(BTW the show/hide tier option doesn’t work there but that’s another story)
What I would like to do is to direct users to the first step where they can choose the tier and read tier description, i.e. here: https://www.patreon.com/join/eslbrains. All in all, my idea is to use it as a “sign up” button.
Getting back to the core of the issue. What I want to implement is a “sign up” button that will send my users to this step in the checkout: https://www.patreon.com/join/eslbrains and then after choosing tier and a successful pledge redirect them to my website (and preferably log in using Patreon account).
It seem that none of the available Patreon plugin features (including the Pro version) allows that. Because I can either send people to the checkout with a selected tier and after a successful pledge redirect them to my site or turn off “Put users directly to Patron pipeline” which will result in a button which is just a link to my patreon site.
The question is whether it is possible to create a logic which I described aboce with Patreon API and if such feature is in plans for the WP plugin
Such a logic is of course possible through custom coding. However it is not coded in any of the plugins yet.
The thing is that the only location at Patreon.com that will return your visitor to your site is the one with the pledge flow. If sending user to your general join page at Patreon was coded into plugin logic, it still could not happen without Patreon.com actually returning the user to your site.
So it must be coded to Patreon endpoint at Patreon. As far as i know, no plan for doing that is present.