Hi again guys,
So, I have a problem with the workflow in Membership 2 Pro. This is what should happen:
1. When a new user clicks "Register", it should show the list of memberships (that, in theory, is what the settings page allows you to configure).
2. They should then click the "Sign up" button on one of the memberships.
3. This should take them to the Registration page to create a WP/BP account.
4. If a paid membership was selected, this should then take them to the payment screen.
Now, if you go directly to the register page, you do indeed see the memberships, with the correct message asking people to choose a membership and click SIGNUP.
But the small Register link in the widget/login screen has the /?step=register after the URL which takes you straight to the WP/BP registration page.
The problem with this, as I know from experience, is that many people will think that that's it and not see the membership list on the next page (I know it's hard to believe but it happens!) They then either go back to what they were trying to access (in this case, for example, public forums which require at least free membership) or leave completely to come back later.
They now have an "orphan" account with no membership. You will no doubt say use the "default membership" type to catch these people, but that would create two classes of free membership, which is an admin headache. Not the biggest, admittedly, but the fact is it shouldn't work like that.
The signup page should list and sell the benefits of joining the site - not just expect people to fill in the registration form! And while we're at it, we can sell them on upgrading to a paid membership (having, of course PRE-sold them elsewhere in the site and/or email, no hard sell, please!)
Any thoughts on why the message highlighted in the screenshot does not actually work in practice on the site?