It’s here. The long-awaited update to our Membership plugin has finally arrived.
Note this is an RC. We feel it’s ready for live sites but will be adding a few final things over the enxt couple days. Read on. There’s a link to the full manual below.
Gone are the complex setup procedures, the necessity to add shortcodes for subscription forms, the extra steps and configuration options that previously confounded many of us.
New is our easy install guide. 3 steps and you’ve got your levels, subscriptions, gateways, and all membership-related pages in place and ready to go. From there, add rules to your levels and make the whole thing live!
On the surface, much of the plugin is going to look familiar. The familiar drag and drop of rules to access levels is there. So are all the powerful features that make this plugin exceptional. Under the hood, however, the code has been re-thought and re-worked in every way to make getting membership setup the most fluid process possible.
Here’s the short list of what’s all included:
Entirely new setup procedure
Pointers tutorial after setup
Better display notice for admin users
Better notification when membership is not active
Automatic membership pages creation
Automatically create a default downloads group for media protection
Made active/inactive levels and subscriptions much more obvious
Auto-fill the mask url field in media protection
Automatic level shortcode creation. Use in any post or page
All new signup forms and intuitive registration process
Unique IDs added to subscriptions in the forms – you can now control the styling through CSS in your theme!
Level edit screen now separates positive and negative rules to avoid confusion
Killed the ‘addons’. Now membership will recognize BuddyPress, GravityFroms and much more automatically!
Fixed Authorize.NET gateway
Fixed free subscription
Fixed # of members displayed in dashboard widget
We’ve put together a full walk-through complete with screenshots for you. Sit back, relax, and allow us to guide you through the all the inner-workings and advanced settings to get the exact membership site you want. Download it right here.
What’s not included? There are no major new features/functions here. We know coupon codes are important and we can do a better job with custom ‘no access’ and protected content messages. These are all on the roadmap and will be added quickly. Trying to fit these into this development cycle would have delayed things even further and we REALLY wanted to get this new version out to everyone as quickly a possible.
Massive props go to Barry our developer who’s worked quickly and tirelessly and been willing to look at any and all suggestions until we felt we had this right. Props to our newest developer, Cole, who with the help of member, Kevin, came in at the last minute and nailed the Authorize.NET gateway for us.
So there you have it. Kick the tires. Take her for a spin. We’ve been running this successfully internally for awhile and think you’ll like what you see. As always, your feedback, thoughts, criticisms and shouts of ecstasy are encouraged below. :slight_smile: