[Solved] Looking for some suggestions for new forum I'm setting up
I'm planning to add a forum to my site, which caters to consumers in a niche lending industry. I'm hoping to set up a forum where users can interact with industry professionals to get answers to their questions. I'm thinking something along the lines of Active Rain (users can set up profiles, blog, etc.), but industry professionals would pay a monthly subscription to upgrade their user profile to show contact information, licensing information, website URL, etc. in their signature and profile. Can WPForo do this? If not, are there some addons I can use to accomplish this? I'll also need a payment processing solution as well. Anything you can suggest?
The main two advantages and uniqueness of wpForo are Forum Layouts and Hybrid Forums. wpForo theme has built in multi-layout system. You can configure and display different sections of your forum with different layouts and the forum will have Hybrid look and feel.
wpForo comes with its own Usergroup and Forum Access system, in order to have an extended user permission system with full control over all user actions in each forum separately These are set of permissions that are attached to each form.
but industry professionals would pay a monthly subscription to upgrade their user profile to show contact information, licensing information, website URL, etc
Regarding this you should find some additional plugin, but please note you should make sure this plugin based on WordPress user Roles.