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  • Plugin Author Patreon Official

    (@patreon)

    Hi Evelyn, great question. Can I ask you for a favor – to repost on our Patreon team support forum?

    https://www.patreondevelopers.com/c/patreon-wordpress-plugin-support

    That’s where our team gets the most reliable notifications, and other creators and patrons can share similar bugs and help make our plugin better together, super fast.

    I have a feeling your question will be asked by many, and having the answer there will be helpful to more creators searching for the same answer.

    It’s also where we collect ideas and listen to feedback for the future.

    Thank you in advance!

    -Tal

    Plugin Author Patreon Official

    (@patreon)

    Hi Gary,

    Great question. There is no link between posts on your Patreon page and those on your WordPress site. They are independent entities and different statuses. The plugin allows you to keep content on your own personal site and gate it according to Patrons’ pledge levels.

    Tal

    Plugin Author Patreon Official

    (@patreon)

    Hi there! My name is Tal and I’m the product manager who made these decisions and led the team. Thanks for writing this out – it’s quiet thoughtful and true on many fronts.

    First the bottom line: today we released a version 1.0.2 that re-introduces page locking and login button shortcodes. Image protection is on the way.

    Second: A lot of these features have remained around and still accessible, plus many other premium features, on an interoperable premium plugin called Patron Plugin Pro, found here: https://www.patreon.com/apps/patronpluginpro

    Backstory/philosophy that users deserve to know: Our goal was to bring the UIUX plugin integration to a wider creator audience – and make the core features free, not as a premium plugin. And implemented slightly better behind the scenes.

    To get as many creators benefiting from the plugin we had a few considerations: creator diversity, simplicity, and security (both behind the scenes, and user level of WordPress knowledge). Our philosophy moving forward is to leave most advanced features to the WordPress ecosystem and let developers sustainably focus on specific creator needs while not overcomplicating the free plugin.

    Also more documentation is coming and in our roadmap – what in particular is missing from our existing docs that you recommend we think about?

    We also actively collect feedback on an ongoing basis and you can join other creators talking about this plugin here: https://www.patreondevelopers.com/c/patreon-wordpress-plugin-support.

    I’ll make sure to link this in the main forum on this page so others know about this.

    It’s definitely frustrating to lose functionality – I hope this sheds light on the decision making and philosophy of bringing the functionality to more creators for free, and more securely than before, as fast as we could.

    Final meek ask: If that plus new features changes your rating of our plugin I would be overjoyed if you could upgrade above “half a star” to help new creators feel confident in using this in their membership businesses. And no worries if not, given your bad experience.

    Thank you again, and hopefully see you over on our forums,
    Tal

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