Hi Tim, thanks for replying.
A quick response on the points:
- I thought on the sales page of S2Member the developer discourage Woocommerce and mentioned it will not work with S2Member?
"Planning to use WooCommerce?
Note: s2Member is a turnkey solution that does not require and/or work with other e-commerce platforms. In fact, s2Member was built long before WooCommerce became an established platform and it predates WooCommerce by 2 years. Therefore, you shouldn't use both WooCommerce and s2Member at the same time; i.e., WooCommerce is not compatible with s2Member, or vice-versa. "
If potential employers are at L2, wouldnt they have access/ downloads to the stuff that L1 purchaser-members have? I'm confused on this point, am trying to get away from hierarchy access (which S2Member tutorials are showing).
Thats the thing. I was thinking the workaround on your point 2 is to introduce them on L2 but use CCAPS to limit access only to the portfolio pages. Then again, I cannot differentiate potential employers on different industries that I worked on, and they might find the extra information irrelevant or worse ... the info worked against me by suggesting I'm not specialised but experience are too spread out.
True ... can be confusing for product purchaser to receive the same email as potential employer. I read that Email Log can only log and view, does not control or allow admin to review emails before sending it off. Does email logging help in controling the emails being sent from WP?
Its becoming more apparently that S2Member is good but does not serve my purpose due to the hierarchy role/ level setup. I'm thinking either I find another membership plugin that would suit my needs more (alas I already purchased the S2Member PRO) or perhaps another workaround would be to setup the portfolio viewing or e-shop on a sub-domain.
If I put the portfolio viewing on a subdomain and only introduce L0, forcing users to register, maybe that can be a workaround. But another problem arises because some info on my portfolio does contain private info and L0 would mean anyone can register. Is S2Member capable of admin reviewing and approving new signups? Not ideal on the review control can deter potential employer from taking extra steps just to view portfolio .... sigh ...
Or maybe not use S2Member or any membership site at all, and just use the WP core password page protect for now ...
Do you have any recommendations on another membership site that allows me to do what I want? Priority is the portfolio viewing, e-shop later ...