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Levelless paid membership? (3 posts)

  1. willkanoff
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I need to build a paid membership site that has 6 membership packages. The plugins I’ve looked through so far are built to offer different levels of membership (i.e. free, paid, premium etc.). In my case though each package contains a different content but they all are equal so to speak. Plus I need to be able to control the stream of income from every package separately. Is there a plugin I could use or should I probably hang myself...or turn to multisite? Please be gentle, I’m a newbie. Thanks

  2. strangerstudios
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there. I'm the developer behind Paid Memberships Pro, which is a free membership plugin in the WP plugin repository:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/paid-memberships-pro/

    In the case of PMPro, you would want to create different membership levels if you wanted to lock down different content for different user groups (membership levels). There is nothing keeping you from making them all the same price. (Not sure what you mean by "equal so to speak".) Levels don't have to be progressive. They can be different content entirely.

    One limitation to PMPro currently (and some of the other plugins) is that one user can only have access to one membership level at a time... which is maybe your real problem. A future update may fix this, but for the time being, this is a constraint of our plugin.

    Also, not sure what you mean by "control the stream of income". Do you mean you need to use a different PayPal Account or Authorize.net Account for each level? That's not possible with any solution that I know of. Our plugin does pass along information about the level, so you can do reporting in your gateway to get all sales for level X, etc. In general though, the money all goes into one bank account and you'd have to do reporting at some point to separate things.

    I think that multi-site might be a good solution for you. You can install PMPro on each site individually, and then have a different level and/or payment gateway for each site.

    If multi-site would be tedious, I would look for a plugin that support multiple memberships per user... or even the membership addons for some of the ecommerce plugins. Or wait for PMPro to add this. :)

    Good luck.

  3. willkanoff
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, strangerstudios.
    Thanks for the prompt reply. Sorry, I’m not ready to answer yet. Still working on finding out what exactly is needed for this particular project...
    Will get back to you within a few days.

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