WP-Members™ is a free membership management framework for WordPress® that restricts content to registered users.
I may continue to "TRY" to use this plugin, but as with many of the new plugins that are being released, we are seeing a huge GRAB for the wallet. Give the customer a basic plugin for FREE and then analyze what most customer are REALLY going to want to do with the plugin and put that in a "Premium" package. This one is insane in my opinion. A plugin that wants you to pay $59 for the Secret Stuff? Themes sell for this same value with how many more hours of work involved. I guess that is the new way. So Plugin is great for basics, but in my case I am looking to restrict pages to different levels of users. I will figure out the coding on my own, but this deceit in how a plugin is presented, is starting to get old, at least for me.
Good Luck and it is a nice plugin. My opinion; You are gouging people for the access to a "little" deeper use.
Unfortunately a calculation or human question/answer is not provided, which is a major missing function to prevent bots from registering. You would be spending too much time trying to weed out the good from the bots.
There lots of work in making a membership plugin and WP-Members has many details crafted in WP-Members however I would like to point out feedback which may be helpful.
- The support forum or for Premium support utilizes a blog format which if there were just a few post would be sufficient. I suggest using a forum script to provide a community support environment
- Add the ability to include an avatar or image for the member, this is all too basic and should be straight forward for non coders.
- CAPTCHA is counter productive and is a nuisance, therefore a human reaction field would be a better option.
The plugin has a form maker which is possibly the only membership plugin which offers this. You can add custom fields with a number of field types.
Gratitude for a great plugin.