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  • Buddy Press vs Buddy Boss

  • Rick Stewart

    Member
    September 18, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Can I get some insight? My research says to go with Buddy Boss

  • David Risley

    Administrator
    September 18, 2020 at 10:55 am

    I think BuddyBoss is better. It is what the LAB is using. If you want the look and feel, tho, you need to get one of their themes. The themes are paid, but BuddyBoss platform is free.

  • Rick Stewart

    Member
    September 18, 2020 at 11:09 am

    I bought a lifetime license. I also have LearnDash. Now need to connect them. I also still sell physical products using WooCommerce. Some customers still want a book or DVD shipped to their house.

    Would you recommend that I have 3 sites so that things go faster?

  • David Risley

    Administrator
    September 22, 2020 at 9:17 am

    You don’t really need to separate the shop from the membership if you don’t want to. In fact, you could even sell memberships with WooCommerce. Not sure what you’re using currently.

    I do think it is better having the membership separate from your main blog, tho.

  • Rick Stewart

    Member
    September 28, 2020 at 10:19 am

    We are worried about the website not loading fast enough. We will have over 300 courses in LearnDash. Then in addition to that, we have approx 150 physical products in WooCommerce that can be physically shipped as a DVD or a book.

    We are thinking that they will also purchase monthly/annual memberships to our site from WooCommerce. They will also pay for online learning (via LearnDash) using WooCommerce.

    Unlike your site, purchasing a monthly membership will NOT give them access to all of our LearnDash content. When they purchase the membership, most of the LearnDash content will become available to them, however, other content would still have to be purchased a la carte.

  • David Risley

    Administrator
    September 30, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    The issue on site speed is more a factor of your hosting. Who are you hosted with? For something like what you have in mind, I recommend a VPS. It is just a matter of what caliber of one. But, definitely, what you have in mind here is way beyond your typical Siteground account, so I hope that’s not what you’re using.

  • John Vaughan

    Member
    November 22, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    @Rick. Go the VPS option via Cloudways. It’s cheap and you can easily scale it as you need. Just make sure you shut off the bots so you don’t upscale without real need. David’s got an affiliate link to Cloudways, so check that out so he gets to buy a slab of beer with the commish!

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