Question 1: Is there a way to require a user to select a group during their registration? Can manipulating the “custom wizard plugin” work for this? @angus or anyone else, thought?
Question 2: Is there a way to require a user to post a topic to category #1, before they can view the topics (yet see the topic list) of category #2? Can “ProCourse” and “ProCourse Teaser” be manipulated to allow this? @joebuhlig or anyone else, thoughts?
Question 3: Is there a way to combine the above two questions? Namely, during registration require a group AND post-registration require a post to a particular category before a user can see a different category?
Use case: my site will have three types of users, each with a profession related to one another. I plan to load my site with posts related to a professional license/certification, and I’d like profession type #1 to only have access to this material if they first post a topic to a different category (generating a lead), which profession type #2 would find valuable – I’d like to then use ProCourse and Teaser to prevent profession type #2 from viewing this new lead category, until they’ve paid for access. Profession type #3 will have no special access requirements.
Next steps: I’d like to first know if this can be done off-the-shelf, with current functionality or plugins. If it cannot, I’m curious if current plugins can be manipulated to allow for this. If they cannot, I’d curious if plugins can be built.
Time frame: 2-3 weeks?
Budget: I’d like to see some quotes. I have no basis of what this could cost, and once I do, it will help me rationalize a business case to invest into the development. I hope that makes sense.