WHMCS working together with ProSites

Hi WPMUDEV,

With reference to https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/enable-specific-plugins-themes-depending-on-service#post-199802 from masonjames that :

"We're working to implement integration with our Pro Sites plugin. Then you can use this plugin to create your packages or 'levels' and assign them to accounts within WHMCS ... his feature is on the list - we're talking weeks away not days." - that was 3 months ago.

So, how's the integration of WHMCS plugin with ProSites?

Basically, I'd prefer to use WHMCS as the main payment and user admin. But would like to control the premium themes and plugins paid site members can use (and activate themselves) - which can only be controlled by ProSites for now.

Another question here is - instead of integrating WHMCS plugin with ProSites, why not create another plugin for superadmin just to control the plugins that members can use (which they will activate the plugins they want themselves)? Won't this be cleaner than integrating with ProSites which also collecting payments?

Best Regards,
William

  • Timothy
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey William.

    Thats a great question, and many people (including myself) are waiting for.

    Unfortunately at the moment we have no eta on completion for this. WPMU DEV in general don't provide etas as this can lead to further frustration if the date is overshot which can happen often in development unfortunately.

    Another question here is - instead of integrating WHMCS plugin with ProSites, why not create another plugin for superadmin just to control the plugins that members can use (which they will activate the plugins they want themselves)? Won't this be cleaner than integrating with ProSites which also collecting payments?

    The idea behind Pro Sites integration is that those already using it can continue to rather than need another plugin. Its also then just one code base to maintain as its already doing the job.

    The only extra in Pro Sites which wouldn't be needed is the payment gateways, the rest could still be functional for the site admin.

    I'd also like to see integration with our membership plugin, then memberships with hosting can be offered for premium support, articles, etc.

    Take care.

  • William
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    I agree that since Pro Sites is already existing and can control members access to themes and especially plugins, it could just have a "little additional" feature of disabling the payment gateway.

    Or another turnaround could be all subscribed (through WHMCS) members are automatically assigned a PRO site.

  • Timothy
    • Chief Pigeon

    Or another turnaround could be all subscribed (through WHMCS) members are automatically assigned a PRO site.

    That is pretty much the idea. So you would have them checkout on WHMCS. Each product has a relevant level so once the site is provisioned their site will be put on a level and then Pro Sites will be left to control access.

    When further payments are made then the date will of course be extended, if not they expire.

    Take care.

  • William
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    So can I implement it this way : Use Pro Sites to control access of themes and plugins - under Pro Sites' Premium Plugins, I set those plugins (Minimum Level) to Anyone. And the payment/subscription will be via WHMCS plugin instead. This will work right?

  • Timothy
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey again.

    As I mentioned:

    Thats a great question, and many people (including myself) are waiting for.

    Unfortunately at the moment we have no eta on completion for this. WPMU DEV in general don't provide etas as this can lead to further frustration if the date is overshot which can happen often in development unfortunately.

    Its not yet completed, this is something which will be coming. And something I personally cannot wait for! :slight_smile:

    Take care.

  • William
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Update:

    I've tried to make both work together. But again, the configuration to integrate WHMCS plugin may not be as easy as it seems.

    As ultimately, controlling both themes and plugins access is of primary concern here, I've decided to just go for Pro Sites even for the collection of payment. Just want to keep the project going and don't want to complicate matters by integrating both plugins.

    Nevertheless, if the access control of plugins/themes is included in the WHMCS plugin, it would be great and its definitely something I'll be looking forward to.

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