the dedicated marketplace)