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How to Configure Simple Press with Membership Plugin?

Simple Press works extremely well with a whole slew of membership plugins for WordPress out there. The real key is does the membership plugin use the WP api for its stuff? If so, we probably work with it.

This FAQ will show the steps to get Simple:Press working with the Wishlist Member plugin, but is applicable to most membership plugins. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Wishlist – member levels and for each membership level you have created, map it to a unique WordPress role. You may need another WP plugin to create these new roles.
  2. Go to forum – User Groups – Map Users – and map each of those WordPress roles you just created to a Simple:Press User Group, including the default members one.
  3. Go to forum – User Groups – Manage User Groups – and set up a unique Simple:Press User Group for each role/level. This will let you set unique permissions for each membership level.
  4. Go to forum – Permissions – Manage Permissions – and set up a unique Simple:Press Permission Set with the desired accesses/permissions for each role/level (technically, you could share a permission set, but there really is not a point to that).
  5. Finally, go to forum – Forums – Manage Groups and Forums – and apply the User Group from step 3 with the Permission Set from step 4 to each forum where you want to control access

This will automatically set up your users to gain membership to a specific Simple:Press User Group and control their Permissions. Please note, this only happens for new users.

If you have existing users from before the Simple:Press installation, there are two (2) options for mapping them.

    Automatic mapping of existing users to User Groups:

  1. Navigate to the Admin panel.
  2. From the left side menu, select Forum – User Groups.
  3. Under the User Groups submenu, select ‘Map Users to User Group’ to see the ‘User Groups – User Mapping Settings’ panel.
  4. Scroll down to the ‘User Groups – Map Users’ section.
  5. Under ‘Map Users’ select the radio button for the desired mapping criteria, either ‘Add user membership based on WP role to existing memberships’ or ‘Replace all user memberships with a single membership based on WP role’. When selected, the radio button turns green in color.
  6. Be sure to consider the additional option to ‘Ignore current SP Moderators when mapping’. Select the radio button to turn it green if the option is desired.
  7. To cancel a selection, clicking the radio button when it is green cancels the selection. The radio button turns gray in color.
    Manual Mapping of existing users to User Groups:

  1. Navigate to the Admin panel.
  2. From the left side menu, select Forum – User Groups.
  3. Under the User Groups submenu, select ‘Manage User Group’ to see the existing SP User Groups.
  4. Under each existing SP User Group, select ‘Add New’ option and use its selection table to add a user to the group or select ‘Move/Delete’ option and use its selection table to move or delete a member from the group.

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