Posted: September 22, 2022 at 8:38 pm
We are looking at offering for sale access to recordings of our live events. The attendee would buy access to the recording for 30 days, after which time access would expire.
To achieve this we are working with the latest EE4, including the WP User Integration and Memberpress.
We are looking to set up each recording as a separate “event” in EE4 that attendes can register for (whether members or not). As soon as they register and pay they would be automatically signed up as a user in Memberpress with the access to the relevant recording for 30 days.
We are hoping you could let us know how to achieve the automatic creating of the user or access in Memberpress once the registration happens in event espresso as we can’t quite see how to do this.
We are also looking at having Memberpress run on a separate site (separate domain) to the site where we are running event espresso on.
Hoping you can let us know how to achieve the above.
Event Espresso does not integrate with any specific membership plugins so for the above you’ll need some custom development from a developer.
Are you currently working with a developer? If so I can provide some pointers for hooks they can use within Event Espresso, however, using a separate domain for the above changes things a little as you’ll need to create the account on the site running on that domain and not the one using Event Espresso but it should still be doable.
We are stiil in two minds about whether we run the membership on a separate site. We are thinking of doing this to limit any risk of lots of users slowing down our main EE4 site or creating issues. It may be outside the scope of the advice given on this forum, but would be grateful for your thoughts about whether it would make any real difference having the membership on a separate site and whether you can point to examples of sites using EE4 with membership plugins.
It really depends on what you’re going to be doing with users tbh, having many users isn’t going to cause you that much of an issue in itself it’s more about what you do with the users.
Having said that decoupling your membership area from your events could be beneficial and you could look at some form of Single Sign In plugin to allow users to log into multiple sites at once but it’s outside of our scope for support and you may find sections don’t work as expected (for example the ‘My Events‘ section of the WP user integration add-on isn’t going to work with that kind of setup unless viewing the output for the events specifically on the site with EE installed).