What themes and plugins should I use for a stock video website?

Hey guys! I'm about to start working on a new kickass site that will sell stock videos! I'm doing a scan to see what kind of themes and plugins would be great to have!

I would love to use any WPMU products I can, but I'm not sure if marketpress would work well for selling stock video. The users would need to preview a watermarked version, select the size, purchase, and then be able to view their downloads in their profile.

I would also like to be able to give users an affiliate link and wondered if there was a good plugin for it?

  • Tyler Postle

    Hey rc,

    Hope you're doing well today!

    MarketPress works great for selling digital content, you can include the download link in the product edit screen :slight_smile: it will keep an order history of the logged in user too so they can go back and download it again if needed. You can also set a download limit on digital content.

    The issue I see here is that you are wanting to sell them in multiple different sizes. There is only 1 download link field per product.

    For the watermarked vid you could embed that into the description.

    You could embed the videos on your site then use Protected Content to sell a full access membership to all the videos if you wanted too. Not sure how many videos you will have, sounds like a lot, so this might take awhile to set up.

    As for the affiliate link, MarketPress integrates with our Affiliates plugin, so you could use that no problem :slight_smile: https://wordpress.org/plugins/affiliates/

    I'm hoping our MarketPress 3.0 update will be ready soon, it's getting close! It will allow for multiple variation fields which will be awesome.

    As for a theme, are you still in planning stages or wanting to get this setup asap? I would check out our brand new Upfront themes: https://premium.wpmudev.org/projects/category/themes/

    Still in beta, so you may not want to use them on a live site, but we do have a lot more on the way :slight_smile:

    Some of these themes here may interest you too: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/10-of-the-best-of-the-best-wordpress-themes/

    Let us know if you have any further questions on this Rc. More than happy to continue the discussion :slight_smile:


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