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Posted: Monday Apr 16th, 2012 at 1:00 pm #10901

I could also add that you can test this occurence with these credentials

USER: test
PASS: testuser

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Posted: Tuesday Apr 10th, 2012 at 12:05 am #10423

Update: I read through the thread about the difference between “www.” and non “www.” URLS. Apparently, it also heavily affects downloads too!

For anyone who reads this, make sure your download structure is like this:

NOT like this: (without www.)

Downloads from S3 will not work.

Just thinking out loud here…

Posted: Saturday Apr 7th, 2012 at 8:18 pm #10303

Looks like I’ll be building from scratch… thanks for your help.

Posted: Monday Apr 2nd, 2012 at 11:50 am #9769

Oh, I should also mention that we were able to get a .XML file from wordpress before the crash. So, we have all the files backed up, but I don’t, unfortunately, have the wordpress .XML file…

Any advice would be awesome.

Posted: Monday Apr 2nd, 2012 at 11:49 am #9768

Hey Dave,

I wanted to throw one more question in here… Apparently all these issues I’ve been having were because of a flawed install on our Amazon server. Long story short, I’m starting from scratch on bluehost.

Preface: I was able to get a backup of the whole site before the crash, including the S2member files, and a SQL file. Unfortunately, the SQL file is bad, and won’t reboot the content to the new site.

Do you know which files need to be replaced on a fresh wordpress install (maybe single.php, or otherwise) that houses all the posts/pages from my previous site? I can FTP copy the files over, but I don’t know where the posts actually live…

On the same token, when I copied over the s2member files into the plugins folder, it installed a fresh s2member set, without all the specific nitty gritty details I put inside. Any ideas on how to transfer those over?

Otherwise, I’ll have to write all the articles and format from scratch. You could definitely save me a headache… if any of this rings a bell.

Thanks for your time!

Posted: Monday Mar 19th, 2012 at 12:12 pm #8542


Ok, well, that hid the admin bar… which looks much better, but now, how does a person know they’re signed in? Or have access to log out? Is there a plugin to achieve that?

It works for both the admin, AND a user level log in (in terms of hiding the bar).

I think we’re close!!


Posted: Monday Mar 19th, 2012 at 10:43 am #8532

Thanks for looking into this David,

I’ve worked with the theme support team, and determined, it is definitely not the theme. It only happens when an S2Member is logged in.

Here is a picture of the header, which is causing some form of formatting issue when someone is logged in. I assume that the incorrect links on the top menu are because of this strange formatting.

Here is a close up. You can see that the WordPress login info is being pushed down by the plugin:

(The download exceeded page you saw, is because the downloads have been used up for the basic level of that test account. I wanted to make sure a member gets to the exceeded page when they download the right amount.)

In the back end, all links work properly for an administrator all the time, it’s members that have the problems… I’m hoping that fixing this header formatting error will take care of it. If it would be advantageous to give you admin access, I’m open to that.


Posted: Sunday Mar 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm #8503

By the way, are you using a special plugin to use the S2member login as a sidebar? I think that’s a great feature I’d like to add.

Posted: Sunday Mar 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm #8502

I’ve been having this same problem… I’m waiting to hear back from the pros on the subject. I think it may have to do with the email confirmation being incorrectly setup. So I fixed that, and have had some success, but the issue still pops up now and then.

Let’s hope it gets fixed soon!

My thread can be found here:

Posted: Sunday Mar 18th, 2012 at 4:57 pm #8501

You need to specify which posts your user can see, by setting up membership levels, then blocking content when you create it. On the right side of the screen on a new post, there is a box to protect the content by setting special permission.

Set up your levels in the S2Member Options panel, then S2Member will reference your settings and allow or block users from specific category posts.

Here are some tutorials I strongly recommend you check out:

Thumbs if it helps!

Posted: Sunday Mar 18th, 2012 at 4:54 pm #8499

Hi, Ramu

Yes, this is all possible, and very easy with S2Member. All of your questions can be found by watching these tutorial videos:

I recommend watching ALL of them while you set up your site, only after you watch them, come back and ask specific questions with any issues. This plugin requires you to put the time in to set it up correctly, then it does the rest of the work for you.

Thumbs if it helps!

Posted: Saturday Mar 17th, 2012 at 8:44 pm #8479

Although this isn’t the perfect idea, one workaround I’ve created for my free version of S2M, is to add a field to the registration form for a promo code. I call mine a “CheapoCode”.

When they give out free memberships, have them reference a code you make up… like “Ugly Penguin” for level one, or “Fire Taco” for level two. When you get notification that they sign up, it will show that they entered something in that field, and you can modify their account manually in Admin>All users.

Granted, it isn’t perfect, but if it’s just a couple of free accounts, you surely wouldn’t mind upgrading manually. And it’s better than hiring out custom code for the occasion.

Dave is right though, you do have more choices in Pro, related to new shopping cart availability.

Jordan Mederich
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Posted: Saturday Mar 17th, 2012 at 3:44 pm #8467

Hi Adriaan,

I’m no pro, but I looked into it, and the problem could lie in incorrectly setting up the MailChimp List IDs. Check into that section on the MailChimp dropdown window, and work to make sure you have the proper List IDs from your MC account plugged into the S2M fields.

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Posted: Saturday Mar 17th, 2012 at 3:37 pm #8466

You’re welcome!

I hope it works for you.

Posted: Saturday Mar 17th, 2012 at 3:36 pm #8465

Hi Mark,

To have S2M automatically return to your site, check your settings in S2Member>Paypal Options>Paypal PDT/Auto Return Integration.

The very first thing is to set up with Payal, which they walk you through in the earlier dropdown windows. When you get to Auto Return, there is a feature you have to turn ON in Paypal to automatically go back to your site. Go through each step one at a time, and make sure everything is exactly as the instructions say.

In paid S2M, you can customize this feature further… though I’m on the free version, so I can’t give you exactly where that information is in the paid version.

Thumbs if it helps!

Posted: Saturday Mar 17th, 2012 at 3:22 pm #8461

Yes, that’s it. Without a special code to override mybb, this is a way it could work. Granted, it’s not the best, but should work until the pros can chime in on this conversation.

A user would click the link to go to your page that has the mybb login information or forms. If they click and are not signed into S2M, they won’t be granted access. But if they do, they’ll be able to log into mybb, because S2M has granted them permission.

I hope this helps a little. I’m not sure when the pros jump on these forums… weekdays I suppose. Until then, this workflow should get you by!

Thumbs if it helps!

Posted: Saturday Mar 17th, 2012 at 2:19 pm #8458

I’m just another S2M user who knows what it feels like to be helpless on a Saturday morning with an issue… but since I’m not a real S2M pro, take my advice with a grain of sugar. I want to be able to help the community if I can, but the real guys may have better answers.

Ok, so probably the best way to do this is to hide your mybb login by protecting it with S2M. S2Member will NOT override the login settings of another plugin, without some special scripting.

SO…. put the access point to mybb on a new page, and level protect it by choosing the member level on the right of the post interface. It says S2Member “Post Level Restriction”. Pick a level, and then users won’t be able to access that page unless they are logged in, or paid.

With the exception of overriding the login, this will achieve what you’re looking to do.

Thumbs if it helps!

Posted: Saturday Mar 17th, 2012 at 1:26 pm #8456

Yes, this is possible.

You need to read up on the S2Member>Download Options>Basic Download restrictions. It show you how to set downloads for each level of membership, including specific number of downloads available to each member.

Your mybb needs to be in a folder S2Member can protect. So, put your files in this folder in your install:


You can protect your files using this format as a link in a post:

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Posted: Saturday Mar 17th, 2012 at 12:26 pm #8455

This isn’t available as a standard option. The user needs to be able to change their email for various reasons… if you’re worried about not being able to contact them, their updated email should change in your Admin>All users panel.

You’ll also get an email if they change their email or password, though, by default it doesn’t give you the details, it just notifies you.

Give me a thumb if that helps!

Posted: Saturday Mar 17th, 2012 at 12:08 pm #8453

I’m no pro, but inside your Email Config settings, you can specify the link the customer is sent, by default it should send them to the login.php page.

If not, then inside your Email Configuation settings, change that link to

Give me a thumb if that worked for you.

Posted: Saturday Mar 17th, 2012 at 11:54 am #8452

Hi Justin,

I just ran into the same problem, and it was solved by following these instructions EXACTLY:

All the plugins work, and as long as you have Gmail, the workflow is fantastic. Works great on my site now.

If that helps give me a thumb so I know!


Posted: Saturday Mar 17th, 2012 at 11:52 am #8450

Poor guy… 6 days and no response.

I can only help with making sure emails are being sent. Raam created this troubleshooting page that solved the same problem for me here:

Follow the directions EXACTLY, and the plugin should start working for you.

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