s2Member® — a powerful (free) membership plugin for WordPress®. Protect members only content with roles/capabilities.
Ask a question from support and you get a vague answer that basically says we don't know so figure it out on you're own. Turn everything off and turn everything back on one at a time. The free one works but the Pro doesn't work the same way and you may have to rethink your whole website after you install it. Gee thanks for letting me know that before I bought it.
after I installed this, I could only log in with their log-in page, which did not know my password. I had to get them to send me a new one, but even after doing that and logging in through them, I could not get to the /wp-admin/ dashboard. I am out of luck until I can figure out how to uninstall it without the dashboard.
What a load of crap!
Went to pro.
Got so many issues! Poor logging, impossible to debug.
The best way to use it - never touch it!
After days of work, this plugin just decides to lock the superadministrator out of wp-admin... Now I get to work some more days on getting access back, possibly loosing all work. Will definitely stay away from this one!
I spent over 1 month developing a proper membership site with WordPress. Here are my findings but please note I have no affiliation but posting for info purposes only
This is a real piece of work. The software is really useful for techie people who like working with short codes and PHP. I would recommend this for anyone ONLY interested in this area. As for the usefulness of it, forget it. If you want a FREE plugin, go for it but I found it a big time waster. After the purchase of the S2Member Pro, I found their Priority support is utter rubbish. All they do is queue the support query list and work from the oldest. As a result, my queries were lost for 48 hours which resulted in virtually no useful response to resolve any issues of the plugin. Out of frustration, my team decided to scramble looking for an alternative so see below. My general thought is this vendor are nothing but scammers who care only about $ vs successful implementations using their software. They do not offer any refunds on the product which clearly shows how they stand on their product. They are quite confrontational when this is pressed. In summary, this is easily the worst online vendor I have worked with in the last 10 years. I spend thousands a year on various plug-ins, themes, etc but I am out of pocket with this software. This is my only worst experience ever with any online vendor. As a result, be careful if you decide to use this software. You have been warned!
I have been trying to fix an issue for more than a week with at best responses that are curt and "why are are bothering me with this" in nature.
s2member gets 2 thumbs down from me.
today makes the 3rd time I tried to make sense of this plugin.
Im not exactly an amature, and yet I cant for the live of me, set it up.
I cannot even create the page to choose memberships levels.
I cannot figure out out to edit the existing membership levels.
Im pretty much lost with this plugin.
I think the developers have too much time on their hands, and the tutorial videos make me fall asleep every time.
So much for their so called quick start.
Plus I resent their poor english skills, which are almost pushy.
"YOU will create in WordPress"
"YOU, will create this special Page in WordPress"
If anyone has some simple effective quick start instructions, that a NON GEEK can understand, please post them,
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