Sorry about the title, but I'm either saying too much or too little, and it wouldn't let me post. That's super annoying. I don't know what the algorithm is that determines what's an insufficient question to put there.
M2 is getting worse and worse. It started with the issues in this post:
As you can see by the last post, it was pretty bad.
Now I am opening a new ticket because I'm way beyond the "create user button" problem, to where M2 is inoperable.
I've lost all my settings and memberships that I had created originally, and all I can figure is that happened when I finally deactivated it (because normal methods would not work) by renaming the folder. When I renamed it back, it was like starting from the beginning. And as you can see from that previous post, it was like I had reverted to a much earlier version.
And I could not get it to be "network" activated at all. I mean, I could click the "network activate" link, but even with MS_PROTECT_NETWORK set to true, I could only work with the plugin by going to each site individually. At each subsite, I had to "import" the content (what content? from where?) -- apparently it was trying to upgrade me from this older version I had never installed. Crazy.
So I tried to start over. I currently have ALL plugins disabled on my test site, and I'm trying to JUST install M2.
I deleted M2 completely. I commented the MS_PROTECT_NETWORK line out of my wp-config file. Then I went to the WPMU dashboard and installed M2. The very first thing I noticed is the confirmation message, which says Membership2 is set up for v. 18.104.22.168.
So now I'm at a total loss. I could start all the reprogramming all over again, but this is ridiculous. I can't trust that I can deactivate this thing at all in the event of a problem without losing everything I did and having it revert to some old version that I have never (intentionally/knowingly) installed.
Is it possible that at some point in the distant past I tested a free version or something, and there is some trace of it caught in my db? I'm grasping at straws here...hope someone can help me figure this out, because I've basically wasted two weeks of setup here, and I'm supposed to have this thing configured in time for a meeting early next week. If I can't get it rolling quickly, I am going to have to use some other plugin I guess. Really hope you can help me.