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Paid Memberships Plugin?
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Bluedrake42
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Jan 22, 2016 - 11:16 am

So I've just realized that your Simple:Press forums have an integrated paid memberships plugin... is this available for purchase? We are wanting to do something similar for our community (and we actually were for our old Xenforo forums) and we WERE looking at using a Wordpress plugin, but if Simple:Press already has this functionality... could we just use that instead?

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Ike
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Jan 22, 2016 - 11:41 am

Sorry to disappoint but we don't offer any kind of membership plugin paid or otherwise. We use a combination of Easy Digital Downloads and Restrict Content Pro here.

Since there are so many options out there for good membership plugins and because Simple:Press doesn't have unique users (just WordPress users) it makes sense to leave that one down to WordPress!

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Bluedrake42
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Jan 22, 2016 - 12:14 pm

Ah okay I see!

How do you sync the user groups with the paid membership? Because I see it says my membership level on the forums here

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Yellow Swordfish
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Jan 22, 2016 - 12:41 pm

https://simple-press.com/docum.....ip-plugin/

This is a link to an FAQ on using and configuring a membership plugin with SP. It is geared towards the WishList Member plugin but the principle is the same with all of them. The tie up with SP is performed via WP roles mapped to SP user groups. When set up this can be a completely automatic mechanism.

using a membership plugin that supports Wp roles is best - which WishList does not! - as it just makes things simpler.

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Bluedrake42
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Jan 22, 2016 - 1:27 pm

So this is interesting, does this only synchronize users when I manually tell it to "map users"?

If so does that mean every time someone is given a user group in WP, do I need to manually tell SP to synchronize those roles to its user groups? If that's the case I may have to shy away from that =/ I don't want to have to refresh our user groups every day

I've been playing around with the user mapping, and testing it... and that seems to be the case. The only time any roles are ever reflected is when I manually tell it to Map Users. Any way to automate that?

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Ike
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Jan 22, 2016 - 1:40 pm

I'm not sure I follow there, once a WP role is mapped to an SP user group any new members of the WP role will automatically become part of that SP user group. You don't need to refresh anything as it's automated as Andy said.

Sorry, if I'm getting the wrong end of the stick there please explain further..

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Yellow Swordfish
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Jan 22, 2016 - 1:43 pm

As Ike says.

The only time this might not work is if you are using some sort of membership plugin that does not utilise the proper and standard API and does not fire all of the correct and required action 'hooks'.

Rare, but we have seen it before - although not for a long time and I honestly do not recall the name of the problem plugin now,

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Bluedrake42
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Jan 22, 2016 - 1:49 pm

Ah... okay.

Well in that case its just straight up not working then haha

I have all the users mapped, but whenever I make a change to a user's WP roles its not reflected in SP until I manually press "Map Users."

I've tested this back and forth a few times now. The only thing I'm using is a WP "Members" plugin to assign multiple roles, and create/delete others. I don't know why that would affect things.

Here's the plugin I'm using: https://wordpress.org/plugins/members/

Here's some screenshots showing the issue I'm having. For example I have one user who has "Senior Administrator" and "Project Reality Team" roles in WP, and they're mapped correctly in SP, but they're not updating in SP user groups.

I COULD press "Map Users" in the map users SP menu, but I have to press that every time in order for users to sync properly. Otherwise nothing happens automatically.

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Bluedrake42
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Jan 22, 2016 - 1:51 pm

If you all want, I could give you admin on my website and you could have a look yourself... I'm not sure if you all have the time to do something like that however. I'm sure there are others who need assistance.

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Bluedrake42
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Jan 22, 2016 - 1:52 pm

Yellow Swordfish said
As Ike says.

The only time this might not work is if you are using some sort of membership plugin that does not utilise the proper and standard API and does not fire all of the correct and required action 'hooks'.

Rare, but we have seen it before - although not for a long time and I honestly do not recall the name of the problem plugin now,

Ah okay, so that probably is the issue then. Do you know of any WP role management plugin that allows me to have multiple roles for a single user? That's rather important in our community.

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