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New Features in s2Member v140816

The most recent version of s2Member and s2Member Pro (v140816) introduced several bug fixes, enhancements, and also some new features. For the full list, please see: s2Member Changelog for v140816 New Features (Highlights) in s2Member v140816 (s2Member/s2Member Pro) bbPress Forum Compatibility Woohoo! This release of s2Member improves s2Member’s compatibility with bbPress Forums/Topics/Replies. It is now possible to protect a Forum …

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Stripe™ Bug Fixes

The latest release of s2Member Pro v140816 corrects two issues that surfaced during our extended beta testing phase. Having these bugs fixed now, brings us all one step closer to leaving the beta phase with respect to Stripe Pro Forms for WordPress. Summary of Changes Related to Stripe in s2Member Pro v140816 How can I Try Stripe™ Pro Forms in …

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Stripe™ Pro Forms (Beta) ~ Now Available

The latest release of s2Member® Pro v140725 now comes with support for the Stripe™ payment gateway. This includes a deep integration with s2Member® Pro Forms, and also with Stripe’s event-driven webhooks. This is great news for all s2Member® Pro site owners. Upgrade at any time (no extra charge); i.e. Stripe™ support is included with the latest release of the software. …

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Advanced Import/Export Tools

s2Member comes with two different Import/Export Tool flavors. Both flavors import/export in the CSV (comma-separated values) format. However, they each construct CSV data differently. In addition, the Advanced Import/Export Tools allow for a MUCH larger set of data to be manipulated. In this article I will discuss the Advanced Import/Export Tools. If you would like to learn more about the …

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Emergency Password Recovery

This article at WordPress.org already covers quite a few scenarios. Very helpful in an emergency situation. However, since s2Member is so tightly integrated with WordPress (when it comes to user access) we thought it might help to cover emergency password recovery in greater detail and provide a few suggestions of our own. The Easiest Way If you simply forgot your …

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Get the Entire Recurring Profile via PayPal Pro

If you’re running s2Member Pro Forms against PayPal Pro (Payflow Edition), use: . This is the most common type of account (i.e. the Payflow Edition). However, if for some reason this API Function doesn’t work for you, please try the second variation mentioned later in this article — it’s for the older PayPal Pro (non-Payflow edition). A Quick Example of …

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The Power of [s2Get /]

s2Member comes with the shortcode, and also with an API Function get_user_field() for use in PHP template files. Both of these do much the same thing, so I’m going to discuss them both together. The shortcode is actually powered by the API Function. Both of these tools are used to retrieve details about a specific user. For instance, you might …

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How to Allow Only Paying Members to Search

Create the following directory and file:

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s2Member v140603 (Now Available)

v140603 (Unified Changelog) See also: Changes in v140520 Important to note that v140520 (the previous release) introduced automatic server-side validation for any Custom Registration/Profile Fields that you configure. Hooray! ~ I know many of you have been looking for this functionality for quite some time. It’s finally here. Stay tuned, we have another big announcement to make over the next …

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[s2Member-List /] Shortcode (Pro Version Only)

Shortcode Examples Optional Shortcode Attributes (Documentation) These Attributes Impact the User Query (i.e. the Search Itself) These Attributes Control the Output Display (i.e. the Template) This Attribute Enables Search Box Functionality in the List These Attributes are Rarely Used (i.e. for Advanced Site Owners)

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New [s2Drip] Shortcode (Pro Version Only)

Content Dripping is the gradual, pre-scheduled release of premium website content to paying Members. This has become increasingly popular, because it allows older Members; those who have paid you more, due to recurring charges; to acquire access to more content progressively; based on their original paid registration time. It also gives you (as the site owner), the ability to launch …

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Jetpack: Critical Security Update

Jetpack is not a WebSharks plugin, but we know that many of our users might be running the Jetpack plugin on their WordPress sites so we’re passing along an important announcement that was made regarding a security vulnerability in the Jetpack plugin. From the announcement on Jetpack.me: During an internal security audit, we found a bug that allows an attacker …

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OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug

Regarding s2Member, do we need to do anything on our end in response to the OpenSSL Heartbleed security problem announced nationally today? http://heartbleed.com/ – OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug Thank you. We are aware of this issue too. It’s a bug in the OpenSSL library. First, a Few Tips (Unrelated to the s2Member Software) I would suggest that you contact your hosting …

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New [s2MOP] Shortcode (Pro Version Only)

Starting with s2Member Pro v140409 there is a new s2Member Pro Shortcode that can be used to easily enhance your Membership Options Page (i.e. the page in s2Member where you list membership options). Your Membership Options Page is also the page where people without access to certain areas of your site are redirected to; e.g. a visitor tries to access …

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Double Opt-In Checkbox (List Servers)

s2Member integrates with MailChimp, AWeber and also GetResponse. For further details, please see: This article is focused on the Double Opt-In Checkbox that can be configured to display in registration/checkout forms. See: Ordinarily, the checkbox is presented to a potential subscriber in order to get their permission to send them a confirmation email (and so they are prepared for it …

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