Another Paid & Free Package Question
First I’d like to thank you for putting out this plugin and extensions. I’m switching over from Osclass and I’m really liking it so far.
But … I’ve read a few support topics here but I’m still confused about the packages.
If I add a “Free” package with a limit of 1, I can’t choose it once used because my account has 0 listings in in this package left, right? If I set the limit to 1.000, I have to use all 1.000 listings until I can buy or choose another package, right?
So … what’s the right way to set up 1 Free and a few other paid packages? I’m a little confused. Is this extension meant to be used with only paid packages?
I really hope there will be a way to choose the package every time a user posts a listing.
So I had another thought … “what if I made a ‘free’ woocommerce product?” This options works as intended. I can “buy” a “free” listing every time I post one now, but it is one unnecessary step more to click trough and my woocommerce order list gets spammed with “free” orders.
I’m planning on using it on a site where I have 5000 users at the moment and a daily listing volume of ca. 50-100 listings.
Is there an easy way to make the “free” package available each time to choose from?
Sorry to write another entry … Just for my understanding: if I set the package limit to 1 listing, does that mean, that if the lisiting expires, the limit gets reset and the user can choose the “free” package again?
Yes, it works this way at the moment, the “Select Package” page will not be displayed until the current limit is exceeded, and free packages can’t be selected more than once (this would make the free limit and paid packages useless). I’ll consider adding an option for displaying this page on every listing submission, if it’s urgent please consider setting some low limit for the Free package (you can create multiple category-specific Free packages), so users will exceed it and will have to buy a paid package.
Thanks for the quick answer, iho.
My plan was to make premium packages available to choose from from with extended expiration periods and highlighting options. Highlighting listings from the backend is not as intuitive as choosing a package when posting the listing imo.
Listings will always be free and unlimited on my site and premium features should be available to boost a listing and to make a few extra bucks. My site’s a basically a non-profit project.
Another question: if a listing accociated with a package gets deleted, does the package counter get “refilled”?
Thanks for the details. I understand, and this feature will most likely be added, but there’s no ETA for it yet. If this works for you, you can try using a separate option for promoting listings after they are added https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJwObr_F9iQ&ab_channel=HivePress
Packages count the number of actions (submissions and renewals), the limit is not restored if the listing is deleted.
Thanks for getting back to me, ihor.
I’ll keep an eye out for this feature! The promoting option in the user’s dashbaord is not very intuitive as there’s no description nor a seperate page with infos and when you click on the star, it takes you directly to the check out.
I’ll guess I have to stick to using a free (0 Euro) package and have users go trough the check-out process each time.
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