|Posted: Wednesday Mar 7th, 2012 at 9:50 am #7548|
I have to know this before I decide to pay or instal free plugin. Please provide as detailed answer as possible.
S2Member should be installed and activated on WordPress Multisite’s main domain, but not on subdomain/subdirectories sites, because I’ve heard that S2M’s members, plugin settings and other, cannot be shared network wide.
Admins/owners of child blogs/sites will provide services to our members and will also have shops with downloadable digital content. Other content they provide will be hidden from unregistered users (with free WP-Members plugin which is much easier to setup on per blog basis). Registered users from the main site will have access to content of all child blogs/sites and will be automatically added to their sites the first time they visit those child sites/blogs. Their membership level from the main site is not important as long as they are registered. So we have that covered with the help of 3rd party plugin cause, as I’ve heard, S2M can’t do that.
Anyway, site/blog (example.com/site1) owners/admins will also be affiliates of our main site (example.com) and because of that they will have banners placed on their sites. Every time someone (by clicking on a banner placed on child blog site) signs up for premium membership plan on the main site, where S2Member is installed, child site/blog owner/admin gets his cut. We want to allow recurring payment which means that every time someone’s premium membership plan gets extended, site admins/owners of our child blogs/sites who will get new payment.
Here are some additional questions:
1. What Affiliate solution you suggest to use so we can track from which child site/blogs did new premium member came from? Plugin or something. Please don’t say iDev or ShareASale because it is way too complicated for us to maintain another web service account.
2. Can we force our visitors to use coupons or some other code before their register to our site? For example, if there isn’t an affiliate solution that would work in this situation we would assign a coupon code to every child blog/site owner/admin so whenever someone gets forwarded from their site to main site he would have to use that coupon code to register. That way we would know which new member’s payment we should split with the particular site admin.
3. Maybe this has nothing to do S2M but I’ll ask anyway. As I’ve mentioned above, site admins would also sell digital downloads. Is there a way to track those sales so we can split payed amount between site admin and us? Is there a shopping system that works well with S2M?
4. Do you have any other suggestion on how to setup this kind of website?
Thanks in advance,
- s2Member® Products