membership plugin

wp-Member v3.0.RC1 Released

We have released a new version of our WordPress Membership Plugin wp-Member. This latest version includes many minor and major bugfixes. It has been extensively tested with wordpress 3.0. If you experience any issues, please contact our support team by clicking on the support link at the top of every page of our website.

Changelog

  • CSS – All css has been moved from various files and added to css files within the css folder. This will provide much better control for users who wish to customize the css manually.
  • Trial Users – Some trial registrations were not adding the correct subscription length to members accounts. This has now been corrected.
  • Registration Page – Overlay image was incorrectly displaying border. This has now been corrected.
  • Upgrade/Downgrade – This option was failing to correctly add members subscription details to their accounts. This has now been corrected.
  • Paypal Payments – Previously, when a new member registers for a paid account, they were presented with 2-3 screens. We have completely shortened this process right down to just a single page. When a new member registers on your registration page, they will be sent to paypal as soon as they click on the “register” button. By reducing the number of clicks a new member has to make, we are making it much easier for people to use as well as increasing the probability of new members completing registration and making their payment.

To download the latest version of wp-member, please click here.

wp-Member 3.0 and WordPress 3.0

we are presently running a battery of tests with the latest stable release of wordpress 3.0. Over the past few weeks and months we have been testing wp-member v3.0 with the beta releases of wordpress v3.0 so that when the stable version of wordpress 3.0 was released, we could again run tests. This is because the stable release of wordpress will have changes in it that were not in beta releases. As such we are unable to test our plugin against these changes until they have made the stable release.
As a rule of thumb, most blog owners will not immediately upgrade to a wordpress stable release. This is because while it is classified as “stable”, it will have many bugs that will be found and fixed within the first two weeks. You can see this with any new release of a wordpress version, within a few weeks a secondary release will be made to fix the bugs in the initial release.
Leaving this period of time before updating not only ensures that you are using the best version of wordpress, it also gives plugin developers a chance to ensure they have ironed out any issues with their plugin. Some plugins as yet have not been tested with the latest version, others that have been tested with the latest version and updated, will likely need to be updated once again when the next bug fix version of wordpress is released.
For the time being, we are advising clients to use wordpress v2.9.2 along with wp-member v3.0.beta4 as these two versions have been extensively tested together. Shortly, we will be releasing wp-Member v3.0 as soon as we have completed testing and altering it to work seamlessly with the latest stable version of wordpress as well as the upcoming bugfix release of wordpress.

15% Sale – WordPress Membership Plugin

We are offering 15% off our WordPress Membership Plugin “WP-Member” and associated products/packages.

The following products/packages are included in this sale.

  • wp-Member + Standard Support
  • wp-Member + Total Support
  • Developer License
  • Standard Support (annually and one off)
  • Total Support (annually and one off)
  • Developer Support
  • Assisted Install

Simply enter the promotional code at the checkout to receive your discount.
Promotional Code: member15

As always our support team are on hand to assist you with any questions or queries you may have.

wp-Member 3.0.4 (beta) Released

wp-Member v 3.0.4 beta has been released, providing a number of fixes and updates.

Changelog

  • Upgrade/Downgrade Membership Process fixed
  • Bug effecting some free users, blocking access to content has been fixed
  • A wide number of general css and style bugs have been fixed including alignment issues

How to charge for wordpress plugins

Any one that uses WordPress know that one of the isolated shortcomings of WordPress is that it is deficient in is an integrated method of charging for membership subscriptions and the lack of ability to provide multi levelled memberships.

The ideal solution for this shortage is the WP-Member package. This is an easy to install membership subscription plug-in especially designed for use with WordPress websites and blogs to enable users to control website membership subscriptions or setting various levels of memberships, but will make it possible for webmasters to charge for the effect these WordPress plug-ins create.

Contrasting to other plug-ins that enable website owners to charge for memberships, you are not restricted to only one level of membership where the complete site is locked if you are not a paid and registered member. WP-Member allows several layers of access and can be set according to different payment charges and allow you to hide categories in WordPress.

Apart from these versatile options, it is still possible to lock the complete site if you would want it to be only accessible to registered members.

Customize Paid Member WordPress PlugIn to Precision

This flexible WP-Member plug-in allows you to prescribe precisely how your WordPress blog or website should operate.

With these adaptable features you can:

  • Develop a multi-level membership system and learn how to charge for WordPress plug-ins such as different levels of subscription. The higher the level of subscription a member pays the more access he will have to the content of the blog or website up to the level where all the content are displayed.
  • You can create a segmented subscription system where the different segments can view only certain pages applicable to this specific segment. Therefore, you can control not only the membership levels but also what content can be viewed regardless of the level of subscription.

Using Paypal to Charge for WordPress plugins

In order to process payments for charges on your WordPress site, WP-Member makes it possible and easy to install and to set up a free WordPress Paypal subscription to have you ready to collect payments and charges via Paypal in no time at all.

It is important to note that in order to ensure the effective functioning of your free WordPress Paypal subscription you need to pay attention to some settings.

  1. Email address – Make sure that the email address you use and your Paypal log in email address are the same. This is crucial for the correct allocation and processing.
  2. Return URL – This is the field where you can specify which site new members should be directed to after the Paypal transaction was completed successfully. As a rule, this field is normally filled by default, but you do have the option to change it to direct to another page of your blog or site of choice.
  3. Cancel URL – In the event where a person can not complete the transaction or cancel the payment process without making the payment successfully, this will be the page the person will be directed to.

This works in the same way as the return URL. It is likely that this field will also be filled by default by WP-Member plug-in and can also be altered to suit your specific requirements.