WP-Members™ 2.2 released

I have completed the WP-Members™ 2.2 upgrade and released it via WordPress SVN. You can download a copy of it from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-members/.

Alternatively, you can get it directly from the WP admin panel by selecting “Add New” from the plugin menu and entering the search term WP-Members.

If you are an existing user of the plugin, you can upgrade via the admin panel as well. ¬†However, if you have done any customization to the code of the plugin, you should probably test the upgrade in a testing environment (actually, this is a good habit to be in for any plugin). ¬†If your customizations revolve around changing which registration fields are required or whether posts are blocked/unblocked by default, you should have no problem with the upgrade – you’ll just need to make sure that you have updated your settings appropriately.

As discussed here, this version better enables users to customize their installation and use of the WP-Members™ plugin.

  • http://www.real-estate-support.com Pamela

    I have installed this great plugin and am currently using it on my blog posts. I am currently working on a members-only video library. How can I use your plugin to restrict entrance to the library. I want visitors to have to sign up first before gaining access.

    Thank you. I appreciate your help. Thank you, too, for generously providing this plugin.

    ~Pamela

    • http://butlerblog.com Chad

      Hi Pamela, Thanks for the comments.

      WP-Members does not have category-based restriction (*yet*). If you are just restricting content to something that would be in a single category (like a video library), I would suggest setting the plugin to NOT block posts by default and then block the posts in the video library individually (setting a custom field block on the posts). Alternatively, if you post a lot of videos but not of other content, I would do the opposite and just unblock the non-video content.

      Hope that helps!