I have been done with the 2.0 release for some time now, but haven’t had the time to finish final testing (mostly of the installation process), put together the readme file, and get it uploaded. I know there are a lot of people that have been waiting for this release so I sincerely hope it meets (and exceeds) expectations.
2.0 is a quantum leap forward for the plugin and involved a ground up rebuild. There were a lot of quick fixes and work arounds in the 1.x releases and I never got it to be what I really wanted in the beginning. Also, usage got to be too tricky for basic, non-techie WP users. I wanted an easy to install product that would meet the needs of the most basic WP user.
We are getting much closer to that goal with this release. Not all the features I want to eventually include are in this version, but it is close. One thing that is lacking (and will be completed in the 2.1 update) is admin functions. However, this is not too critical for user managment since we have moved to using the WP users tables rather than building our own.
That brings up another important point. If you are upgrading, you are going to have to move existing users from the WP-Members tables to WP users tables. I am finishing up a migration script at this point, so if you are upgrading rather than doing a clean install, you might want to wait for that.
Here is the download: wp-members-2-0.zip