I appreciate your thoughts and understand that M2Pro works a bit differently than what I am used to.
So, are you able to help me create this staging site? I asked the same question in another ticket hours ago, but have yet to receive a response.
From what I've researched, I would need my site backed up and something like Cloner installed and setup? I believe I have a backup plugin in my admin, but haven't used it. My webhost takes care of these things for me but doesn't work on the weekends.
Happy to send any credentials needed and I've already granted access days ago.
Thank you, Nastia. I know I will be revisiting this guidance when I get to the actually setting up of M2Pro. I have another support ticket open about how to go about setting up a staging site, but alternatively, would installing and setting up M2Pro work as it did recently with MemberPress and s2member (the plugin I tried and the plugin I've used for five years)? In the sense that I could set everything up on the new plugin while it was not activated, then deactivate s2member/activate MP...see how things looked and if they worked...and basically switch back and forth? Then the site was only unavailable to my members while I was looking around and testing registrations (and they were alerted to expect some down time).
And thank you for your response! I was just looking at Cloner when you wrote. Are you familiar with that? It is a WPMU plugin.
As I wrote in my question, I am looking for as much help in the doing as I can get here. My lovely web host can take care of much of this sort of thing for me, but an hourly wage that it challenging for me to afford. And she is not well-versed in multi-site or membership plugins. That is why I am here at WPMU Dev. And she doesn't work on weekends and time is of the essence to me.
So...is backing up my site and installing the necessary plugin something you can do for me?
This is pretty clear, Nastia, thank you. I know it will become more clear once I actually start using M2Pro. I'll be away from home most of the day, but would like to begin the transition tomorrow and am wondering how it will affect the using of my site by my members?
I'll be happy to send my credentials as I would appreciate as much as help as possible with this process. I know how to set up the payment gateway and many other aspects, and my whole site is protected so that is straightforward. Some things I am unsure about are how the multi-site is handled by M2Pro? Two of the four new membership options I will create will give access to my new sub-site. I didn't see anything about that in the Usage information. And the look of the signup buttons or links is important.
Do we just continue working out all these parts in this conversation?
Thanks very much!
Thank you for your responses, Nastia. I would like to go ahead with transitioning to M2Pro, but need some guidance on what to expect for my site and members while we set it up.
-The new memberships I want to set up are different in price and amount of time than the old ones.
-And everything is a bit of mess at the moment, while I ask MP how to remove what I've done with them.
I could give many more details, but will wait to hear from you about how we proceed. I am not quite sure of the process.
Thanks so much!
Those two questions have since been answered through the WPMU Dev contact form. My questions now have to do with considering the switch to M2Pro.
-I've just spent three weeks with MemberPress support, setting up MP on my site and then trying (unsuccessfully so far) to work out the issues that have cropped up. This has caused many problems for my patient members and taken up way too much of my time. I've had to put off opening the doors to the subsite of my main site and haven't been able to allow new members. So I am wondering how quickly we could setup M2Pro on my site. I am ready to devote the rest of the week to it, but don't know if the help here can support that timetable? I would be thrilled if so!
-I've looked carefully over the M2Pro page, but don't have enough of a picture how so much would work and look. Is this the place for those questions?
Thanks so much!
Thank you for the idea. The thought of switching after all of the time I've spent learning MP is daunting, but I believe I will soon know from them whether they are actually able to figure things out, so. I have two questions...
-Does most help here come as yours did...the adding of code? I am not a developer and usually have my web host do such things, but was hoping to get that sort of help here. So please let me know how that works.
-Would I have to remain a member of WPMU Dev to use Membership 2 Pro?
And having just looked at the MPro page in depth, I am concerned about switching. They give instruction about switching from some other membeship plugins, but not either of the two I've used. Even MP would be working fine, I think, if I wasn't trying to transition and keep my member profiles and all associated. And I am getting the impression that WPMU things are geared toward those with a more technical mind than mine?