Here’s a description my attempts to solve 2 problems with Membership Plugin, for the site I’m building for my first WPMU client: http://www.hoopinstructors.com
Membership Version 1.0 RC3
Firefox 3.6.8 (building)
Chrome 5.0375.125 (testing)
Safari 5.0 (testing)
Safari for iPhone 3G (testing)
What I’ve Done So Far
I went through the Manual throughout, and documented the process in screenshots and pdfs – have only used a few in this post to try to keep the message short, but I can show you specific parts of the process if needed.
I’ve also deleted the plugin twice, then re-installed it twice, once as an ‘mu-plugins’ and once as a ‘plugins’ install. In each case, I don’t lose any of the Membership settings – which I found convenient, but odd; why wouldn’t they be deleted along with the plugin itself. So I can’t say I’ve really started from scratch. But I tried to. And in both reinstalls, I had the same problem: anybody can see anything they want to on the site, and registration doesn’t work. We’re trying to soft launch to the client’s inner circle tomorrow, but I have to figure out what I’ve done wrong and I’ve come to the end of my knowledge.
Problem 1: Registration process not working
Here’s the registration page:
If I am not logged in (Non-Member), I see the first step in the Registration process, and the next step is that I’m registered. I’m never asked to choose-or pay for- a subscription.
if I am logged in (Member), I see the second step in the Registration process (the url is still http://www.hoopinstructors.com/register-here/) and here I’m asked to chose and pay for a subscription.
This doesn’t make sense. 1 person has already joined up without paying.
What should happen, as far as I can see, is:
a. if I’m logged in, I don’t see the Registration page at all, because I don’t need it.
b. if I’m not logged in, I see page 1 and page 2 in succession after I fill each of them out, so I enter my information, I pay, then I get my activation link in email, and PayPal confirms the payment.
2. Protected Content not Protected
I’ve used the [more][/more] tags on blog posts, and that’s not working:
a. as a Non-Member, I can still see the entire post.
b. I can also see the tags
for example: on the front page, you’ll see that these posts show the tags, but you can see them easily, although they should be protected ‘teaser’ content:
Successful Collaborative Workshops
8 Free Marketing Tools
World Hoop Day Choreography Project
The settings should lead to a No-Access page, which I’ve set up here:
But, although I’ve set that page in the Edit Options, none of the restrictions I set there are working.
Thank you very much.