Upgrades - Potential Issue

Hi,

In the absence of multiple subscription levels in Supporter, I am setting up Upgrades to work in tandem with Supporter.

First question: Is there an ETA on Supporter adding multiple subscription levels?

If not, the problem I see is that Upgrades will enable someone to subscribe to an Upgrade with a longer term than their Supporter subscription. So I can imagine clients signing up for their Supporter status for 3 months, then subscribing to a 6-month quota upgrade or something like that. Then, if they let their Supporter status lapse, their Upgrades will be worthless (because all our accounts will be paid). So they'll want their money back on the Upgrades.

Is there a way to prevent people from signing up for Upgrades that last longer than their Supporter status?

I'd really love to see one plugin handle the basic subscriptions and upgrades...e.g., Supporter with multiple levels. Did I say that before? :wink:

Thanks.

  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hiya,

    You bring up a valid point as there would definitely need to be more integration between these two plugins than is currently provided. It could be done though with a decent developer. My recommendation would be to hit up the Job Boards and see who's available.

    As to the Supporter-multilevel thing. Yep. We've heard users loud and clear on that and it's in development. ETAs just tend to upset folks as we can't truly guarantee when a product will be ready. Plus, where's the fun if there's not a bit of mystery ;D

    Kidding, but please know that we are actively working on it and it truly is a priority.

    Thanks again for your feedback! :smiley:

  • greenplanetfilms
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Thanks. I don't think I can wait for the Supporter update (meaning I will deploy the current version now). However, I will want to take advantage of the new version. Will it be backwards-compatible with my existing single-level subscriptions? And will it not interfere with any upgrades powered by the Upgrades plugin until I can add a multi-level subscription setup for the future?

    Thank you.

  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hiya!

    Will it be backwards-compatible with my existing single-level subscriptions? And will it not interfere with any upgrades powered by the Upgrades plugin until I can add a multi-level subscription setup for the future?

    Ahhh, if only I had definitive answers for ya on everything, right!?

    My first thought would be absolutely, I can't see us releasing an update that allowed at minimum the ability to migrate from one version to the next. However, I am not the boss around here ;D

    If there is any transition needed, rest assured we'll have a process figured out and ready for ya when the time comes.

    Thanks again for your patience!

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