First off, Chad Butler has been excellent at answering questions regarding this plugin. I wish him much success!
In effort to create a page that displays posts from a particular category, I followed WordPress' instructions and created a template file that will pull it's content from posts marked with the category I specify in custom fields. This all worked successfully.
I'm having a difficulty using the instructions given regarding blocking pages. I've read the forums and I know there was a mistaken typo regarding block/unblock, true/false, etc. It's not that.
I think the problem has to do with the template. WordPress advises that you create a template file (which they give an example of in the link above), upload it, call that file via the page attributes menu in "Edit Page", then specify which category to call using a custom tag.
Therefore, my page does not have any of it's own content, but instead pulls content from posts. I think that this is allowing the template to supersede the WP-members plugin and disable the blocking feature. For example, I have all pages blocked by default, but the page I created that uses the custom template is not blocked. All the posts are shown. I am unable to block them at the article/page level.
Any questions, comments, suggestions or solutions are welcome!