This is really stretching your great support and for that I apologize. But, I have tried repeatedly to get help from the author of the plugin and get no response - no response. Not, "I am working on it" or "bug off" response. I have offered to pay him for his time. He also does not have a forum to search for answers. And I have tried googling as well.
I have 2 issues:
1) I have a site completely configured and added one plugin at a time to make sure there were no conflicts. At the time that I had completely configured the https://simple-membership-plugin.com/ and its addons, it worked perfectly - just the way I wanted it to. Then, wordpress updated last week and afterwards, the simple membership menu addon no longer works. And that was an important feature for the way I had set up this site.
2) The next issue relates to how the membership plugin interacts with buddypress. I have everything working well so far. My clients and I are testing right now. I did not want any member except admin to have dashboard access and so I used buddypress widgets in the sidebar. It all works very well. I sacrificed the extended profiles but have already figured out workarounds. To get the membership plugin to connect with buddypress, I took the member directory link and inserted it into the field for the buddypress member page. Great! It works. Except that my free member, who has no access to the buddypress is now on the member directory. So members who have access do not know that the free member can't respond or friend back. And the free member gets friend requests etc and doesn't know what it's all about. I set up the free member as a contributor and the paid member as an author thinking I could somehow do something with that.
And also, I tried WPMUdev membership 2 pro and ran into a recurring problem with that plugin. My client is driving the necessity to move forward etc. and we are in testing mode so I can't change. Don't want to change. Here is thread on this issue:
Sorry for the length of email, can you help? Linda iempoweru