Which WPMUDEV plugin can do the following

Guess, as I am digging through all the plugins I am coming up with more questions so I thought I would just post them all in one place (hope that is ok)

My Framework

1. Wordpress 3.4.2
2. BuddyPress 1.6.1
3. Multisite with sub domains

Functionality Administration

1. BP Group Management 0.5.4
2. BP Group Hierarchy 1.3.4
3. BuddyPress Template Pack 1.2.1
4. Custom Admin Bar 1.3
5. Hide Admin Bar Search 1.0
6. Multisite Toolbar Additions 1.0
7. OptionTree 2.0.9
8. Quick Cache 111203
9. Wordpress Importer 0.6
10. WP Database Optimizer 1.2.1.2

Functionality Users

1. BP Profile Privacy 1.4.2
2. BP Show Friends 1.1.2
3. BuddyPress Introduce 1.1.0.1
4. BuddyPress MyMood 1.6.2
5. Simple Badges Version 0.1-alpha20120703

Ok here goes...

Site is running with base url that is the main site allowing users to register, access BP pages or for visitors to read about services and products before they join up on a subscription basis.

Sub sites e.g. let say a "recipe site" uses custom posts (e.g. post type ="recipe" in conjunction with normal blog posts and pages particular to that site.

I use Membership Premium to handle sign ups and free or paid subscription levels (paypal). Tried Wishlist member and S2member but ditched them due to too many native BP/multisite intergration issues

I just installed custompress and marketpress (after buying and trying Jigoshop).

Now, first question....

How well does Membership Premium and MarketPress intergrate? I dont wan't to duplicate check out systems and carts. I would think that MPremium is great for subscription and access control levels based on membership levels and love the way it has been doing this silently and efficiently... but what happens now when i also want any one of my sub sites to sell products as well? Which one should i use for subscriptions now, and are user shipping and meta data "shared" or is there no way that this is going to happen?

That is one of my main problems currently.

Second issue... A dream an absolute absolute dream would be to have ONE USER table that is totally multisite wide. If a user signs up to our network, and based on his subscription level he has access to every site and post in the base site and all sub sites ( his subscription level determines "how much" access he has and to what content (content is SL based). Now it seems to work but am I on the right path with Membership Premium with this? I also do not want to set up all entire MPremium levels and Access levels for EVERY SITE... why can there not be a "UPDATE ALL NETWORK SITES WITH THESE LEVELS" option for Membership Premium?

And lastly .... phew (and my apologies)... which widget/plugin can i use to pull all tags and posts (or pages) from ANY of the sub sites to one widget? Yes i know there are a few listed, believe me i tried i think safely to say all of them, NONE allow for a sub site or blog that has CUSTOM posts (as with the recipe site mentioned earlier)...

I love the work u guys have done and are doing... I have committed my project to be founded on WP/BP and your plugins, hence my subscription, and if I have to pay folks to dev extra functionality I must, as I have committed too far down this dev path allready.

Best Regards - Greg

  • Kimberly
    • Champion of Loops

    Hey there Greg,

    I'll try to address everything inline so we don't miss anything, let me know if I go off base at any time :slight_smile:

    How well does Membership Premium and MarketPress intergrate?

    They do not integrate at all. They work side by side just fine though. They have two completely different functions, so you don't need to worry about them overriding each other.

    Which one should i use for subscriptions now,

    You will still control membership and access via the Membership Plugin and you will sell products via MarketPress. MarketPress does not sell subscriptions, so you're good to continue on as you have.

    are user shipping and meta data "shared" or is there no way that this is going to happen?

    MarketPress uses the address from the WP profile, and I'm pretty sure that BP has an option to sync the BP profile with the WP profile, so you're good there.

    Check out the FAQ in the Membership.pdf. I've actually turned a multisite I'm currently building into a network wide Membership site.
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Membership-Docs-3101.pdf
    Page 65 covers "Can Membership installation control access to my Multisite Sites?"

    NONE allow for a sub site or blog that has CUSTOM posts (as with the recipe site mentioned earlier)...

    have you seen this one?
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/recent-global-posts-widget/

    The changelog seems to suggest that it is now supporting custom post types:
    Updated to use WP widget class
    Added in Post_type selector
    Requires post indexer 2.1 to be installed
    If updating you may need to reset the widget options due to new multi-use class based system.

    Please let me know if I have missed anything :slight_smile:

    Best,

    Kimberly

  • greg_mcewan_marriott
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Hi Kimberly, just want to thank you for that feedback - was one very long question i know... on the Members Pro / MarketPress issue.... thank you I understand and feel there is room for both in the site I am developing.

    Downloading your MU site document now and will read it through it tonight, tx

    I installed the Post Indexer plugin and tried the widget suggested, but I am sure I missed something in the set up somewhere, but on a second visit I see it clearly states that

    The Post Indexer can’t index posts that were published prior to being installed. i.e. posts published prior to it being installed won’t display in your Recent Posts Widget

    Maybe that is where the problem lies, as I did not try to load any posts after adding the plugin so I will give it another go and provide some feedback

    Anyway WPMUDEV team, you guys rock ! Very impressed with all your work. By the by anybody now any "not too expensive" BP/WP/MU themes dev that can turn a very unusual idea for browsing a BP/WP site into reality?

  • Kimberly
    • Champion of Loops

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/membership/#usage

    :slight_smile:

    As for themes, we have a couple here, most work with Buddypress and Mu, just depends on what you want. Most of what we offer will need some customizing, as it's plain, not as fancy as some of those elegant themes. You can also search for Buddypress child themes on the buddypress.org site, they offer a few. If you are integrating Buddypress, it might be best to go this route, as you will make sure that your Buddypress is full featured in the theme

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