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s2Member Framework (Member Roles, Capabilities, Membership, PayPal Members)

s2Member®—a powerful (free) membership plugin for WordPress®. Protect members only content with roles/capabilities.

12 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
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Pathetic, useless
By , for WP 4.1

It does not send verification email to customers
So I wonder what´s the point of this plugin, a part of making you look as a noob and make customers think your site is useless.
I have read hundreds of emails and supports related to this issue so please, make a plugin that works and don´t mess around
Even is a topic for googe search! "s2member does not sending registration email"
Also, support is kind of joke. S2members site sends you to shark site that sends you to gibhub site...
Was about to consider pro version. At 69 $? You are kidding

Unreliable. Uninstalled.
By , for WP 3.9.3

about 90% of the time when you login it redirects to the 'Login Welcome Page' - but about 10% of the time it does not and takes you to wordpress admin menu.

This is not good enough - I cannot risk a client going to wordpress admin menu, its not professional.

It has to be 100% working or not at all. Uninstalled.

Bad view
By , for WP 3.9.1

It's to big and don't have a good view, I don't want to test anymore this plugin, but I think it's interesting in its conception.

Was a great plugin, but no support anymore
By , for WP 3.9

I bought the pro version a while back and they had great support. Now their support desk is limited and their once extensive forums are dumped into the WordPress forums. S2 may be a great plugin, but completely falls short on support. Wishlist and OptimizeMember may not be as good, but they are actively supporting their products.

You better know exactly what you are doing because support won't be helpful.
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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.

destroyed my admin function
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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!

S2 and Authorize.net - our nightmare
By , for WP 3.7.1

Went to pro.

Got so many issues! Poor logging, impossible to debug.
The best way to use it - never touch it!

Highly unrecommended!

Locked me out of admin
By , for WP 3.5.2

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!

My honest reviews for setting a membership: S2member Pro
By , for WP 3.5.2

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!

By , for WP 3.4.2


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