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Two user types – standard and pro – what is best approach to handle

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    vasikgreif
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    @vasikgreif

    Hi, I’m starting to build a community site, where will be two types of users – standard (ie. visitors) and pro (ie. companies offering their services) users. This is my first BuddyPress project, so I would need some help.

    The pro users should of course have different profile than the regular users, and there should be 3 subscription levels for the pro users.

    What is the best approach to differentiate between the standard and pro users? Should I let the pro users register as regular users and let them ‘upgrade’ their profile later? Or is there a way to let the user choose his account type at the registration? Should I hack the user profile for the pro users somehow, or is it better to create custom post type ProUsers to hold their specific profile info?

    Thanks for hints how to approach this

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