latest stable versions: v140614 (changelog)

s2Member® Knowledge Base

Welcome to our Knowledge Base. This also serves as the official blog for s2Member®.

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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2014 Coupon Code (14% off)

Coupon Code: — valid until 01/21/2014 Existing Customers For a limited time you can save 14% on your upgrade to s2Member® Pro (Unlimited). Use COUPON CODE: (offer expires Jan 21st, 2014) [ click here to upgrade now ] Haven’t Gone Pro Yet? Now is the perfect time.~ SAVE 14% off all listed prices! Use COUPON CODE: (offer expires Jan 21st, …

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Christmas 2013 — get WP Super Snow!

Customers and Friends! From all of us here at s2Member® We hope you find every happiness this holiday season & throughout the coming year (2014 will be a great year!) Our Gift to YOU!

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Retrieving Authorize.Net Subscription Details with PHP

If you need to retrieve details about an Authorize.Net subscription using PHP, you can use the utility function that is provided by s2Member to make a request to the Authorize.Net servers. The following snippet of PHP code demonstrates how to retrieve information about the current users’ Authorize.Net subscription: This code example does not include any logic for verifying that the …

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Quick Start video

I’ve been asked a few times to explain what to do to get started quick, and I finally got around to making a short video to show you. We’ve had a lot of new users every week, and more coming in all the time, so this is for all of you getting your head around this plugin. And for all …

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