Plugin Reviews

WP Customer Area

WP Customer Area is a modular all-in-one solution to manage private content with WordPress.

27 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
Only for those who can code VERY WELL
By ,

I'm a novice bordering on intermediate. I tried this out and had difficulty following and setting up. Once I did, I realized it was just too much. I only wanted a page for clients to see privately. This is more of a full website for a client. After deactivating the plugin, THEN deleting it, I still had to weed out the pages and files I had created testing it out. It also did something to my theme so I am going to go figure that out. I have read this plugin has good support, and I didn't contact the author so it's not fair of me to say it's a bad choice. However for me, it's absolutely not easy or helpful.

By , for WP 4.1.1

Super plugin. Très simple et intuitif. Surtout en back-office pour vos clients.
Mais le plus génial est le support super réactif, répondent à toutes vos demandes que vous utilisiez la version gratuite ou des add-on payant, ils ne font pas distinction.
Franchement super.
Très simple à configurer et à prendre en main.

Needs a lot of work
By , for WP 4.0.1

Ok, plugin does work quite well as far as I can see after playing around with it for a day. Unfortunately there is one major flaw with it that makes it almost impossible to use for anyone who is not comfortable with coding: if you enable the plugin's default CSS, it will mess up virtually ANY theme because it overwrites basic selectors like body, html, table etc. as well as classes like .container which are used by many themes. Developers say they tested it on Twenty Twelve and it works fine, sorry not good enough, a decent plugin should try its best not to cause theme conflicts. It's a bit lazy to simply import the normalize.css stylesheet and expect it to work - well it doesn't, it messes up the majority of themes.
Their reply is that you can disable the plugin's default styles, but if you do that the menus and other elements look awful, so you have to spend a lot of time creating your own styles, or do like me: go into the plugin's stylesheet and delete all unwanted classes, but if you do that you won't be able to update the plugin in future.
If they can sort out the conflict issue, the plugin will be worth at least 4 stars, right now I'm afarid it's a 3 from me.

Can I configure it to send out download links to clients?
By , for WP 4.0.1

A nice plugin, but I could not make it work with my use case. I would like to create a list of clients, and every time when I upload a file as admin, I can choose to send a notificatio with a download link to the client and he can just click on the link to download without logging in.

I have tried the free version and could not get it work. Is it possible to set it up as I want, and what Addons do I need?


By ,

has user limit

Waste of Time Move On
By , for WP 4.0

messed with it for a while. zero compatibility with your current theme. not able to interface with mobile or theme options. does not work well with other plugins mainly the private pages are all glitchy. So the entire reason for this plugin is to make an area to have someone login and be able to go somewhere that nobody else can. Cant make the pages from dashboard. Have to know too much actual coding. Too many errors to fix all at once. Zero tutorial videos available for setup. Just pass must be something better.

Great Feature but not for all Theme
By , for WP 3.9.1

Great Feature and easy to use, versatile.
I had to cancel it for conflicts with installed themes: layout menu, layout boxed, custom page, ...

i'm not a competent enough user for this but the support is very responsive.
By , for WP 3.9.1

Activated this plugin; home page not showing anymore. got that fixed, built pages in some background structure. Next thing I know it nestled itself into my home page again with its crap dashboard, broke a function of pmpro and permanently changed my logout link which still isn't changed back after deactivating and removing everything.

This thing is HORRIBLE! Don't touch it if you don't want to use this parasite only.

Brilliant plugin
By , for WP 3.9

The customer area plugin is absolutely brilliant in what it is capable of. The adding of files is easy, the downloading is easy. Everything is easy and works great.

The support is even better. I see comments saying the support isn't, but I think that will be on their side. I had a problem with a 404 page and they kept on helping me untill it was solved. I am really happy that it works now!

Super Plugin - hats off to the developer
By , for WP 3.9

Thank you for making such a great plugin - just brilliant!!!

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