Selling a product but without access to existing levels

I have an existing site with levels 1-6 with members on all levels and no issues

Now I have a separate product a course that I will sell separately and they will have zero access to any of the other levels. From the custom capabilities vids I watched, it appears I would add those capabilities for the new product to an existing level, but then they get access to the other level items which I do not want.

What am I missing here? How do I just sell access to the new product without giving them access to anything else?

Your assistance is much appreciated. Thank you

Hi Joe.

You can sell them just the custom capabilities. WP Admin > s2Member Pro > PayPal Pro-Forms > Capability

The only requirement is to first be logged in. So you can have them register for free, login and sell them the new ccap.

These can only be sold buy-now, not subscriptions. Only levels can be sold with a subscription at the moment…

Another option is to create a new level, even if it’s higher, remove the access it gives to lower levels, and sell them that. https://s2member.com/kb-article/levels-wo-incremental-access/

Does that help? :slight_smile:

Hi Christian,

Yes it helps very much and I appreciate the links as well.

I like the idea of them having their own level with the different capabilities and removing access to the other levels. I have a group of different items like this to release this year and each will be individual access products. Im just reading through everything now is making my head swell, lol sorry

Basically, I have levels 1-6. This product will be called email and will be tied to level 7
levels 1-6 have access to 7 but 7 will not have access to 1-6
level 7 users will only have access to whatever ccap they are tied to, in this case, email and nothing else

At the moment my priority is creating the correct string of capability so I can start preselling access. The product doesn’t launch until 3/1 so I can come back to the balance of the page script later and just direct them to a landing page for now. Am using stripe, Can I just tag them as level 7 and come back later to limit the access to the other levels?

Thank you

Oh, sorry! I just realized I linked you to the wrong article earlier… This is what I meant… https://s2member.com/kb-article/s2member-rolescapabilities/#toc-2501f80b

levels 1-6 have access to 7 but 7 will not have access to 1-6

1 to 6 don’t have access up, only down, e.g.: level 5 has access to 5 and below, but not 6 or above. Level 7 would have access to 7 and below, but you can edit that as explained in the article.

level 7 users will only have access to whatever ccap they are tied to, in this case, email and nothing else

Yes, if you give the ccap to users at that level. It’s fine to control access with the ccap, but it’d also be fine to use level 7 for the access.

Can I just tag them as level 7 and come back later to limit the access to the other levels?

You can, but then then they’ll have access to all the lower levels until you customize it.

It doesn’t really take long to change the level access using a plugin like the User Role Editor or Enhanced Capability Manager, for example.

And don’t forget to lock the s2 roles and capabilities as mentioned in the article.

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Thank you for your detailed response.
Nothing like turning easy into an unneeded abundance of effort.

Upon, reading everything that you sent and looking at your suggestions, I had to ask myself why make it harder on myself

Custom capabilities on level zero is a nobrainer, less chances of mucking everything up and the lack of additional plugins at a time when site speed is so important seemed the obvious choice. Ive got my entire site loading in under 2 sec on mobile so I dont want to add plugins.

This was too easy with the ccap on level 0 and then bulk adding the ccap to existing members.

Thanks for your help and advice

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Very good! That’s a great solution too.

I didn’t mention it because I thought you wanted to sell it as a subscription, which is only possible for levels. If it’s a buy-now, the individual ccap is great.

I’m glad you sorted it out in such an elegant way. Thanks for the update!

Let me know if you need help again.

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