Paid Membership Pro
I love this forum plugin and hope to be able to use it.
The one thing I need is that certain areas are 'free' and certain areas are 'paid'.
Sadly this is a deal breaker for me and I see that most of the answers is that there is no integration with Paid Membership Pro yet.
If this is not in the cards in the near future, can anyone suggest a work around that is not too complex?
I understand that we can restrict access by user type but not sure how that works with memberships.
Thank you for any help. I really do want to use this beautiful plugin so I hope someone can help.
Thank you Cadred,
I'm sorry but there is nothing related to this yet. No plans yet.
Please read this support topic, it may helpful for you:
wpForo is very simple to integrate with Groups and its Paypal Addon so you can have paid memberships in your forum. Groups provides actions when the user is granted a specific group or when the user loses access, then in those actions you can update wpforo's usergroup with simple query updates.
Paid Memberships Pro might have similar actions.
The only issue I faced is the member's cache from wpForo but just deactivate it from the features or try this http://wpforo.com/community/how-to-and-troubleshooting-2/how-to-clear-members-cache/ (I haven't had chance to give it a try yet but will do soon)
Thank you Jdiaz,
I think I am in over my head.
My confusion should show my level of ability.
There are user created by Wordpress and they have roles, Admin, Subscriber...
There are members created by WPForo and they have names like, Admin, Registered...
Finally, there are member levels set up by Paid Membership Pro with levels I set, like Paid, Free.
So I am not sure where to select the "member" to a membership level.
My novice thought is Wordpress membership will always be set to Subscriber and I can ignore this because that is for behind the scenes in the admin panel. No one should have access to this that I don't select to.
So, I am to select from the Members section of WPForo.
On that page I leave the WP role as subscriber.
Below on the page I have two choices:
1) Membership level, Paid or Free
2) WPForo usergroup, Registered, Customer, etc...
So, if someone pays for a memebrship are they considered a Customer?
If someone takes a free membership are they simply Registered?
I feel I am way out of my depth and all these questions will only be a burden to anyone who tries to answer them.
The Customer usergroup is designed for shops, it's integrated with WooCommerce. When a shop visitor select some product, then creates an account on checkout page, wpForo detects this process and attaches this new user to Customers usergroup.
For other solutions this Usergroup should be customized manually, there is no an intuitive/automatic processes for other cases.