|Posted: Thursday Jun 14th, 2012 at 4:32 am #16416|
I bought the Pro version single site license. I’ve been studying and experimenting with it for the past week or so and so far I’m extremely impressed.
One thing i want to do is have a general “public” website and then the member portal. I own the .COM, .NET, .ORG, and .INFO versions of the domain. Right now I’ve installed S2Memeber on the .COM domain with the general/public website.
I’m now having second thoughts about this. First, the primary navigation bar for the public site should be different than the membership portal. Second, I’m concerned with putting this much load on a shared server site having both sites combined in the same MYSQL database.
So I’m considering putting the membership portal on the .ORG domain and have it completely independent (or maybe a “member” subdomain?). Both ideas provide an independent WP install and MYSQL database.
So my first question is how do you feel about my idea? Am I overly concerned with having the public and membership sites combined? Should I just modify the StudioPress theme to allow different navigation/menu bars? Or is keeping these sites independent a good idea? If so, do you think the .ORG idea is better than using a subdomain?
My second question is, can I move the .COM install to the .ORG domain. I use BackupBuddy by iThemes that does an incredible job of migrating sites to new domains but I’m not sure how well that will work with S2Member. Otherwise I can just reinstall and redo what I’ve done.
The third question is how this affects my license since I set S2Member to verify to the .COM. Can we move the license to the .ORG since I’m still playing around with the plugin?
Thanks for any help you can give. I have a feeling that I’ll be a regular in this forum. LOL
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