I have two real n00b questions…
And this is assuming you have a free content site (like Wikipedia or Huffington Post) and want a separate member’s area. Maybe a course or forum or something similar linked off the free site’s homepage.
1.) Does the S2 plugin hide the membership-only pages/posts from anyone not subscribed? So when a “general” visitor sees the site, will they see any of the restricted pages/posts names in the menu, or in any of the content widgets, or anywhere on the site – or will these restricted pages/posts simply not exist on the main site unless you’re logged/subscribed?
2.) Once subscribed, will the user still see all of the elements of the free site (menu, widgets, sliders, etc)?
If I want the membership area to be unique from the main free site, then installing a different theme in another folder seems to make sense. But if this is essentially making a second site (is it?) and I install S2 into this new folder theme, would S2 see the “member” and “subscribe” pages in its config UI that are sitting on the main free site?
I’m very confused (and probably making this harder than it is??).
How do you handle this??
Any suggestions would be sincerely appreciated!!