currently we have 50+ bloggers on our community website. We use CJBlog as the default blogcomponent and really love it.
We are currently looking at differentiating our bloggers: bloggers who contribute to our commnity by sharing their knowledge and experience in a blog and bloggers who do the same but are also actively using our platform to promote themselves and generate business.
What we want to do is have the second category of bloggers pay for using our platform as a jumping board for their own business.
We need to be able to differentiatie between the two bloggers and though of the following use case:
free blogger: will get joomla author rights and will be able to blog as he/she is currently doing. Limitation is that in the blog for them no author info will be displayed and their names will not be linked to their blog profiles.
paying bloggers: will be added to an additional group. They will get the functionality as it is currently > names linked in the article to their profile, profile page and possibility to use the author information field under the blog (where they can advertise their business as much as they want :)). membership to the group can be handled by any of the membership components (or manually via the back-end)
I think that this addition would make sence for more users of cjblog (especially those running a community / blog site where others can contribute). This change would help them to possibly make some money :)
I am looking at doing some changes for this in cjblog but was curious if maybe there is already some work on this in e.g. future versions, or if there are any other thoughs on how to add additional value to the paying bloggers.
Looking forward to your thoughts :)
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