I'm pretty fed up with the free trial issue. I just tried it and launched my site. My free trial users can't get any specific email prompting from membership, as the membership plugin emails all members who are within a certain number of days from expiration, not just free trial members.
Also, you can't set automatic signup to a free trial and have it work properly, because they won't see the upgrade payment buttons unless you use the membership plugin register form and can't use auto with it.
And, you can't set a free trial and a premium membership all in the same subscription and use affiliate plugin because it will pay the referrer for the free trial and not only when money is spent on the premium membership.
And, you can't offer a free trial PERIOD because when they get to the end of the trial, and try to sign in, they just get no access, but they will still have access to their account and subscription page. If they go to their subscription page, they will see the free trial and your premium subscription and can JUST SIGN UP FOR THE FREE TRIAL AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We should be able to email membership users by subscription.
We should be able to offer a free trial and not have it mess everything up
We should be able to offer a free initial trial and have affiliates trigger paid when the actual money is spent.
We should be able to make the free trial a one time thing and not have it show up when their trial expires, so they can just get it again.
We should be able to have an expired person taken to a specific page to offer them a membership upgrade, not the default redirect on login.
I'm so fed up with all of this. I'll either completely change to s2 member and idev affiliate, or I'll just not offer a free trial at all.
Thanks guys for the support, but I haven't gotten an answer from barry about all of this and I don't know what else to do. I'm not looking good with my new members and I can't have that. So please respond to this barry.
As you can see, I've gone through some very big struggles using your stuff and paying monthly for the privilege. Plus I'm trying to be a part of your community here, but it's really hard. Every time I get down a path I think will work, I hit a brick wall and have to compromise again. Then in the end I find that I can't do anything near what I wanted to begin with.