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Posted: Saturday Sep 1st, 2012 at 3:12 am #23761

Thanks for the information.

I have a member whose ISP uses dynamic IP addresses. How do we get around this?

Are there other means of watching for members who “share” their login credentials?


Posted: Wednesday Jul 25th, 2012 at 6:10 pm #20232

Thanks for the detailed response.

As for Exec-PHP, if enough developers are using the plugin without issues then I tend to relax a bit. Executing PHP code should be built into WordPress. I’ve been doing WordPress for a couple of years but i tend to shy away from plugins in favor of code. But this is one plugin that has already earned it’s place in my toolkit.

I’ll be studying your links. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.


Posted: Tuesday Jun 19th, 2012 at 5:54 pm #16926

Hey Cristián, whiile I have your attention,

I’m still shopping around for a helpdesk/support system to integrate into S2Member. Any suggestions?

Also, I’m strongly leaning towards BuddyPress and doing customization on the forum module (bbPress). Is there anyone you can suggest that I can hire that really knows BuddyPress inside-out?


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Posted: Sunday Jun 17th, 2012 at 1:16 pm #16731

Yes, very helpful. Thank you!


Posted: Saturday Jun 16th, 2012 at 4:43 am #16655

Right now I have S2member Pro installed on the .COM domain along with everything else. If I decide to split this into two sites, will moving S2Member Pro to the .ORG domain be a problem with the single license? Anything special I need to be aware of?

I’ll most likely just do a clean install to keep things simple. But I don’t want to create problems with the license.



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Posted: Friday Jun 15th, 2012 at 3:38 am #16550

Thank you for responding.

Actually I’m trying to simplify things. Apart from the navigation which isn’t a big issue and is easily handled with about 10 lines of PHP code, there’s still other issues to consider such as the “blog roll”.

The blog roll for the public section will be different than the blog roll for the members section. Though I can control the visibility of posts so that non-members don’t see certain content, there will be content in the public area that the members won’t care about and should be hidden in the members area. Of course some more PHP code and maybe custom fields or categories could filter these.

The public area most likely will use plugins that the member site wouldn’t need. And obviously, the member site will have S2Member, BuddyPress, etc which the public side doesn’t need. So I see a lot of unnecessary overhead on both sides of this.

The public side needs to be indexed in the search engines. The member side won’t be visible to the search engines. Heck, I’d love to just hide the membership side altogether (maybe avoid a few hackers).

I may not want an employee that works on the public side messing around with S2Member, the forum, etc.

Down the road, I may have to take down the member side for some major upgrade but would want to keep the public side up and running (and vise versa).

No matter how you stack it I’ll be conceptually maintaining two sides of this thing – public and member. I was just wondering if splitting the two entities would reduce system load, add flexibility, and keep things a bit cleaner.

Though I’ve been a software developer for 25 years, this is my first membership site. And of course I’m new to S2Member. So I’m definitely open to suggestions.


Posted: Friday Apr 20th, 2012 at 5:27 am #11347

Yes very helpful. I don’t see S2 as a problem. I’m still stumbling over the forum and social parts of the site.

bbPress sounds more like the forum I want. But BuddyPress has the social features, private messaging etc.

My understanding was that BuddyPress uses bbPress as the forum but they have their social twist on it. I wonder if I can break out bbPress and just run it in tandem but BuddyPress rather as one integrated package.

I know this isn’t really a question for you at S2 but I figure you’ve run into a lot of questions like this.’

One question on purchasing. If I buy the single site license, is there an upgrade path to the multi-site license?


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Posted: Thursday Apr 19th, 2012 at 2:29 pm #11283

Hi Cristián,

Thanks for the fast reply. There was one other thing (I’m sure I’ll think of more):

(6) Integration into aWeber. What I’d like is that when someone joins my site that they get added to the proper email lists. I’d even like to allow them to select which emails they receive.

For the forum, I’ll be looking at bbPress as you recommend. Does this support any of the social stuff like “friends” and personal “blogs”? I know BuddyPress does, but I didn’t care for their implantation of the forums using groups.

Thank you so much for your help.


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