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Enable plugins to only some users (10 posts)

  1. mportela
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Greetings,

    I'd like to know how it's possible (if possible at all) to have plugins available only to a group of users?

    As an example let's say I want to enable a video plugin only for those users that donated a cent.

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Have you tried the plugin over at wpmudev.org?

  3. mportela
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Do you refer yourself to plugman? BEcause I do have that one and it doesn't manage users' plugins at all unless globally activating and globally deactivating. Allowing users to choose afterwards anyway.

    The idea was to have say 2 types of users, those that paid me a beer with ALL plugins available and those that don't pay beers to anyone ( :) ) with only a few number of plugins available to them.

  4. mportela
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Any ideas?

  5. mportela
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Any helping hand yet?
    Thanks in advance

  6. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I would guess by lack of responses that it would be either incredibly difficult or impossible.

  7. drmike
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Either that or we haven't tried the plugin ourselves.

  8. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    The easiest way would just be to hack the plugin to load only if it checks the usermeta or blogmeta and reads an option saying whether they have donated or not.

    This would only take about 10 minutes to do. Other than this or a similar approach, I think you're going to be out of luck.

    Just my two cents,
    Andrew

  9. mportela
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    andrewbillits (or someone else able as well) i'm not a programmer and just go my way by trial and error. Is there anyone that can help me add this system you mentioned.

    Like creating some extra field for every user i can setup somehow and that will control those special plugins?

  10. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Unless a plugin or hack will be beneficial to the community at large, you're not going to find many people willing to code something for you free of charge. However, several people have had success with paying someone to code a plugin or hack for them.

    As for me, my plate is a bit full at the momemnt with wpmudev, updating all my previous plugins, and finishing up the support plugin.

    Best wishes,
    Andrew

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