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[resolved] What exactly does Dovetail do? (3 posts)

  1. pamkaur14
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi,

    I just came acorss your plugin page and it sounds interesting but am having trouble understanding what exactly it does.

    I am currently setting up a classifieds listing website that requires membership for which I am using PMPRO. This plugin sets the member levels, controls registration and monitors expiration dates,etc and has a payment gateway. I use WP User Frontend to create the listing forms which then list as posts.

    The reason I am looking elsewhere is there are certain factors that Gravity Forms makes desirable, such as adding a booking form to each post. This is when I came across your website.

    I am wondering how Dovetail would tie in with Gravity Forms (with User Registration and post generation functions) to monitor memberships - I am assuming this is what Dovetail does? Can Dovetail restrict the number of posts a user can make?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/dovetail/

  2. Rich Mehta
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi pemkuar14,
    Thanks for getting in touch! Dovetail is a membership plugin; right now it allows you to set up new membership levels in WordPress, restrict access on a per page or per menu item level and a few other things.

    Dovetail's been built to work well with other plugins and stay close to how WordPress works. It works great with Gravity Forms (we're using it on a client's site right now with User Registration actually) and should work well with that front end editing plugin too (though I must confess I haven't used that one; it sounds good though so I'll take a look!)

    The bits Dovetail doesn't currently provide on your list are member expiration, a payment gateway and post number restriction. We've actually built the payment gateway and member expiration into it for another client; I just need to spend time abstracting this to work for the plugin itself.

    Hopefully that clears it up for you but don't hesitate to respond! Any feedback is most appreciated.

  3. pamkaur14
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi Rich,

    Thanks very much for your detailed explanation.

    The post restriction is essential for my website as each user will only be allowed to list 1 post ay any time. Shame because I love how detailed the site restriction capabilities are on your plugin, and I love how simple it is with the ability to tie in with other plugins easily making it very user friendly. I will definitely bookmark your plugin to keep an eye on it.

    Good luck with its development.

    Cheers.

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