What are my alternatives for adding content

I don’t want to use the membership plugin…. long story!

I have managed to happily set up supporter. I know exactly how it is going to work and am happy with that. I would really like to include 3 or 4 videos and some content for members so they can learn how to blog to get their business noticed.

What are my options without membership plugin?

I was thinking about using the buddypress groups. Starting a hidden group and adding it in there but that means I have to keep inviting people over right? There is no way to give subscribers immediate access to any hidden groups is there?

Also. for people who subscribe but don’t pay. Is it possible to add a message for them on the dashboard? Is there a plugin for that? I thought it would be a great place to remind them about the benefits.

What I would really love is a homepage for logged in members. They seem to go straight to the dashboard. Is it possible to have separate home pages for supporters and registered people? Or just one home page for them both?


P.S. My ecommerce store payment is still not working


  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hiya Diane,

    Glad to hear supporter is working for ya :slight_smile:

    Thankfully it also comes with a great function is_supporter_user() which you can use to verify if a person is logged in and then a member of a supporter blog in order to display something on the front end.

    I would recommend a custom page template for your theme with the above check. Then simply use it whenever you want to display content (such as a video) in WordPress.

    Does that help?

  • Diane
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    That sounds great. How do I get a custom page template made for my theme? Is that what the child theme is for?

    One of the blogs I put up last week for a local business is already on page 2 of the results – not sure if that is the dev seo plugin in action but if they all keep up like that I will be very popular here in England LOL

    Seems to work well with the sites that keep my domain name business.influencer.biz rather than the ones that map a domain… interesting find! Will monitor that for sure.

    Site finished yesterday and I love it http://influencer.biz

    Just wish I could stop people joining for free because I am managing a lot of junk accounts coming in.

  • Diane
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Sounds good.

    I also found the dashboard plugin that lets me add information to it and managed to type some stuff up. That now shows up in the dashboard and I can link to content which is brilliant. There was a plugin to allow me to remove information but I haven’t been able to make that work yet.

    I think I prefer a page though and will spend the weekend looking at it.

    Thanks David

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