We have released a new version of wp-Member to encorporate the changes that were made within wordpress 2.8. wp-Member v2.3 also includes a number of bug fixes and general maintenence.
We have stepped up the development of wp-member and already have v2.4 and v2.5 currently being developed and tested.
We are also in the progress of migrating all current customers to a new licensing system. Our new system will encorporate all areas of ordering, support and licensings giving you one location for all your needs.
Late in 2008 we were interviewed by Aldian Prakoso who was writing a book about monetizing a membership site easily using wordpress.
We talked about the uses of membership systems, how wp-member works, why we use membership systems as a business model, how we manage content on large numbers of blogs and how we target and drive traffic to our sites.
Here’s a quick teaser for you:
Why do you choose membership site as your business model?
The need arose from having content that needed to be distributed to separate levels of members as well as the need for a management system that would integrate user subscriptions and content management. To create a membership site, you really need good unique content so that users will signup. We designed wp-Member so that it would be almost a bare bones system giving the user the flexibility to streamline and suit almost every user management as well as content distribution needs.
Almost every large site develops a need to manage their users and have multiple membership levels, both paid and free. Another advantage to our membership system is that you can distribute seperate posts and pages to each membership level. This allows sites to have their advert banners within free members posts and pages, while paying members get to see the advert free posts and pages.
The book “MantraUANG Dari WordPress Blog” is written in indonesian and is sceduled to be released on Feb 25th 2009 in Indonesia. The author, Aldian Prakoso is currently holding seminars during the leadup to the release of his book. You can find full details here.
WordPress have released version 2.7.0.
For the past month we have been testing wp-Member with the beta releases of wordpress 2.7. Our tests showed that wp-Member is fully compatible with wordpress 2.7. We will continue to test wp-Member with future beta releases to ensure future compatibility.
WordPress 2.7 changes the layout of your wordpress admin theme, so you may want to spend a bit of time getting used to it. The menu is similar to older versions, but is on the left hand side of the screen and has a new graphic styling.
If you encounter any problems or have any questions, you can usually find an answer in our support section. If you can not find the answer you want, you can contact our support team for assistance.
WordPress have released version 2.6.5 as we move close to seeing them release 2.7.
WordPress have changed some of the ways that errors used within wp-member operate. This can generate some errors during registration. We have worked on this issue and now have a new version due for release within the next few days.
WordPress have released another service update. We will be testing every aspect of wp-member with the latest release to ensure full compatibility.
If you experience any problems with the latest version of wordpress please contact our support department.