Once you get an understanding of how things work using the plugin, you're alright and can make things happen. But so far, there is one functionality [or feature] I don't like at all about the Membership 2 plugin.
Generally, subscribers can register to your site on the "outside" of the plugin or without using the plugin. Hidden content or material that you plan to use the plugin to protect works just great.
As on my site I have only 1 subscription level - the paid feature. However, using the widget login for your membership also have a "Register" feature or button under the login area. Therefore allowing subscribers to still register for membership bypassing your payment feature.
Keep in mind I don't have content to use the registration feature for. Any content that is available to registering subscribers is the same content available to any visitor without registering to the site.
That "Register" button or feature needs to be removed from the login area or something should be done to prevent them for registering when you are only using the payment method.
Just a suggestion.
A lot of the best advertised features (media protection, mailchimp integration, are two examples) are really only basic implementations, which require extensive coding and styling to work well enough for a production site.
There's a lot of potential, but they should focus on polishing and solidifying the feature base before adding anything new.
The membership plugin is pretty good untill you want to custom style it and change some of the workflows.
Having signup forms that allow signup directly to a membership dont work.
I also regularly get errors pop up in the admin.
It works - but it is far from a feature complete solution.
The support is OK when you have the pro version but the documentation is very limiting and is not at all in depth enough for the features this plugin provides.
For a paid plugin ("pro" version), I am a little disappointed.
This plugin is easy to set-up, and the rules/access levels are great - beyond that it just doesn't seem to have the critical features to run a serious membership site.
The sign-up form only collects a username and email address. If you want to collect a member's mailing address or even their full name, you're out of luck. The only work-around is to install Buddypress.
Membership also doesn't have any kind of import tool, so if you have an existing membership database, you'll have to install another plugin to do your importing. This isn't too big of a deal, but still, from a paid plugin called "Membership", I really expected a lot more.
On the plus side, the support forum is very helpful - on the minus side, access costs $20 a month,
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