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MILLION DOWNLOADS_!_



Protect your WordPress Posts, Pages, Tags, Categories, URIs,
BuddyPress/bbPress, and even portions of content within Posts, Pages,
themes, plugins. Easily configurable & highly extensible. You can even
protect downloadable files and streaming audio/video. Store files
locally, or use s2Member's integration with Amazon®.

s2Member is powered almost entirely by WordPress shortcodes, making
complex integrations quick & easy. Sell recurring (or non-recurring)
subscriptions with lots of flexibility. Or sell "Buy Now" access in
various ways. You can also sell specific Posts/Pages, sell access to
file downloads, or sell Custom Capabilities that provide highly
configurable access to specific portions of your content.

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s2Member® integrates with Stripe™ (most popular), PayPal Standard,
PayPal Pro, Authorize.Net, and ClickBank too. Integrate one, or
integrate them all!

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With 1000's of customers, an intelligent open-community, comprehensive
documentation, video tutorials, APIs, the s2Member Codex, KB articles,
and over 50,000 forum posts; s2Member just can't be beat!

Secure WordPress content and offer users/members a secure checkout
solution that integrates seamlessly with WordPress Roles/Capabilities.
It's like a cash machine. s2Member puts money back in your pocket with
every customer you acquire __

Click Here __ to Make Money w/ _YOUR_ Site_!_

* Framework 100% Free of Charge
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* WordPress Membership Plugin
A powerful membership management platform. Set a custom Login Welcome
Page, a custom Membership Options Page; even custom
Registration/Profile Fields, and a whole lot more! It's the easiest
way to sell products/services with WordPress. __ Content Protection +
PayPal Buttons
Everything you need to protect WordPress content and start accepting
"Buy Now" or "Recurring" payments through PayPal Standard Buttons.
Customers complete checkout at PayPal.com using any major credit card;
or their PayPal account balance.
* $ 0 00 NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED
* Register Free __

* Most Popular
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Pro Version __ s2Member® Single-Site License
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* All Framework Features
Custom pages, custom registration/profile fields, content protection,
and much more. Everything that works in the free version continues to
work in s2Member® Pro. All Additional Pro Features
One-step registration/checkout via Pro-Forms. Integrates with
Stripe™, PayPal Pro, Authorize.Net, and ClickBank too! Unlimited
Membership Levels, Coupon Codes, Gift/Redemption Codes, and more
. Single-Site License
Perfect for site owners with one domain name. This license is good for
a single instance of s2Member® Pro running in a standard WordPress
installation. Lifetime Access to New Versions
* $ 89 USD ONE-TIME (NOT RECURRING)
* Checkout Now __

* Pro Version __ Unlimited-Site Pro License
*
* All Framework Features
Custom pages, custom registration/profile fields, content protection,
and much more. Everything that works in the free version continues to
work in s2Member® Pro. All Additional Pro Features
One-step registration/checkout via Pro-Forms. Integrates with
Stripe™, PayPal Pro, Authorize.Net, and ClickBank too! Unlimited
Membership Levels, Coupon Codes, Gift/Redemption Codes, and more
. Unlimited-Site License
Perfect for site owners with multiple domain names or a Multisite
Network. Good for unlimited instances of s2Member® Pro. Lifetime
Access to New Versions
* $ 189 USD ONE-TIME (NOT RECURRING)
* Checkout Now __

Thanks for a fantastic plugin - if only all plugins were built and
supported this well!
Zion Consulting

FRAMEWORK

100% Free of Charge Download Now __

PRO VERSION

Single Site / $89 USD Buy Now __

PRO VERSION

Unlimited Sites / $189 USD Buy Now __

__ PAYPAL STANDARD BUTTON INTEGRATION

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__ AVAILABLE TO MERCHANTS IN MOST COUNTRIES

Please see Product Availability for PayPal's "Website Payments
Standard"

service.

__ CHECKOUT OCCURS AT PAYPAL.COM

With PayPal Standard "Buttons" (a hosted solution); customers _do_
leave your site to complete checkout at PayPal.com, and then they
return to complete registration afterward. _If you want to avoid this
limitation use s2Member's PayPal Pro integration (an s2Member Pro
feature), where Pro-Forms are used instead of Buttons, and
registration/checkout are both completed in a single step at your
site. See: PAYPAL PRO INTEGRATION W/ PRO-FORMS._

__ YOU CAN ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF PAYMENT

If you choose to integrate with PayPal Standard, you can accept any
funding source supported by PayPal; i.e., a credit/debit card, the
customer's PayPal balance, their checking account, and
others—depending upon your PayPal account configuration.

__ FULL IPN INTEGRATION (INSTANT PAYMENT NOTIFICATIONS)

Instant Payment Notifications

(IPNs) are messages (behind-the-scenes, via HTTP) that automatically
notify s2Member about events related to PayPal transactions. s2Member
uses this to automate back-office and administrative functions, like
automatically fulfilling orders or terminating access when a customer
cancels their subscription or forces a refund/chargeback.

__ FULL AUTO-RETURN & PDT INTEGRATION

Payment Data Transfer

(PDT) is a secure method to retrieve the details about a PayPal
transaction so that s2Member can process it in real-time (as checkout
is completed); and without needing to wait for an IPN to occur
silently behind-the-scenes. This works together with PayPal's
Auto-Return

functionality—a customer is immediately returned to your site after
completing checkout at PayPal.

__ BUILT-IN PAYPAL® BUTTON GENERATORS

s2Member's Button Generators (in your WordPress Dashboard) are _so_
convenient! With these, you can establish a free trial period (or an
initial fee), the cost & billing interval, whether it will be
recurring, and much more. You can even set the Membership Level and
add a list of any Custom Capabilities that you intend to bundle.
Button Generators provided by s2Member produce a WordPress Shortcode
that can be copied/pasted into a Post or Page in WordPress. _s2Member
Pro-Forms work the same way. See: PAYPAL PRO INTEGRATION W/
PRO-FORMS._

See more about "PayPal Standard Button Integration"

__ SUPPORTS "BUY NOW" PRODUCTS/SERVICES

You can sell fixed-term or lifetime access using "Buy Now"
functionality. This is a popular way to sell products/services without
requiring a customer to have a PayPal account in order to complete
checkout; which is a limitation when using PayPal Standard "Buttons".
Selling it as "Buy Now" avoids the issue. _Another way to avoid this
limitation is to use s2Member's PayPal Pro integration (an s2Member
Pro feature), where Pro-Forms are used instead of "Buttons". See:
PAYPAL PRO INTEGRATION W/ PRO-FORMS._

__ SUPPORTS RECURRING AND NON-RECURRING "SUBSCRIPTIONS"

You can sell access that requires a recurring payment. If recurring
payments fail too many times, access is terminated automatically by
s2Member. Subscriptions support both Standard and Custom Recurrences.
Or, you can sell access that is non-recurring; e.g., 6 days free, then
$39 for 1 year of access—where access & billing are both terminated
after the year is over; i.e. it is not recurring.

__ SUPPORTS A FREE OR PAID INITIAL/TRIAL PERIOD

With PayPal Standard you can set a free or paid initial/trial period
of any allowable length. For instance, $0.00 for the first X
days/weeks/months/years, then $39/mo. An initial/trial period can be
up to 5 years. _To avoid this limitation use s2Member's PayPal Pro
integration (an s2Member Pro feature), where Pro-Forms are used
instead of "Buttons". See: PAYPAL PRO INTEGRATION W/ PRO-FORMS._

__ SUPPORTS STANDARD & CUSTOM SUBSCRIPTION RECURRENCES

The following Subscription Recurrences are supported by PayPal
Standard Buttons: daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly,
quarterly, semi-yearly, and yearly. It is also possible to establish
custom Subscription Recurrences by editing the s2Member Shortcode
Attributes: rp="" and rt="" (e.g., every 2 days, every 2 weeks, every
9 months, or pretty much whatever is needed).

_NOTE: PayPal Standard Buttons support a maximum of 5 years between
Subscription Recurrences; i.e., it is not possible to charge someone
every 10 years. You can charge them every 5 years, or anything less
than 5 years. e.g., every 2 years, every 2 weeks, every month, every 2
months, etc._

__ SUPPORTS A FIXED NUMBER OF BILLING RECURRENCES

By default, recurring charges will remain ongoing until cancelled, or
until payments start failing. However, it is possible (using the
s2Member rrt="" Shortcode attribute) to terminate access & billing
after X billing cycles. Please note that a fixed number of
installments, also means a fixed period of access. If a customer's
billing is monthly, and you set rrt="3", billing will continue for
only 3 monthly installments. After that, billing will stop, and the
customer's access to the site will be revoked as well (based on your
s2Member EOT Behavior setting).

__ SUPPORTS FIXED-TERM ACCESS

For example, access can be granted for exactly 2 days, 2 weeks, 1
year, etc. This is made possible by s2Member's Auto-EOT System.
Fixed-term access can be sold as part of a non-recurring Subscription,
or as a "Buy Now" purchase. It is also possible to establish a custom
time-period by editing the s2Member Shortcode Attributes: rp="" and
rt="" (e.g., 3 days, 10 weeks, 9 months, or pretty much whatever is
needed).

__ SUPPORTS LIFETIME ACCESS

For example, you can sell a recurring Subscription that never expires
(i.e. not until the customer chooses to cancel). Or, you can generate
a "Buy Now" Button that sells lifetime access to a product/service;
i.e. a one-time fee that provides access that never expires.

__ SUPPORTS "BUY NOW" ACCESS TO SPECIFIC POSTS/PAGES

This is referred to as "Specific Post/Page Access"—customers are not
required to register at all. Specific Post/Page Access is like selling
a product—only, instead of shipping anything to the customer, you
just give them access to a specific Post/Page on your site; one that
you created in WordPress. A Specific Post/Page that is protected by
s2Member might contain a download link for your eBook, access to file
& music downloads, access to support services, etc. The possibilities
with this are endless; so long as your digital product can be
delivered through access to a WordPress Post/Page. You can also
package multiple Posts/Pages together into one "Buy Now" transaction.

__ SUPPORTS INDEPENDENT CUSTOM CAPABILITIES

In addition to selling a Membership that already comes with Custom
Capabilities—with PayPal Standard Buttons you can also sell
additional (Independent) Custom Capabilities to existing members of
your site. Independent Custom Capabilities are added to a customer's
account immediately after checkout, and the customer will have the
Custom Capabilities for as long as their membership lasts.

__ SUPPORTS CUSTOM THANK-YOU PAGE URLS REQUIRES S2MEMBER PRO

With s2Member Pro, PayPal Standard Buttons can use a custom Thank-You
Page URL. It becomes possible for you to customize the
success="http://..." Shortcode attribute. This allows you to define a
custom URL of your own, where you might create a Post/Page in
WordPress that thanks a customer for their purchase, and provides
additional details about how to proceed.

__ PAYPAL PRO INTEGRATION W/ PRO-FORMS

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__ AVAILABLE TO MERCHANTS IN THE US, UK, AND CANADA

Please see Product Availability for PayPal's "Website Payments Pro"

service.

_NOTE: PayPal Pro requires a formal application and a small monthly
fee. Please see: PayPal Website Payments Pro
._

_NOTE: s2Member Pro supports PayPal Website Payments Pro
and PayPal
Website Payments Pro (Payflow Edition)
.
s2Member Pro DOES NOT SUPPORT Payflow as a stand-alone product. There
is a difference. s2Member's support for Payflow is limited to "PayPal
Website Payments Pro (Payflow Edition)"; where the Payflow "Edition"
of PayPal Pro is now very common in newer PayPal Pro accounts; i.e.,
if you signup for PayPal Website Payments Pro
today, you
will get the Payflow Edition automatically—and that's fine! __
    ~ It's the stand-alone Payflow Payment Gateway
that we
do not support._

__ CHECKOUT OCCURS ON YOUR SITE; VIA PRO-FORMS

PayPal Pro-Forms (instead of PayPal Standard Buttons). s2Member's
PayPal Pro-Forms integrate seamlessly with WordPress Shortcodes. This
allows you to keep customers on your site at all times, and it
consolidates registration/checkout into a single step. Since checkout
occurs on your site, you can dress up the Post/Page containing your
Pro-Form in ways that are most effective for your product/service.

__ YOU CAN ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF PAYMENT

If you choose to integrate with PayPal Pro, you can accept all major
credit cards, plus any funding source supported by PayPal Express
Checkout; i.e., a credit/debit card, the customer's PayPal balance,
their checking account, and others—depending upon your PayPal
account configuration.

__ FULL IPN INTEGRATION (INSTANT PAYMENT NOTIFICATIONS)

Instant Payment Notifications

(IPNs) are messages (behind-the-scenes, via HTTP) that automatically
notify s2Member about events related to PayPal transactions. s2Member
uses this to automate back-office and administrative functions, like
automatically fulfilling orders or terminating access when a customer
cancels their subscription or forces a refund/chargeback.

__ BUILT-IN PAYPAL® PRO-FORM GENERATORS

s2Member's Pro-Form Generators (in your WordPress Dashboard) are _so_
convenient! With these, you can establish a free trial period (or an
initial fee), the cost & billing interval, whether it will be
recurring, and much more. You can even set the Membership Level and
add a list of any Custom Capabilities that you intend to bundle.
Pro-Form Generators provided by s2Member produce a WordPress Shortcode
that can be copied/pasted into a Post or Page in WordPress. Pro-Forms
are, by far, the easiest way to implement on-site credit card
processing.

See more about "PayPal Pro Integration w/ Pro-Forms"

__ SUPPORTS "BUY NOW" PRODUCTS/SERVICES

You can sell fixed-term or lifetime access using "Buy Now"
functionality. The term, "Buy Now" indicates that it's a one-time fee
that will not recur. This is a popular way to sell products/services
with PayPal Pro, because "Buy Now" functionality does not require you
to enable Recurring Billing in your Website Payments Pro account.

__ SUPPORTS RECURRING AND NON-RECURRING "SUBSCRIPTIONS"

You can sell access that requires a recurring payment. If recurring
payments fail too many times, access is terminated automatically by
s2Member. Subscriptions support both Standard and Custom Recurrences.
Or, you can sell access that is non-recurring; e.g., 6 days free, then
$39 for 1 year of access—where access & billing are both terminated
after the year is over; i.e. it is not recurring.

_NOTE: You must enable Recurring Billing

(aka: Recurring Payments) in your PayPal Pro account before you can
sell recurring or non-recurring Subscriptions with s2Member Pro.
PayPal charges an additional monthly fee for PayPal Pro Recurring
Billing service._

__ SUPPORTS A FREE OR PAID INITIAL/TRIAL PERIOD

With PayPal Pro you can set a free or paid initial/trial period of any
length. For instance, $0.00 for the first X days/weeks/months/years,
then $39/mo. An initial/trial period can be any length of time that
you like; i.e. there is no limit to the length of an initial/trial
period whatsoever.

__ SUPPORTS STANDARD & CUSTOM SUBSCRIPTION RECURRENCES

The following Subscription Recurrences are supported by PayPal
Pro-Forms: weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-yearly, and
yearly. It is also possible to establish custom Subscription
Recurrences by editing the s2Member Shortcode Attributes: rp="" and
rt="" (e.g., every 2 days, every 2 weeks, every 9 months, or pretty
much whatever is needed).

_NOTE: PayPal Pro does not support daily Subscription Recurrences. The
minimum is weekly. Also, there is a maximum of 1 year between
Subscription Recurrences; i.e., it is not possible to charge someone
every 2 years. You can charge them every 1 year, or anything less than
1 year. e.g., every 2 weeks, every month, every 2 months, twice
monthly, twice yearly, etc._

_PAYPAL PRO (PAYFLOW EDITION): If you have a PayPal Pro (Payflow
Edition) account, please take note. Payflow Edition supports only a
specific set of Subscription Recurrences. Pro-Forms integrated with
the Payflow Edition can be configured to charge: weekly, bi-weekly,
monthly, quarterly, semi-yearly or yearly. Custom Recurrences are not
possible with the Payflow Edition._

__ SUPPORTS A FIXED NUMBER OF BILLING RECURRENCES

By default, recurring charges will remain ongoing until cancelled, or
until payments start failing. However, it is possible (using the
s2Member rrt="" Shortcode attribute) to terminate access & billing
after X billing cycles. Please note that a fixed number of
installments, also means a fixed period of access. If a customer's
billing is monthly, and you set rrt="3", billing will continue for
only 3 monthly installments. After that, billing will stop, and the
customer's access to the site will be revoked as well (based on your
s2Member EOT Behavior setting).

__ SUPPORTS FIXED-TERM ACCESS

For example, access can be granted for exactly 7 days, 2 weeks, 1
year, etc. This is made possible by s2Member's Auto-EOT System.
Fixed-term access can be sold as part of a non-recurring Subscription,
or as a "Buy Now" purchase. It is also possible to establish a custom
time-period by editing the s2Member Shortcode Attributes: rp="" and
rt="" (e.g., 3 days, 10 weeks, 9 months, or pretty much whatever is
needed).

__ SUPPORTS LIFETIME ACCESS

For example, you can sell a recurring Subscription that never expires
(i.e. not until the customer chooses to cancel). Or, you can generate
a "Buy Now" Pro-Form that sells lifetime access to a product/service;
i.e. a one-time fee that provides access that never expires.

__ SUPPORTS "BUY NOW" ACCESS TO SPECIFIC POSTS/PAGES

This is referred to as "Specific Post/Page Access"—customers are not
required to register at all. Specific Post/Page Access is like selling
a product—only, instead of shipping anything to the customer, you
just give them access to a specific Post/Page on your site; one that
you created in WordPress. A Specific Post/Page that is protected by
s2Member might contain a download link for your eBook, access to file
& music downloads, access to support services, etc. The possibilities
with this are endless; so long as your digital product can be
delivered through access to a WordPress Post/Page. You can also
package multiple Posts/Pages together into one "Buy Now" transaction.

__ SUPPORTS INDEPENDENT CUSTOM CAPABILITIES

In addition to selling a Membership that already comes with Custom
Capabilities—with PayPal Pro-Forms you can also sell additional
(Independent) Custom Capabilities to existing members of your site.
Independent Custom Capabilities are added to a customer's account
immediately after checkout, and the customer will have the Custom
Capabilities for as long as their membership lasts.

__ SUPPORTS COUPON CODE CONFIGURATIONS

With PayPal Pro-Forms, you can build a configurable list of Coupon
Codes that provide a flat-rate discount, or a percentage-based
discount; up to and including 100% of the transaction amount (i.e., a
100% free checkout experience is possible). Coupons can be limited in
scope too. Such as limiting the discount to the first/initial payment
only, or to regular recurring payments only. It's also possible to
limit Coupon Codes to specific Pro-Form instances, to specific
customers, to specific dates, and even put a limit on the maximum
number of times that a specific Coupon Code can be used collectively.
_It's also possible to integrate s2Member's Coupon Code functionality
with affiliate platforms. Affiliates can be identified through
promotions that use affiliate-specific Coupon Codes, which your
Pro-Forms will graciously accept_.

__ SUPPORTS THE SALE OF GIFT/REDEMPTION CODES

With PayPal Pro-Forms, you can sell access to auto-generated
Gift/Redemption Codes (using the Shortcode: ).
This makes it possible for you to sell Gift Certificates (aka: Gift
Codes). Or, you can sell one customer access to an account that
includes a list of Redemption Codes that they can share with others on
their team or in their group. Gift/Redemption Codes can provide a
flat-rate discount, or a percentage-based discount; up to and
including 100% of the transaction amount.

__ SUPPORTS VIRTUAL TERMINAL TRANSACTIONS (MANUAL PAYMENT PROCESSING)


You can accept offline payments (e.g., check by mail, funds collected
in cash, by phone, etc). Customer accounts can be created from your
WordPress Dashboard to fulfill orders, or through s2Member's Pro
Remote Operations API. With PayPal Pro, you will also acquire a
Virtual Terminal where you can process credit cards manually by
logging into your PayPal Pro account.

__ SUPPORTS CUSTOM THANK-YOU PAGE URLS

With PayPal Pro-Forms, you can customize the success="http://..."
Shortcode attribute. This allows you to define a custom URL of your
own, where you might create a Post/Page in WordPress that thanks a
customer for their purchase, and provides additional details about how
to proceed.

__ STRIPE INTEGRATION W/ PRO-FORMS __

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__ AVAILABLE TO MERCHANTS IN 18+ COUNTRIES

Please see Product Availability for Stripe
to learn more.

___ MOST POPULAR: Stripe is the easiest, cheapest, and most powerful
payment gateway. It integrates with s2Member Pro-Forms too, so it
supports all s2Member Pro features. No monthly fees! Highly
recommended by s2Member. ~ You can get your free Stripe account here
._

__ CHECKOUT OCCURS ON YOUR SITE; VIA PRO-FORMS

s2Member's Stripe Pro-Forms integrate seamlessly with WordPress
Shortcodes. This allows you to keep customers on your site at all
times, and it consolidates registration/checkout into a single step.
Since checkout occurs on your site, you can dress up the Post/Page
containing your Pro-Form in ways that are most effective for your
product/service.

__ YOU CAN ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF PAYMENT

If you choose to integrate with Stripe, you can accept almost any type
of credit/debit card. See this article

for further details. _NOTE: Stripe is also working to integrate
Bitcoin soon! Yet another reason to choose Stripe over other competing
services. See this portal if you'd like
to learn more._

__ FULL INTEGRATION W/ STRIPE WEBHOOKS

Webhooks (aka: IPNs) are messages
(behind-the-scenes, via HTTP) that automatically notify s2Member about
events related to Stripe transactions. s2Member uses this to automate
back-office and administrative functions, like automatically
fulfilling orders or terminating access when a customer cancels their
subscription or forces a refund/chargeback.

__ BUILT-IN STRIPE® PRO-FORM GENERATORS

s2Member's Pro-Form Generators (in your WordPress Dashboard) are _so_
convenient! With these, you can establish a free trial period (or an
initial fee), the cost & billing interval, whether it will be
recurring, and much more. You can even set the Membership Level and
add a list of any Custom Capabilities that you intend to bundle.
Pro-Form Generators provided by s2Member produce a WordPress Shortcode
that can be copied/pasted into a Post or Page in WordPress. Pro-Forms
are, by far, the easiest way to implement on-site credit card
processing.

See more about "Stripe Integration w/ Pro-Forms"

__ SUPPORTS "BUY NOW" PRODUCTS/SERVICES

You can sell fixed-term or lifetime access using "Buy Now"
functionality. The term, "Buy Now" indicates that it's a one-time fee
that will not recur. This is a popular way to sell products/services
with Stripe.

__ SUPPORTS RECURRING AND NON-RECURRING "SUBSCRIPTIONS"

You can sell access that requires a recurring payment. If recurring
payments fail too many times, access is terminated automatically by
s2Member. Subscriptions support both Standard and Custom Recurrences.
Or, you can sell access that is non-recurring; e.g., 6 days free, then
$39 for 1 year of access—where access & billing are both terminated
after the year is over; i.e. it is not recurring.

__ SUPPORTS A FREE OR PAID INITIAL/TRIAL PERIOD

With Stripe you can set a free or paid initial/trial period of any
length. For instance, $0.00 for the first X days/weeks/months/years,
then $39/mo. An initial/trial period can be any length of time that
you like; i.e. there is no limit to the length of an initial/trial
period whatsoever.

__ SUPPORTS STANDARD & CUSTOM SUBSCRIPTION RECURRENCES

The following Subscription Recurrences are supported by Stripe
Pro-Forms: daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly,
semi-yearly, and yearly. It is also possible to establish custom
Subscription Recurrences by editing the s2Member Shortcode Attributes:
rp="" and rt="" (e.g., every 2 days, every 2 weeks, every 9 months, or
pretty much whatever is needed).

_NOTE: Stripe supports a maximum of 1 year between Subscription
Recurrences; i.e., it is not possible to charge someone every 2 years.
You can charge them every 1 year, or anything less than 1 year. e.g.,
every 2 days, every 2 weeks, every month, etc._

__ SUPPORTS A FIXED NUMBER OF BILLING RECURRENCES

By default, recurring charges will remain ongoing until cancelled, or
until payments start failing. However, it is possible (using the
s2Member rrt="" Shortcode attribute) to terminate access & billing
after X billing cycles. Please note that a fixed number of
installments, also means a fixed period of access. If a customer's
billing is monthly, and you set rrt="3", billing will continue for
only 3 monthly installments. After that, billing will stop, and the
customer's access to the site will be revoked as well (based on your
s2Member EOT Behavior setting).

__ SUPPORTS FIXED-TERM ACCESS

For example, access can be granted for exactly 2 days, 2 weeks, 1
year, etc. This is made possible by s2Member's Auto-EOT System.
Fixed-term access can be sold as part of a non-recurring Subscription,
or as a "Buy Now" purchase. It is also possible to establish a custom
time-period by editing the s2Member Shortcode Attributes: rp="" and
rt="" (e.g., 3 days, 10 weeks, 9 months, or pretty much whatever is
needed).

__ SUPPORTS LIFETIME ACCESS

For example, you can sell a recurring Subscription that never expires
(i.e. not until the customer chooses to cancel). Or, you can generate
a "Buy Now" Pro-Form that sells lifetime access to a product/service;
i.e. a one-time fee that provides access that never expires.

__ SUPPORTS "BUY NOW" ACCESS TO SPECIFIC POSTS/PAGES

This is referred to as "Specific Post/Page Access"—customers are not
required to register at all. Specific Post/Page Access is like selling
a product—only, instead of shipping anything to the customer, you
just give them access to a specific Post/Page on your site; one that
you created in WordPress. A Specific Post/Page that is protected by
s2Member might contain a download link for your eBook, access to file
& music downloads, access to support services, etc. The possibilities
with this are endless; so long as your digital product can be
delivered through access to a WordPress Post/Page. You can also
package multiple Posts/Pages together into one "Buy Now" transaction.

__ SUPPORTS INDEPENDENT CUSTOM CAPABILITIES

In addition to selling a Membership that already comes with Custom
Capabilities—with Stripe Pro-Forms you can also sell additional
(Independent) Custom Capabilities to existing members of your site.
Independent Custom Capabilities are added to a customer's account
immediately after checkout, and the customer will have the Custom
Capabilities for as long as their membership lasts.

__ SUPPORTS COUPON CODE CONFIGURATIONS

With Stripe Pro-Forms, you can build a configurable list of Coupon
Codes that provide a flat-rate discount, or a percentage-based
discount; up to and including 100% of the transaction amount (i.e., a
100% free checkout experience is possible). Coupons can be limited in
scope too. Such as limiting the discount to the first/initial payment
only, or to regular recurring payments only. It's also possible to
limit Coupon Codes to specific Pro-Form instances, to specific
customers, to specific dates, and even put a limit on the maximum
number of times that a specific Coupon Code can be used collectively.
_It's also possible to integrate s2Member's Coupon Code functionality
with affiliate platforms. Affiliates can be identified through
promotions that use affiliate-specific Coupon Codes, which your
Pro-Forms will graciously accept_.

_NOTE: s2Member does not integrate with Stripe-generated Coupon Codes.
Functionality associated with Coupon Codes is provided by s2Member
itself to increase flexibility. For this reason, it's important to
note that s2Member Pro-Forms will not accept Coupon Codes that you
configure in your Stripe Dashboard. Please configure all Coupon Codes
in WordPress using s2Member. ___

__ SUPPORTS THE SALE OF GIFT/REDEMPTION CODES

With Stripe Pro-Forms, you can sell access to auto-generated
Gift/Redemption Codes (using the Shortcode: ).
This makes it possible for you to sell Gift Certificates (aka: Gift
Codes). Or, you can sell one customer access to an account that
includes a list of Redemption Codes that they can share with others on
their team or in their group. Gift/Redemption Codes can provide a
flat-rate discount, or a percentage-based discount; up to and
including 100% of the transaction amount.

__ SUPPORTS VIRTUAL TERMINAL TRANSACTIONS (MANUAL PAYMENT PROCESSING)


You can accept offline payments (e.g., check by mail, funds collected
in cash, by phone, etc). Customer accounts can be created from your
WordPress Dashboard to fulfill orders, or through s2Member's Pro
Remote Operations API. With Stripe, you will also acquire a Virtual
Terminal where you can process credit cards manually by logging into
your Stripe account.

__ SUPPORTS CUSTOM THANK-YOU PAGE URLS

With Stripe Pro-Forms, you can customize the success="http://..."
Shortcode attribute. This allows you to define a custom URL of your
own, where you might create a Post/Page in WordPress that thanks a
customer for their purchase, and provides additional details about how
to proceed.

__ AUTHORIZE.NET W/ PRO-FORMS

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__ AVAILABLE TO MERCHANTS IN 5+ COUNTRIES

Please see Product Availability for Authorize.Net
to learn more.

_NOTE: Authorize.Net requires a formal application and a small monthly
fee. Please see: Authorize.Net Payment Gateway Application
._

__ CHECKOUT OCCURS ON YOUR SITE; VIA PRO-FORMS

s2Member's Authorize.Net Pro-Forms integrate seamlessly with WordPress
Shortcodes. This allows you to keep customers on your site at all
times, and it consolidates registration/checkout into a single step.
Since checkout occurs on your site, you can dress up the Post/Page
containing your Pro-Form in ways that are most effective for your
product/service.

__ YOU CAN ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF PAYMENT

If you choose to integrate with Authorize.Net, you can accept almost
any type of credit or debit card. See this article

for further details.

__ FULL INTEGRATION WITH AUTHORIZE.NET AIM/ARB AND SILENT POSTS

AIM (Advanced Integration
Method) allows merchants to host their own secure payment form on a
website, mobile device, etc., and send transactions to the payment
gateway using an end-to-end secure sockets layer (SSL) connection.
s2Member also support ARBs (Automated-Recurring Billing
),
and Silent Posts (aka: IPNs). Silent Posts are messages
(behind-the-scenes, via HTTP) that automatically notify s2Member about
events related to Authorize.Net transactions. s2Member uses this to
automate back-office and administrative functions, like automatically
fulfilling orders or terminating access when a customer cancels their
subscription.

__ BUILT-IN AUTHORIZE.NET® PRO-FORM GENERATORS

s2Member's Pro-Form Generators (in your WordPress Dashboard) are _so_
convenient! With these, you can establish a free trial period (or an
initial fee), the cost & billing interval, whether it will be
recurring, and much more. You can even set the Membership Level and
add a list of any Custom Capabilities that you intend to bundle.
Pro-Form Generators provided by s2Member produce a WordPress Shortcode
that can be copied/pasted into a Post or Page in WordPress. Pro-Forms
are, by far, the easiest way to implement on-site credit card
processing.

See more about "Authorize.Net Integration w/ Pro-Forms"

__ SUPPORTS "BUY NOW" PRODUCTS/SERVICES

You can sell fixed-term or lifetime access using "Buy Now"
functionality. The term, "Buy Now" indicates that it's a one-time fee
that will not recur. This is a popular way to sell products/services
with Authorize.Net.

__ SUPPORTS RECURRING AND NON-RECURRING "SUBSCRIPTIONS"

You can sell access that requires a recurring payment. If recurring
payments fail too many times, access is terminated automatically by
s2Member. Subscriptions support both Standard and Custom Recurrences.
Or, you can sell access that is non-recurring; e.g., 6 days free, then
$39 for 1 year of access—where access & billing are both terminated
after the year is over; i.e. it is not recurring.

__ SUPPORTS A FREE OR PAID INITIAL/TRIAL PERIOD

With Authorize.Net you can set a free or paid initial/trial period of
any length. For instance, $0.00 for the first X
days/weeks/months/years, then $39/mo. An initial/trial period can be
any length of time that you like; i.e. there is no limit to the length
of an initial/trial period whatsoever.

__ SUPPORTS STANDARD & CUSTOM SUBSCRIPTION RECURRENCES

The following Subscription Recurrences are supported by Authorize.Net
Pro-Forms: weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly,
semi-yearly, and yearly. It is also possible to establish custom
Subscription Recurrences by editing the s2Member Shortcode Attributes:
rp="" and rt="" (e.g., every 2 weeks, every 3 months, every 9 months,
or pretty much whatever is needed).

_NOTE: Authorize.Net does not support daily Subscription Recurrences.
The minimum is weekly. Also, there is a maximum of 1 year between
Subscription Recurrences; i.e., it is not possible to charge someone
every 2 years. You can charge them every 1 year, or anything less than
1 year. e.g., every 2 weeks, every month, every 2 months, twice a
month, twice yearly, etc._

__ SUPPORTS A FIXED NUMBER OF BILLING RECURRENCES

By default, recurring charges will remain ongoing until cancelled, or
until payments start failing. However, it is possible (using the
s2Member rrt="" Shortcode attribute) to terminate access & billing
after X billing cycles. Please note that a fixed number of
installments, also means a fixed period of access. If a customer's
billing is monthly, and you set rrt="3", billing will continue for
only 3 monthly installments. After that, billing will stop, and the
customer's access to the site will be revoked as well (based on your
s2Member EOT Behavior setting).

__ SUPPORTS FIXED-TERM ACCESS

For example, access can be granted for exactly 7 days, 2 weeks, 1
year, etc. This is made possible by s2Member's Auto-EOT System.
Fixed-term access can be sold as part of a non-recurring Subscription,
or as a "Buy Now" purchase. It is also possible to establish a custom
time-period by editing the s2Member Shortcode Attributes: rp="" and
rt="" (e.g., 3 days, 10 weeks, 9 months, or pretty much whatever is
needed).

__ SUPPORTS LIFETIME ACCESS

For example, you can sell a recurring Subscription that never expires
(i.e. not until the customer chooses to cancel). Or, you can generate
a "Buy Now" Pro-Form that sells lifetime access to a product/service;
i.e. a one-time fee that provides access that never expires.

__ SUPPORTS "BUY NOW" ACCESS TO SPECIFIC POSTS/PAGES

This is referred to as "Specific Post/Page Access"—customers are not
required to register at all. Specific Post/Page Access is like selling
a product—only, instead of shipping anything to the customer, you
just give them access to a specific Post/Page on your site; one that
you created in WordPress. A Specific Post/Page that is protected by
s2Member might contain a download link for your eBook, access to file
& music downloads, access to support services, etc. The possibilities
with this are endless; so long as your digital product can be
delivered through access to a WordPress Post/Page. You can also
package multiple Posts/Pages together into one "Buy Now" transaction.

__ SUPPORTS INDEPENDENT CUSTOM CAPABILITIES

In addition to selling a Membership that already comes with Custom
Capabilities—with Authorize.Net Pro-Forms you can also sell
additional (Independent) Custom Capabilities to existing members of
your site. Independent Custom Capabilities are added to a customer's
account immediately after checkout, and the customer will have the
Custom Capabilities for as long as their membership lasts.

__ SUPPORTS COUPON CODE CONFIGURATIONS

With Authorize.Net Pro-Forms, you can build a configurable list of
Coupon Codes that provide a flat-rate discount, or a percentage-based
discount; up to and including 100% of the transaction amount (i.e., a
100% free checkout experience is possible). Coupons can be limited in
scope too. Such as limiting the discount to the first/initial payment
only, or to regular recurring payments only. It's also possible to
limit Coupon Codes to specific Pro-Form instances, to specific
customers, to specific dates, and even put a limit on the maximum
number of times that a specific Coupon Code can be used collectively.
_It's also possible to integrate s2Member's Coupon Code functionality
with affiliate platforms. Affiliates can be identified through
promotions that use affiliate-specific Coupon Codes, which your
Pro-Forms will graciously accept_.

__ SUPPORTS THE SALE OF GIFT/REDEMPTION CODES

With Authorize.Net Pro-Forms, you can sell access to auto-generated
Gift/Redemption Codes (using the Shortcode: ).
This makes it possible for you to sell Gift Certificates (aka: Gift
Codes). Or, you can sell one customer access to an account that
includes a list of Redemption Codes that they can share with others on
their team or in their group. Gift/Redemption Codes can provide a
flat-rate discount, or a percentage-based discount; up to and
including 100% of the transaction amount.

__ SUPPORTS VIRTUAL TERMINAL TRANSACTIONS (MANUAL PAYMENT PROCESSING)


You can accept offline payments (e.g., check by mail, funds collected
in cash, by phone, etc). Customer accounts can be created from your
WordPress Dashboard to fulfill orders, or through s2Member's Pro
Remote Operations API. With Authorize.Net, you will also acquire a
Virtual Terminal where you can process credit cards manually by
logging into your Authorize.Net account.

__ SUPPORTS CUSTOM THANK-YOU PAGE URLS

With Authorize.Net Pro-Forms, you can customize the
success="http://..." Shortcode attribute. This allows you to define a
custom URL of your own, where you might create a Post/Page in
WordPress that thanks a customer for their purchase, and provides
additional details about how you'd like them to proceed now that
checkout is complete.

__ CLICKBANK BUTTON INTEGRATION

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__ AVAILABLE TO MERCHANTS IN MOST COUNTRIES

Please see Countries Compatible w/ ClickBank Direct Deposit

service.

__ CHECKOUT OCCURS AT CLICKBANK.COM

With ClickBank (a hosted solution); customers _do_ leave your site to
complete checkout at ClickBank.com, and then they return to complete
registration afterward. _If you want to avoid this limitation use
s2Member's PayPal Pro, Stripe, or Authorize.Net integrations, where
Pro-Forms are used instead of Buttons, and registration/checkout are
both completed in a single step at your site._

__ YOU CAN ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF PAYMENT

If you choose to integrate with ClickBank, you can accept almost any
type of credit or debit card, and you can also accept PayPal. See this
article

and/or contact ClickBank support for further details regarding
accepted payment methods.

__ FULL IPN INTEGRATION (INSTANT PAYMENT NOTIFICATIONS)

Instant Payment Notifications

(IPNs) are messages (behind-the-scenes, via HTTP) that automatically
notify s2Member about events related to ClickBank transactions.
s2Member uses this to automate back-office and administrative
functions, like automatically fulfilling orders or terminating access
when a customer cancels their subscription or forces a
refund/chargeback.

__ FULL API & THANK-YOU PAGE INTEGRATION

The ClickBank API
is a
secure method to retrieve the details about a ClickBank transaction so
that s2Member can process it in real-time (as checkout is completed);
and without needing to wait for an IPN to occur silently
behind-the-scenes. This works together with ClickBank's Thank-You Page

functionality—a customer is immediately returned to your site after
completing checkout at ClickBank.

__ BUILT-IN CLICKBANK® BUTTON GENERATORS

s2Member's Button Generators (in your WordPress Dashboard) are _so_
convenient! With these, you can establish a free trial period (or an
initial fee), the cost & billing interval, whether it will be
recurring, and much more. You can even set the Membership Level and
add a list of any Custom Capabilities that you intend to bundle.
Button Generators provided by s2Member produce a WordPress Shortcode
that can be copied/pasted into a Post or Page in WordPress. _s2Member
Pro-Forms work the same way. We recommend: STRIPE INTEGRATION W/
PRO-FORMS._

See more about "ClickBank Button Integration"

__ SUPPORTS "BUY NOW" PRODUCTS/SERVICES

You can sell fixed-term or lifetime access using "Buy Now"
functionality. This is a popular way to sell products/services with
ClickBank; i.e., a one-time fee that does not recur. With s2Member,
this can be used to sell lifetime access. Or, you can limit the access
to 1 day, 2 weeks, 6 months, or pretty much whatever is needed;
powered by s2Member's Auto-EOT System.

__ SUPPORTS RECURRING AND NON-RECURRING "SUBSCRIPTIONS"

You can sell access that requires a recurring payment. If recurring
payments fail too many times, access is terminated automatically by
s2Member. Subscriptions support Standard ClickBank Recurrences. Or,
you can sell access that is non-recurring; e.g., 6 days free, then $39
for 3 months of access—where access & billing are both terminated
after 3 months; i.e. it is not recurring.

__ SUPPORTS A FREE OR PAID INITIAL/TRIAL PERIOD

With ClickBank you can set a free or paid initial/trial period of any
allowable length. For instance, $0.00 for the first X days, then
$39/mo. An initial/trial period can be up to 31 days. _To avoid this
limitation use s2Member's PayPal Pro, Stripe, or Authorize.Net
integrations, where Pro-Forms are used for on-site credit card
processing. We recommend: STRIPE INTEGRATION W/ PRO-FORMS._

__ SUPPORTS STANDARD CLICKBANK SUBSCRIPTION RECURRENCES

The following Subscription Recurrences are supported by ClickBank
Buttons: weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly. The minimum being
weekly, the maximum being quarterly. _To avoid this limitation use
s2Member's PayPal Pro, Stripe, or Authorize.Net integrations, where
Pro-Forms are used for on-site credit card processing. We recommend:
STRIPE INTEGRATION W/ PRO-FORMS._

__ SUPPORTS A FIXED NUMBER OF BILLING RECURRENCES

By default, recurring charges will remain ongoing until cancelled, or
until payments start failing. However, it is possible (with
ClickBank's Billing Duration feature) to terminate access & billing
after X billing cycles. Please note that a fixed number of
installments, also means a fixed period of access. If a customer's
billing is monthly, and you set Billing Duration to 3, billing will
continue for only 3 monthly installments. After that, billing will
stop, and the customer's access to the site will be revoked as well
(based on your s2Member EOT Behavior setting).

__ SUPPORTS FIXED-TERM ACCESS

For example, access can be granted for exactly 2 days, 2 weeks, 1
year, etc. This is made possible by s2Member's Auto-EOT System.
Fixed-term access can be sold as a "Buy Now" purchase. It is also
possible to establish a custom time-period by editing the s2Member
Shortcode Attributes: rp="" and rt="" (e.g., 3 days, 10 weeks, 9
months, or pretty much whatever is needed).

__ SUPPORTS LIFETIME ACCESS

For example, you can sell a recurring Subscription that never expires
(i.e. not until the customer chooses to cancel). Or, you can generate
a "Buy Now" Button that sells lifetime access to a product/service;
i.e. a one-time fee that provides access that never expires.

__ SUPPORTS "BUY NOW" ACCESS TO SPECIFIC POSTS/PAGES

This is referred to as "Specific Post/Page Access"—customers are not
required to register at all. Specific Post/Page Access is like selling
a product—only, instead of shipping anything to the customer, you
just give them access to a specific Post/Page on your site; one that
you created in WordPress. A Specific Post/Page that is protected by
s2Member might contain a download link for your eBook, access to file
& music downloads, access to support services, etc. The possibilities
with this are endless; so long as your digital product can be
delivered through access to a WordPress Post/Page. You can also
package multiple Posts/Pages together into one "Buy Now" transaction.

__ SUPPORTS INDEPENDENT CUSTOM CAPABILITIES

In addition to selling a Membership that already comes with Custom
Capabilities—with ClickBank Buttons you can also sell additional
(Independent) Custom Capabilities to existing members of your site.
Independent Custom Capabilities are added to a customer's account
immediately after checkout, and the customer will have the Custom
Capabilities for as long as their membership lasts.

__ SUPPORTS PITCH-PLUS UPSELL FLOW PATHS

s2Member supports PitchPlus Upsells
—a
ClickBank-specific feature. Both PitchPlus Basic and PitchPlus
Advanced are supported. This feature works best when you enable Open
Registration with s2Member. Have your customers register (free) before
completing checkout. This way upsell choices can be associated with
their account in real-time, preventing multiple transactional emails
that may conflict with one another—depending on which options were
chosen in the Upsell Flow path. Again, this works best when you apply
an Upsell Flow to a customer that is already registered. See: S2MEMBER
→ GENERAL OPTIONS → OPEN REGISTRATION. Or, use a Pro-Form to
facilitate free registration.

__ SUPPORTS CUSTOM THANK-YOU PAGE URLS

With ClickBank Buttons, you can use a custom Thank-You Page URL of
your choosing whenever you create a Product at ClickBank. s2Member
allows you to define a custom URL of your own (via
&s2member_pro_clickbank_return_success=http://...), where you might
create a Post/Page in WordPress that thanks a customer for their
purchase, and provides additional details about how to proceed.

__ WORDPRESS ROLES/CAPABILITIES/CCAPS

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__ SEAMLESS INTEGRATION WITH WORDPRESS

s2Member integrates seamlessly with an existing WordPress® concept
that facilitates varying degrees of permission across different
portions of a site or service (including the backend of WordPress
itself). So Roles/Capabilities are not something new that s2Member
introduces, it simply works with and customizes an existing WordPress
community concept.

For example, you may already know that site owners are normally
WordPress Administrators. A WordPress "Administrator" being your Role
on the site. This Administrator Role grants you the ability to do
certain things, because it includes many different Capabilities (like
edit_posts, install_plugins, etc). To learn more about
Roles/Capabilities in the WordPress core, please see this article in
the WP Codex .

__ S2MEMBER ROLES/CAPABILITIES (INCLUDING BBPRESS/BUDDYPRESS SUPPORT)


When you install s2Member it adds some additional Roles and
Capabilities to a default installation of WordPress. s2Member also
makes extensive use of an existing Role in WordPress, the Subscriber
Role. s2Member uses the Subscriber Role to classify Free Subscribers
(i.e. people with an account—but they've not paid you anything yet).
Or, maybe they _have_ paid you for something in the past, but they
were since demoted back down to the Subscriber Role (so they no longer
have Membership privileges; i.e., Capabilities).

Upon plugin activation (or reactivation), s2Member creates a new Role
for each Membership Level that you offer, and each of these Membership
Levels gains incremental access; i.e., a Member at Level 3 can also
access Membership Levels 2, 1, and 0. This is a basic structure that
works well for a lot of business models. For added flexibility,
s2Member also makes it possible to sell CCAPS (Custom Capabilities);
where Custom Capabilities can provide access to as much or as little
as you like (Posts, Pages, Categories, Tags, URIs, parts of a
Post/Page, and more)— and without incremental access associated with
Membership Levels coming into play whatsoever.

Since s2Member also supports bbPress &
BuddyPress , Members at any Level (including
Free Subscribers) will be able to spectate and/or participate in
bbPress/BuddyPress forums too. Of course, you can also limit this sort
of access using one of s2Member's many Restriction Options.

__ S2MEMBER CUSTOM CAPABILITIES (CCAPS)

Custom Capabilities are for added flexibility. The WordPress function
current_user_can()
, can
be used to test for additional Custom Capabilities that you sell
access to. Whenever a Member completes checkout, after having
purchased a Membership from you (one that included Custom
Capabilities), s2Member will add those Custom Capabilities to the
account for that specific Member. You can watch this video
to learn more about the
power of Custom Capabilities. __

__ OPEN REGISTRATION OPTION

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__ FREE/OPEN REGISTRATION (ENABLE/DISABLE)

s2Member can lock-down all registration forms provided by WordPress
and many of the most popular plugins/themes for WordPress. In this
way, only paying customers can get an account. Or, you can choose to
allow Open Registration; making it possible to acquire Free
Subscribers that might later become customers by completing checkout
and upgrading their account to a paid status.

__ FREE/OPEN REGISTRATION WITH PRO-FORMS REQUIRES S2MEMBER PRO

s2Member Pro makes it possible to allow Open Registration using
Pro-Forms of your choosing—even if you don't intend to use Pro-Forms
or a payment gateway. Free Registration Pro-Forms can be used to
acquire new users (regardless of your global Open Registration
setting). They can also be used to configure a specific Membership
Level, CCAPS, trial period, and more—specifically for Free
Subscribers, and based on a specific Pro-Form instance. In this way,
it is even possible to offer paid Membership Levels > 0 at no charge
whatsoever, and maybe for a limited-time only.

__ CONTENT RESTRICTION OPTIONS

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__ S2MEMBER CAN PROTECT ANYTHING/EVERYTHING IN WORDPRESS

Protect WordPress Pages, Posts, a specific Post Type, all Posts of a
specific Post Type, Tags, Categories, URIs, URI word fragments, URI
Replacement Codes for BuddyPress, Specific Post/Page "Buy Now" access,
Conditionals that test for Custom Capabilities, and even portions of
content within Posts, Pages, themes, plugins. Easily configurable &
highly extensible. You can even protect downloadable files and
streaming audio/video with s2Member. Store files locally, or use
s2Member's integration with Amazon® S3/CloudFront.

Content can be protected through an easy-to-use meta box in your
Post/Page Editing Station, through a global configuration provided by
s2Member's Restriction Options, or by integrating (Simple
Shortcode Conditionals) into your content. It's also possible to build
themes/plugins around s2Member, where you can call upon the
current_user_can()

function in your PHP template files. Flexibility is here!

__ ALTERNATIVE VIEW RESTRICTIONS

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__ SEARCHES, FEEDS, COMMENT FEEDS, CUSTOM MENUS, PAGE LISTS, AND
MORE!

s2Member protects Categories, Tags, Posts, Pages, Files, URIs & more.
However, even with all of those security restrictions, it's still
possible for protected content excerpts to be seen through Custom
Menus, XML feeds, in search results generated by WordPress, and/or
(depending on your theme), possibly in other Archive views; which
might include: Posts by Author, Posts by Date, a list of featured
items formulated by your theme, or even through other widgets/plugins
adding functionality to your site. ~ We refer to all of these
collectively, as "Alternative Views".

With s2Member's Alt. View Restrictions, you can tell s2Member to
protect some (or all) of these "Alternative Views", by filtering
WordPress database queries for you. s2Member can automatically hide
protected content that is not available to the current user. In other
words, s2Member is capable of pre-filtering all database queries, so
that excerpts of protected content will not be allowed to slip
through.

__ BRUTE-FORCE LOGIN PROTECTION

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__ PREVENTING BRUTE-FORCE ATTACKS BEFORE THEY BEGIN

As with any membership system, it is possible for someone to try and
guess username/password combinations by attempting a Brute Force
Attack ; whereby
multiple/repeated logins are strategically attempted with various
username/password combinations until a correct guess is made. It is
not likely that you'll be attacked in this way, but it's still a good
idea to protect your system; just in case somebody tries this.
s2Member thwarts this behavior by monitoring failed login attempts
that occur within a short period of time. Whenever s2Member detects an
IP address (i.e., a remote user) that is consistently failing to enter
a valid username/password, a temporary ban is created; preventing
additional attempts from taking place for 30 minutes (configurable).
This temporary ban, will only affect the offending IP address.

__ UNIQUE IP RESTRICTIONS

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__ TRACKING USERS BY THEIR IP ADDRESS (LOCATION)

As with any membership system, it is possible for one member to
signup, and then share their username with someone else; or even post
it online for the whole world to see. This is known as link sharing
(aka: username sharing). It is not likely that you'll be attacked in
this way, but it's still a good idea to protect your system; just in
case somebody tries this.

s2Member's Unique IP Restrictions work for Membership Level Access
(account logins), Specific Post/Page Access, Registration Links, and
other secure entry points. In all cases, the rules are simple. A
single username, access link, and/or entry point; is only valid for a
certain number of unique IP addresses. Once that limit is reached,
s2Member assumes there has been a security breach. At that time,
s2Member will place a temporary ban (preventing access) to a specific
post/page, or to an account associated with a particular username.
This temporary ban, will only affect the offending link and/or
username associated with the security breach. You can fine-tune this
behavior through configurable options.

__ SECURITY ENCRYPTION KEY

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__ GUARDING AGAINST OPEN SOURCE PEEPERS

Just like WordPress, s2Member is open-source software. Which is
wonderful. However, this also makes it possible for anyone to grab a
copy of the software, and try to learn their way around its security
measures. In order to keep your installation of s2Member
unique/secure, you should configure a Security Encryption Key.
s2Member will use your Security Encryption Key to protect itself
against hackers. It does this by encrypting all sensitive information
with your key. A Security Encryption Key is unique to your
installation.

__ SHORTCODE CONDITIONALS

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__ QUICK OVERVIEW; CONTENT RESTRICTION + SIMPLE SHORTCODE
CONDITIONALS

s2Member makes it very easy to protect entire Posts, Pages,
Categories, Tags, URIs, etc. This can be accomplished from the
WordPress Dashboard using one of s2Member's global Restriction
Options. Or, from your Post/Page editing station in WordPress you will
find a meta box where Restrictions can be applied. We consider all of
this to be point-and-click functionality. Very easy!

What many site owners don't realize though, is that s2Member _also_
makes it pretty easy to protect "parts" of a Post or Page. You can
even get creative about what you display to certain users; based upon
your own custom criteria. The Shortcode (Simple Shortcode
Conditionals) are the key to accomplishing this.

In fact, to say that s2Member (i.e., the Shortcode) can
merely protect "parts" of a Post or Page, is really an understatement.
With s2Member's Simple Shortcode Conditionals, you can not only
protect parts of your content, you can also deal with other kinds of
conditions; making a vital part of a successful membership
site.

__ SCENARIOS WHERE (SIMPLE SHORTCODE CONDITIONALS) CAN HELP!


* Sometimes it's necessary to allow everyone to access to your
content (i.e., everyone can land on a certain Post or Page and view
it); but maybe you need to hide (protect) a certain part of that
content. Or, maybe you need to display something different to
non-members, or to members with a specific type of access. These
represent the most common use cases.
* Maybe you need to change the way something appears (or even what
details are given), based on the current Post or Page, the current
Post Type, what Tags it may have, what Category it's in, what Sidebar
it's in, if it's Sticky or not, who authored the content, etc.
* Maybe you want to display certain data, but only if a user has
previously completed an action. Such as joining your mailing list,
filling out a survey, visiting a certain Post or Page, filling in a
value for a certain Profile Field, clicked a certain link, etc, etc.
* In some cases, you might want to display something different,
depending on the time of day it is; or depending upon how long an
existing member has been paying you. This would be considered Content
Dripping, and Simple Shortcode Conditionals can help with this too.

_There are many situations like this. Obviously, s2Member can't
possibly predict every possible scenario, in every possible business
model. What we can do is provide the tools you need to make things
like this easier to deal with. That's what the Shortcode is
for. ___

__ FILE DOWNLOAD RESTRICTIONS

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__ BASIC DOWNLOAD RESTRICTIONS

By basic, we mean that you will let s2Member control access to any
File Downloads that you make available. It's basic, because all you do
is simply tell s2Member how many unique File Downloads are allowed
within a given time-period, based on the Membership Level that a
particular user has. For instance, you might make 100 ZIP files
available, but you only allow Members at Level 1 to download a maximum
of 10 unique files each day/week/month/year. Members at Level 2 might
be allowed more, and so on.

__ ADVANCED DOWNLOAD RESTRICTIONS (W/ DOWNLOAD KEYS)

By advanced, we mean that you take complete control over the
availability of any File Downloads that you make available. s2Member
makes it possible for you (as the site owner) to produce Download Keys
(with help from the Shortcode), so that protected files can
be served to anyone; where all Basic Download Restrictions are
bypassed whenever you deem necessary. This makes it possible for you
to sell access to File Downloads in creative ways; i.e. in whatever
way you desire.

__ PROTECTED FILE DOWNLOAD STORAGE (LOCAL OR REMOTE)

s2Member can protect File Downloads locally
(/wp-content/plugins/s2member-files/*). Or, you can use s2Member's
integration with Amazon S3 and/or Amazon Cloudfront; where protected
File Downloads are stored remotely inside an Amazon S3 Bucket. The
Shortcode can then generate digitally-signed URLs that lead
to those files—using either Basic or Advanced methods.

__ INLINE DELIVERY; FILES ARE NOT ALWAYS "DOWNLOAD PROMPTS"

s2Member has the ability to deliver File Downloads with a download
prompt, or not. Without the download prompt, a file can actually be
served Inline; i.e., within the browser. This is a popular technique
for images, PDF files, and audio/video files. See also: PROTECTED
AUDIO/VIDEO STREAMS for additional considerations when serving
audio/video streams.

__ PROTECTED AUDIO/VIDEO STREAMS

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__ AUDIO/VIDEO FILES THROUGH AMAZON S3/CLOUDFRONT/JW PLAYER

s2Member has an optional integration with Amazon S3, Amazon
Cloudfront, and with JW Player. All of these services can be
integrated with s2Member. Once that is complete, you will then have an
easy-to-use Shortcode (provided by s2Member). This allows
you to serve protected audio/video streams through digitally-signed
URLs. Please watch this video tutorial
to learn more about the
Shortcode that brings all of this together inside
WordPress for you.

__ SEEKABLE (NON-DOWNLOADABLE) RTMP AUDIO/VIDEO STREAMS

One of the great things about Amazon CloudFront, is its ability to
stream/seek media files in the truest sense of the word. For sites
delivering protected FLV, MP4, OGG, WEBM and other streaming
audio/video file types over the RTMP protocol, Amazon CloudFront is
our recommendation. Once you've successfully configured s2Member to
use both Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront together, s2Member will
automatically serve your protected files over the RTMP protocol using
an Amazon CloudFront Streaming Distribution—configured automatically
by s2Member.

Audio/video files streamed over the RTMP protocol can be viewed, but
never downloaded. This is critical for some sites. If your entire
business model is based on the delivery of audio or video, RTMP can
work to prevent users from gaining access to your media and then
illegally redistributing it without your permission. _PLEASE NOTE THE
FOLLOWING LIMITATION: RTMP streams are currently not compatible with
mobile devices. The Shortcode can be configured to
provide an MP4 fallback if you like. If videos should be viewable on
mobile devices, an MP4 fallback is necessary._

__ MANUAL ACCOUNT CREATION

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__ OFFLINE PAYMENTS, MANUAL ACCOUNT CREATION, VIRTUAL TERMINAL
TRANSACTIONS

You can accept offline payments (e.g., check by mail, funds collected
in cash, by phone, etc). Customer accounts can be created from your
WordPress Dashboard to fulfill orders, or through s2Member's Pro
Remote Operations API. With PayPal Pro, Stripe, or Authorize.Net, you
will also acquire a Virtual Terminal where you can process credit
cards manually by logging into your merchant account.

__ CUSTOM REGISTRATION/PROFILE FIELDS

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__ WHAT ARE CUSTOM REGISTRATION/PROFILE FIELDS?

By default, s2Member only collects details from a user that are
absolutely required to process a registration and/or transaction;
e.g., email address, name, username, password, credit card, billing
address, etc. If there are other fields that you'd like to introduce;
either as part of the registration process, or as part of the user's
profile at your site; Custom Registration/Profile Fields are an easy
way to accomplish this. Custom Registration/Profile Fields are
compatible with the built-in WordPress registration form, with
s2Member Pro-Forms, and even with BuddyPress registration forms. See:
WordPress Dashboard _→_ s2Member _→_ General Options _→_ Custom
Registration/Profile Fields for more information.

__ SUPPORTED CUSTOM REGISTRATION/PROFILE FIELD TYPES

Text entry, multiline text entry, select menus that require a specific
option, select menus that allow for multiple options, a single
checkbox, multiple checkboxes, and multiple radio buttons. You can
configure which Membership Levels they apply to, whether they are
required, if they will be shown during checkout or only in a profile,
if they should be for internal use only, if they begin a new section
in the form, specific field validation patterns, styles, classes, and
other HTML attributes of your choosing.

_TIP: If you integrate with PayPal Pro, Stripe, or Authorize.Net
(i.e., with s2Member Pro-Forms), it is also possible to create custom
Pro-Form templates, where you can edit the underlying PHP files and
get even more creative in your presentation. For instance, you might
decide to build additional fields into your Pro-Form template file,
and process those in custom ways._

__ CUSTOM LOGIN/REGISTRATION DESIGN

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__ STYLING THE DEFAULT WORDPRESS LOGIN/REGISTRATION SYSTEM

s2Member Pro provides a Pro Login Widget that integrates with a
WordPress theme of your choosing, and Pro-Forms can be used for
registration. However, the default WordPress login/registration system
(/wp-login.php, /wp-login.php?action=register) can also be customized
with s2Member (optional). You can set a font family, font size,
background color, background image properties, text/shadow colors, a
logo image, the click URL for your logo image, the title attribute for
your logo image, and a custom footer design that supports raw HTML and
even PHP code.

__ CUSTOMIZABLE EMAIL TEMPLATES

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__ CUSTOMIZATION OF EMAIL MESSAGES SENT BY S2MEMBER

s2Member makes it easy to build custom email messages that are sent in
response to a customer completing checkout. You can customize the
subject, body, and even the list of recipients. Replacement Codes are
provided for added flexibility. For instance, you can insert the
customer's name, email address, transaction/subscription ID, the
amount charged, currency code, item number, item description,
recurring rate, recurring term/cycle, initial/recurring amounts,
coupon code, coupon affiliate ID, and any custom field values. Emails
configured with s2Member also support the use of PHP and WordPress
Template Tags; making it possible for advanced users to incorporate
custom functionality if desirable.

__ WHICH TRANSACTIONAL EMAILS CAN I CUSTOMIZE?

* SIGNUP CONFIRMATION EMAIL: sent in response to a customer
completing checkout. This covers a wide variety of purchase options.
This is the most important email to customize; as it is used by nearly
every installation of s2Member.
* MODIFICATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL: sent in response to a customer
upgrade/downgrade.
* CAPABILITY CONFIRMATION EMAIL: sent in response to a customer
completing checkout for Custom Capabilities.
* SPECIFIC POST/PAGE CONFIRMATION EMAIL: sent in response to a
customer completing checkout for a Specific Post/Page.

Transactional Emails can be customized inside the s2Member Options for
each payment gateway. For example, the transactional email templates
for PayPal can be found in WordPress Dashboard _→_ s2Member _→_
PayPal Options.

__ CUSTOMIZATION OF NEW USER NOTIFICATIONS

s2Member also makes it possible to customize the default New User
Notifications that are processed by the WordPress core. There are two
of these. One is sent to the user, and another is sent to the site
owner. Replacement Codes are provided by s2Member for these email
templates too. You can enable or disable this functionality, but the
ability to customize these additional emails is a nice touch!

The New User Notification templates can be found in WordPress
Dashboard _→_ s2Member _→_ General Options _→_ Email
Configuration.

__ CUSTOM LOGIN WELCOME PAGE

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__ WHAT EXACTLY IS THE LOGIN WELCOME PAGE?

A Login Welcome Page (in the context of s2Member), is a Page you
create in WordPress (like any other Page). Then you designate it as
your Login Welcome Page when configuring s2Member. This can be
configured (or reconfigured) under S2MEMBER → GENERAL OPTIONS →
LOGIN WELCOME PAGE. It's the page where a user/member (anyone who can
log into your site) is redirected to upon logging in.

__ MOST COMMON USE OF THE LOGIN WELCOME PAGE

Often times, the Login Welcome Page that you configure with s2Member
will serve as a customer's "My Account" page, or something similar.
Most site owners will use this page to introduce links to important
areas of their site, so that users can gain access to whatever it is
you've sold them. This makes it easy for a customer to find what
they've purchased, and to locate information associated with their
account.

Some site owners will also insert the Shortcode
into this page. Or, they might choose to insert a link that takes a
user to a separate page which contains the
Shortcode. The Shortcode produces a Profile
Editing Form. Users can update their profile on your site (i.e., name,
email address, any custom fields you've configured, etc). You can
learn more about this Shortcode here. See: WordPress Dashboard _→_
s2Member _→_ General Options _→_ Profile Modifications

__ A UNIQUE LOGIN WELCOME PAGE FOR EVERY USER?

Obviously, not every customer will have access to the same content or
services you offer. Maybe you've restricted content with s2Member in
different ways, at different Membership Levels, or with different
Custom Capability packages. If someone logs into your site as a Free
Subscriber, you might want to show a Free Subscriber something
different than you show a Member at Level 1. If you always display
links to content that requires Membership Level 1, but it's a Free
Subscriber who logs in; those links may not work for them. So let's
not show those links to a Free Subscriber.

To accomplish this, site owners will typically use (Simple
Shortcode Conditionals) in their Login Welcome Page (provided by
s2Member). In this way, you can tailor the content/links displayed on
the Login Welcome Page to specific users (e.g., Free Subscribers,
Members at Level 1, Members at Level 2, Members with a particular
Custom Capability, with a particular username, etc). You can learn
more about Simple Shortcode Conditionals here: WordPress Dashboard
_→_ s2Member _→_ API / Scripting _→_ Simple/Shortcode
Conditionals

__ CUSTOM MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS PAGE

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__ WHAT IS A MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS PAGE?

A Membership Options Page (in the context of s2Member), is a Page you
create in WordPress (like any other Page). Then you designate it as
your Membership Options Page when configuring s2Member. This can be
configured (or reconfigured) under S2MEMBER → GENERAL OPTIONS →
MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS PAGE. This page (always publicly available) serves
two extremely useful purposes.

* It establishes a URL that s2Member will use whenever it
automatically redirects a user who attempts to access content that
you've restricted in some way. For instance, if a user is unable to
access content, because they've not yet purchased access to it. Or,
perhaps their current status as a paying customer does not provide
them adequate permissions to access something in particular; e.g.,
content that requires a specific Custom Capability or Membership
Level. Since users are often redirected to this page for various
reasons, many site owners will add s2Member's Shortcode to
this page, which adds some additional (optional) functionality. For
instance, it can help you display messages detailing the precise
reason they were redirected to your Membership Options Page.
* Now, because this page is where s2Member redirects users without
access, the Membership Options Page is also a popular place to insert
(you guessed it) Membership Options. __ If your theme provides you
with the ability to generate pricing tables, this is a great place to
make use of that—combining those with one or more Payment Buttons or
Pro-Forms provided by s2Member. You don't have to do this however.
Some site owners prefer to create a separate page of their own, where
they might have a "Prices" tab that lists all of the available
purchase options.

__ MEMBER PROFILE MODIFICATIONS

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__ CAN USERS UPDATE THEIR OWN PROFILE?

Yes. The Shortcode makes it easy for users to
edit/update their profile upon logging into your site. See: WordPress
Dashboard _→_ s2Member _→_ General Options _→_ Profile
Modifications for additional details and other options. Users can
update their name, email address, password, and any custom fields that
you've configured at Membership Levels that apply to a given user.

__ CAN ADMINISTRATORS UPDATE USER PROFILES?

Absolutely. Users can be edited/updated in various ways from your
WordPress Dashboard at any time you like. See: WordPress Dashboard
_→_ Users. Find (or search for) a specific user and click to
access their WordPress profile, along with all of the editable fields
provided by s2Member.

Read more about Member Profile Modifications


__ MAILING LIST INTEGRATIONS

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__ PRE-INTEGRATED LIST SERVERS (MAILING LIST SERVICES)

s2Member comes with the following list server integrations that are
all ready-to-go.

* MAILCHIMP®
__ This service makes it easy to
send email newsletters to your customers, manage your subscriber
lists, and track campaign performance. With s2Member, you can have
your WordPress users/members automatically subscribed to your
MailChimp marketing lists (i.e., newsletters / auto-responders).
Although s2Member can be integrated with almost any list server, we
highly recommend MailChimp, because of their powerful API, pricing,
and flexibility. In future versions of s2Member Pro we plan to build
additional features into s2Member that will work with and extend our
current MailChimp integration in creative ways. If you're
on-the-fence, MailChimp comes highly recommended!
* AWEBER™ If you're looking to get your
first email campaign off the ground, or you're a seasoned veteran who
wants to dig into advanced tools like detailed email web analytics,
activity based segmentation, geo-targeting and broadcast
split-testing, AWeber's got just what you need to make email marketing
work for you. With s2Member, you can have your WordPress users/members
automatically subscribed to your AWeber marketing lists (i.e.,
newsletters / auto-responders).
* GETRESPONSE™ Requires s2Member
Pro This is a complete email marketing solution. It provides turnkey
newsletter publishing and hosting features, as well as unlimited
autoresponders to deliver information to your subscribers and convert
them to paying customers. With s2Member, you can have your WordPress
users/members automatically subscribed to your GetResponse marketing
lists.

__ FEATURES SUPPORTED BY ALL LIST SERVER INTEGRATIONS

*
DOUBLE OPT-IN CHECKBOX integration with s2Member Pro-Forms and/or the
default /wp-login.php?action=register form in WordPress.

*
CUSTOM MERGE FIELDS; the ability to configure custom merge fields
using the instructions in this article
.

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AUTOMATIC PROFILE SYNC; whenever an existing subscriber updates their
profile using the shortcode or popup alternative,
the user's email address, name, IP address, along with any custom
merge fields are updated on the list server to match.

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AUTOMATIC LIST TRANSITIONING. If a customer's Role is changed in
WordPress they can be moved automatically to a different mailing list.

__ ADDITIONAL FEATURES SUPPORTED BY MAILCHIMP INTEGRATION

*
MAILCHIMP INTEREST GROUPS can be assigned to each Membership Level,
making it possible to use one list for all members, but then build
segments that identify Members at various Levels in WordPress.

__ INTEGRATING ANOTHER MAILING LIST SERVICE OF YOUR CHOOSING

s2Member's event-driven API Notifications (via email, or through HTTP
communication behind-the-scenes), make it possible for all sorts of
3rd-party service integrations. If you have a developer to assist you,
please take a look at: WordPress Dashboard _→_ s2Member _→_ API /
Notifications. Here you will find additional details and options
intended for advanced site owners. __

__ AFFILIATE PROGRAM INTEGRATIONS

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__ RECOMMENDED AFFILIATE MANAGEMENT PLATFORMS

s2Member recommends the following affiliate applications/services.

* IDEVAFFILIATE™
... __ This affiliate
management platform installs in just minutes, and it can be integrated
seamlessly with s2Member. We recommend iDevAffiliate (Standard Edition
is fine) because of its proven track record, and for its ability to
integrate with s2Member using a variety of techniques; including
hidden image tags and cURL (HTTP communication) that occurs silently
behind-the-scenes—powered by s2Member's event-driven API
Notifications. iDevAffiliate also integrates well with Affiliate
Coupon Code support in s2Member Pro.
* SHAREASALE™ ...
This is a hosted platform that can be easier for some to work with.
There is no software to install, and no software requirements.
ShareASale provides merchants with a secure interface where affiliates
can be managed and where promotional campaigns can be created.
ShareASale (like so many others) integrates well with s2Member also.

__ INTEGRATING ANOTHER AFFILIATE PLATFORM OF YOUR CHOOSING

s2Member's event-driven API Notifications (via email, or through HTTP
communication behind-the-scenes), make it possible for all sorts of
3rd-party service integrations. If you have a developer to assist you,
please take a look at: WordPress Dashboard _→_ s2Member _→_ API /
Notifications. Here you will find additional details and options
intended for advanced site owners. __

__ BBPRESS/BUDDYPRESS INTEGRATIONS

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__ FORUM SOFTWARE W/ A TWIST; FROM THE CREATORS OF WORDPRESS

The bbPress™ plugin (forums/topics/replies)
integrates seamlessly with WordPress and s2Member. If bbPress was
already installed when you activated s2Member, your s2Member
Roles/Capabilities are already configured to work in harmony with
bbPress. If you didn't, you can simply click the "Update
Roles/Capabilities" button; see: WordPress Dashboard _→_ s2Member
_→_ Other Integrations _→_ bbPress. That's all it takes. Once your
Roles/Capabilities are updated, s2Member and bbPress are fully
integrated with each other. __

__ SOCIAL NETWORKING SOFTWARE; FROM THE CREATORS OF WORDPRESS

The BuddyPress™ plugin (for social
networking functionality) integrates seamlessly with WordPress and
s2Member. BuddyPress is a powerful plugin that takes your
WordPress-powered site beyond the blog with social-network features
like user profiles, activity streams, user groups, and more.
BuddyPress comes with several components that integrate directly with
your site, with each other, and even with other plugins (like
s2Member).

s2Member comes pre-integrated with BuddyPress registration forms, with
BuddyPress profiles, profile fields, and it's also possible to
integrate s2Member Custom Registration/Profile Fields into
BuddyPress—instead of using BuddyPress-generated profile fields. The
choice is yours. See: WordPress Dashboard _→_ s2Member _→_ General
Options _→_ Registration/Profile Fields to learn more.

__ COMPATIBLE W/ CACHING PLUGINS

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__ COMET CACHE™, WP SUPER CACHE, W3 TOTAL CACHE, AND OTHERS

s2Member has been thoroughly tested against all of the most popular
caching plugins for WordPress. These include, but are not limited to:
Comet Cache™, WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache, and WP Rocket. When
dynamic content is processed by s2Member, all of the appropriate
runtime constants are defined by s2Member; i.e., the flags needed to
keep it fully compatible with caching plugins for WordPress.

__ COMET CACHE™ DEVELOPED BY THE CREATORS OF S2MEMBER PRO __

If you definitely want to use a caching plugin for WordPress, but
you're not sure which would be the best, go with Comet Cache™
. It's super easy to install, highly
effective, and it was developed by the creators of s2Member; i.e., it
works in complete and total harmony with all s2Member
features—without any additional configuration needed whatsoever.

_TIP: Comet Cache has a unique ability to cache logged-in users too,
which is highly effective whenever it runs alongside the s2Member Pro
application; keeping WordPress fast even when a user is logged in as a
member. Very impressive!_

__ AVOID OBJECT CACHING PLUGINS WARNING

Page caching is highly recommended. Object caching—not so much. In
particular, the W3 Total Cache plugin is known to cause problems with
the WordPress Transient API whenever Object Caching is enabled. If you
choose to install W3 Total Cache and run this alongside s2Member,
that's fine! Just remember NOT to enable the Object Cache; i.e., leave
that part off please. __

__ SECURITY BADGE/CERTIFICATE

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__ WE TAKE SECURITY SERIOUSLY ~ AND WE'RE PROUD OF IT!


An s2Member® Security Badge (optional), can be used to express your
site's concern for security; demonstrating to all users/members that
your site (and the s2Member® software) takes security seriously.

To qualify your site, you will need to enable s2Member's Security
Badge Status API, and then generate a Security Encryption Key in your
Dashboard—with s2Member installed as an active plugin. Also, there
are a few additional requirements. Some of the requirements pertain to
WordPress security in general, and some of the requirements are
s2Member-specific. What we want to see is that you've made an effort
to tighten security on your installation of WordPress by following
guidelines presented by s2Member. Your site and your users will be
safer as a result. __

__ EVENT-DRIVEN API/NOTIFICATIONS

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__ API NOTIFICATIONS / WEBHOOKS ADVANCED

If you use affiliate software, or have back-office routines that need
to be notified whenever a registration occurs, when payment
transactions (including recurring payments) take place; or when
cancellations, refunds, chargebacks occur; s2Member's event-driven API
Notifications can be used. s2Member's API Notifications will send data
to Webhooks that you build (or that come with services you're
integrating). Webhooks allow you to build or set up integrations that
subscribe to certain events that occur in s2Member. When one of those
events is triggered, s2Member will send an HTTP payload to any number
of Webhook URLs that you've configured. For example, Webhooks can be
used to update a sales chart, stats regarding user signups, or other
custom post-processing routines that might exist outside of WordPress.

__ API FUNCTIONS/CONSTANTS

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__ BUILDING A THEME OR PLUGIN THAT WORKS TOGETHER WITH S2MEMBER
ADVANCED

s2Member's API Functions

are for developers (or advanced site owners) to use in projects of
their own. These make it easy to integrate s2Member with themes and
other plugins. Everything from permissions, to details about each
user, and even a few utility methods.

We recommend using s2Member's API Functions, API Constants, or
Hooks/Filters (over 1000 spread throughout all of s2Member's codebase)
to complete an advanced integration. Note... please try to refrain
from using other internal classes/methods/constants whenever possible;
as those are subject to change from one release to the next.
Conversely, the availability of API Functions, API Constants, and
Hooks/Filters will remain from one version to another. Only in rare
circumstances would we ever remove one of these key elements. If we
do, backward compatibility would always remain when the previous
version is deprecated for whatever reason.

__ OTHER USEFUL FUNCTIONS IN THE WORDPRESS CORE ADVANCED

* is_user_logged_in()

* current_user_can()

* current_user_can_for_blog()

* get_user_option()

* update_user_option()

* wp_get_current_user()

* get_users()

* Conditional Tags
* and many more...

__ WORDPRESS HOOKS/FILTERS

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__ HACKING S2MEMBER® VIA HOOKS/FILTERS ADVANCED

If you need to add custom processing routines, or modify the default
behavior of existing processing routines; please use an s2Member Hook
or Filter
for
WordPress. Hooks & Filters give you the ability to "hook into", and/or
"filter" processing routines with files/functions of your
own—instead of editing the s2Member plugin files directly. This way
you won't need to merge your tweaks each time a new version of
s2Member is released.

__ WHAT HOOKS/FILTERS ARE AVAILABLE?

There are more than 1000 Hooks/Filters spread throughout s2Member's
codebase. While we work to document each of these, you can search our
Knowledge Base for tips/tricks. Also, you can search the
s2Member source code for do_action and/or apply_filters. This can also
be very helpful. In fact, before you integrate with any s2Member
Hook/Filter, it is suggested that you first see how it's used in the
source code; i.e., to gain the insight that is needed for a reliable
customization.

__ OPTIMIZED CODEBASE

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__ HIGHLY ORGANIZED CODEBASE W/ SPL CLASS AUTOLOADING

s2Member has quite a large codebase with a lot of powerful features
and flexibility. With so much to maintain (and more importantly), with
so many files to be loaded into WordPress; it becomes extremely
important for the application to be optimized in every way possible.

One of the most important things that the s2Member codebase deals with
is OOP design combined with PHP Autoloading
. Unlike many
other themes/plugins for WordPress, s2Member makes _extensive_ use of
SPL Autoloading functionality in recent versions of PHP. In this way,
the only parts of s2Member that are loaded at runtime, are those which
are required to perform a specific action that is being requested of
s2Member.

In short, only a small handful of s2Member's codebase is actually
loaded at any given time. This reduces s2Member's footprint down to a
bare minimum. Many sites running the s2Member Pro software can do so
with just 32M of RAM. That covers WordPress, s2Member, a custom theme,
and many other plugins too. Having said that, it is suggested that you
dedicate at least 64MB of RAM to your installation of WordPress—just
to give it plenty to work with. See this article

if you'd like to learn more.

__ ACCESS TO SOURCE CODE

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__ I GAIN ACCESS TO ALL OF THE SOURCE CODE? ~ EVEN THE PRO VERSION?

That's right! We are firmly against locking the source code of any
application. Like WordPress itself, both s2Member and s2Member Pro are
released under a GPL license. You are free to modify and adapt these
applications to meet your needs, or the needs of your clients. The
source code for the s2Member Framework (i.e., the free version) is
publicly available at WordPress.org
and at GitHub
.

_When you purchase s2Member Pro, you get the source code for that
also. ~ Hooray! ___

__ ONE-STEP REGISTRATION/CHECKOUT

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__ CHOOSING A PAYMENT GATEWAY THAT SUPPORTS S2MEMBER PRO-FORMS

PayPal Buttons in the free version of s2Member are great, but
registration comes after checkout—it's a multistep process. With
s2Member Pro you can integrate with PayPal Pro, Stripe, or
Authorize.Net and take full advantage of s2Member Pro-Forms. Pro-Forms
consolidate registration/checkout into a single step that occurs
always on your site. It's quicker, easier, and better-er-er. __

__ UNLIMITED PAID MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

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__ FOUR MEMBERSHIP LEVELS NOT ENOUGH?

The s2Member Framework (the free version) is limited to a maximum of 4
paid Membership Levels. With s2Member Pro you can create and label an
unlimited number of Membership Levels. Of course, you can also use
Custom Capabilities for
added flexibility—where Custom Capabilities are not associated with
any incremental access like WordPress Membership Levels are.

__ POWERFUL PRO-FORM SHORTCODES

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__ QUICK OVERVIEW (PRO FORMS VS. BUTTONS)

s2Member Pro comes with "Pro-Forms"—shortcodes that generate
Registration/Checkout Forms, and other kinds of forms too. In
contrast, the free version of s2Member does _not_ come with Pro-Forms.
In the free version of s2Member you have "Payment Buttons" only.
Payment Buttons lead visitors away from your site to complete checkout
at your payment gateway, whereas Pro-Forms keep visitors on your site
at all times, and you will have full support for on-site credit card
processing.

There are Pro-Forms for Free Registration, Paid Checkout, Billing
Updates (e.g., for a customer to update the credit card they have
on-file), Billing Modifications (e.g., altering an existing membership
plan—upgrade or downgrade), and Cancellation Pro-Forms too.

__ WHY SHOULD I USE PRO-FORMS INSTEAD OF BUTTONS?

Increased conversion rates! Not all customers like PayPal. Also, with
s2Member Pro you're keeping customers on your site throughout the
entire checkout process. You can control the surrounding elements on
the page, the flow of events, and do a better job at building
confidence in your products/services. Pro-Forms can dramatically
increase sales! Best of all, they're _super_ easy to integrate thanks
to s2Member Pro Shortcodes. If that's not enough, Pro-Forms also allow
you to configure Custom Tax Rates, Coupon Codes, and even to sell
Gift/Redemption Codes. These advanced features are only possible with
s2Member Pro-Forms.

__ CHOOSING A PAYMENT GATEWAY THAT SUPPORTS S2MEMBER PRO-FORMS

Pro-Forms work with PayPal Pro, Stripe, or Authorize.Net. You'll want
to select one of those payment gateways if you intend to take full
advantage of s2Member Pro-Forms. It's quicker, easier, and
better-er-er. __

__ FREE REGISTRATION PRO-FORMS

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__ FREE/OPEN REGISTRATION (ENABLE/DISABLE)

s2Member can lock-down all registration forms provided by WordPress
and many of the most popular plugins/themes for WordPress. In this
way, only paying customers can get an account. Or, you can choose to
allow Open Registration; making it possible to acquire Free
Subscribers that might later become customers by completing checkout
and upgrading their account to a paid status.

__ FREE/OPEN REGISTRATION WITH PRO-FORMS REQUIRES S2MEMBER PRO

s2Member Pro makes it possible to allow Open Registration using
Pro-Forms of your choosing—even if you don't intend to use Pro-Forms
or a payment gateway. Free Registration Pro-Forms can be used to
acquire new users (regardless of your global Open Registration
setting). They can also be used to configure a specific Membership
Level, CCAPS, trial period, and more—specifically for Free
Subscribers, and based on a specific Pro-Form instance. In this way,
it is even possible to offer paid Membership Levels > 0 at no charge
whatsoever, and maybe for a limited-time only.

__ ANTI-SPAM SECURITY MEASURES

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__ TAKING MEASURES TO PREVENT SPAM BOTS FROM REGISTERING

If you plan to allow Open Registration, this is extremely important.
Spam bots surf the Internet every minute of every day—just looking
for ways to create free accounts and/or spoof their identity. If you
open your site to Free Registration (of any sort), you can expect to
find _lots_ of this; unless you are wise & take the proper
precautions.

s2Member Pro-Forms come pre-integrated with Google's reCAPTCHA service
. For Free
Registration Pro-Forms, this is enabled by default. reCAPTCHA is a
free service to protect your website from spam and abuse. reCAPTCHA
uses an advanced risk analysis engine and adaptive CAPTCHAs to keep
automated software from engaging in abusive activities on your site.
It does this while letting your valid users pass through with ease.

__ SIMULTANEOUS LOGIN MONITORING

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__ PREVENT CUSTOMERS FROM SHARING THEIR USERNAME

As with any membership system, it is possible for one member to
signup, and then share their username with someone else; or even post
it online for the whole world to see. This is known as username
sharing. It is not likely that you'll be attacked in this way, but
it's not a bad idea to protect your system; just in case somebody
tries this.

s2Member's Simultaneous Login Monitoring will help you prevent a
security breach. The rules are simple. A single username can only have
X number of simultaneous logins (configurable). Once that limit is
reached, s2Member assumes there has been a security breach. At that
time, s2Member will place a temporary ban (preventing access) and the
offending username will be unable to login until somebody else (who is
already logged into the account) has logged-out; clearing the way for
someone new.

__ CONTENT DRIPPING SHORTCODES

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__ WHAT IS CONTENT DRIPPING EXACTLY?

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 multiple
membership site portals, operating on autopilot, without any direct
day-to-day involvement in a content release process.

__ USING SHORTCODES TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

The Shortcode tags are inserted into a Post/Page
using the WordPress editor. Inside the shortcode tags you place
content that should only be visible to paying members who are at a
certain Membership Level (or higher); and have been at this Membership
Level (or higher) for at least X number of days. It is also possible
to hide this content after X number of days; i.e. to drip content for
a specific number of days and then automatically stop the drip too.

__ IMPORT/EXPORT TOOLS

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__ IMPORT/EXPORT USERS, MEMBERS, METADATA, AND PLUGIN OPTIONS

s2Member Pro comes with two sets of import/export tools. Both of these
use structured CSV file formats.

* s2Member's Simple Import/Export Tools are designed for novice site
owners. These are easiest to work with, but have a few limitations in
terms of what you actually import/export. i.e., not all data can be
imported/exported—just the basics.
* s2Member's Advanced Import/Export Tools can import/export much
more information. You will have the ability to import/export Users,
Members, all User Metadata, and even your s2Member plugin options. It
is even possible to import mass updates to existing users in order to
make sweeping changes quickly.

__ COMING FROM ANOTHER MEMBERSHIP PLATFORM?

s2Member's Advanced Import/Export Tools, coupled with s2Member's
Auto-EOT System can save the day! You can import all of your existing
customers and provide them with access to your new site and services.
In addition, if you import them with an EOT (End-Of-Term) Time, you
can preconfigure the EOT for their account; based on their status in
your previous membership platform.

_PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING LIMITATION: s2Member's import tools do not
attempt to connect with any transactions, IPNs, or recurring billing
profiles established by your previous membership platform. So while
members can be imported, and even associated with prior transaction
IDs, subscription IDs, an EOT, and more; it is non-trivial to arrange
for any direct connection to your previous transactions and/or
recurring billing profiles. This is where setting an Auto-EOT Time for
each customer when you import them can help. If you can calculate when
their access should expire, you can establish that from the start with
s2Member, and then move forward from there—acquiring new customers
that are connected to s2Member in many ways._

_WILL OLD BILLING PROFILES CONTINUE? This depends on what your
previous membership platform was exactly, and on how it established
and maintained recurring billing profiles for you. In the case of
s2Member Pro, all recurring billing profiles are stored on the payment
gateway side for best security, and for portability! Therefore, if you
move from s2Member to another membership platform, recurring billing
for any memberships that you sold with s2Member will continue
uninterrupted. If your previous membership platform did the same, you
should be fine. ___

__ IMPORT/EXPORT S2MEMBER PLUGIN OPTIONS?

This can be a huge time-saver. s2Member is a comprehensive membership
platform. Therefore, there are _many_ configurable options. If you
purchase an s2Member Pro Unlimited-Site License, you can run s2Member
Pro on multiple sites. In this scenario, you could simply configure
one instance of s2Member, export your configuration, and then import
those config. options into your next site. __

__ PRO LOGIN WIDGET/SUMMARY

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__ DRAG N' DROP LOGIN WIDGET INTEGRATES W/ S2MEMBER FUNCTIONALITY


The s2Member Pro Login Widget can be popped into place using the
WordPress Widget system; compatible with most themes for WordPress.
The Pro Login Widget is highly customizable. It serves two extremely
useful purposes in WordPress.

* It provides users with a way to log in to your site. Upon logging
in they are redirected to a location of your choosing; e.g., to a
specific Post/Page, to a specific URL, to the URL they were on when
they logged-in, to the URL they were on previously, or to your Login
Welcome Page for s2Member (default behavior). The Pro Login Widget
works together with the WordPress core login handler (/wp-login.php);
making it compatible with most WordPress themes/plugins. Including,
but not limited to: bbPress and BuddyPress.
* When the widget is displayed to a logged-in user, it displays a
brief profile summary alongside the user's avatar. Using the
configurable options in the s2Member Pro Login Widget, combined with
the Shortcode, you can lead users back to a page
where they can edit their profile at your site.

_TIP: The s2Member Pro Login Widget can also be integrated into a
theme/plugin file with the PHP Template Tag:
s2member_pro_login_widget(). This Template Tag also accepts an array
of configurable options that correlate with those provided by the
Widget itself in your WordPress Dashboard. For further details, see:
WordPress Dashboard →_ Appearance _→_ Widgets _→_ s2Member Pro
Login Widget

__ COUPON CODE CONFIGURATIONS

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__ USING COUPON CODES TO ATTRACT A HIGHER SALES VOLUME

With PayPal Pro, Stripe, and Authorize.Net (i.e., with any of these
payment gateways that work with s2Member Pro-Forms), you can build a
configurable list of Coupon Codes that provide a flat-rate discount.
Or, a percentage-based discount; up to and including 100% of the
transaction amount (i.e., a 100% free checkout experience is
possible).

Coupons can be limited in scope too. Such as limiting the discount to
the first/initial payment only, or to regular recurring payments only.
It's also possible to limit Coupon Codes to specific Pro-Form
instances, to specific customers, to specific dates, and even put a
limit on the maximum number of times that a specific Coupon Code can
be used collectively. _It's also possible to integrate s2Member's
Coupon Code functionality with affiliate platforms. Affiliates can be
identified through promotions that use affiliate-specific Coupon
Codes, which your Pro-Forms will graciously accept_.

__ TRACKING THE USE OF PROMOTIONAL COUPON CODES

s2Member Pro tracks the total number of times that each Coupon Code is
used. This information is displayed alongside each Coupon Code in your
WordPress Dashboard. s2Member Pro also records each Coupon Code that a
customer uses, attaching this information to their account record
within WordPress. This is nice for many reasons, but it also makes it
possible for the data to be exported, and then analyzed carefully
before you start your next set of promotions. __

__ GIFT/REDEMPTION CODES

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__ SELL GIFT/REDEMPTION CODES (I.E., GIFT CERTIFICATES OR GROUP
REDEMPTION CODES)

With PayPal Pro, Stripe, and Authorize.Net (i.e., with any of these
payment gateways that work with s2Member Pro-Forms), you can sell
access to auto-generated Gift/Redemption Codes (using the Shortcode:
). This makes it possible for you to sell Gift
Certificates (aka: Gift Codes). Or, you can sell one customer access
to an account that includes a list of Redemption Codes that they can
share with others on their team or in their group. Gift/Redemption
Codes can provide a flat-rate discount. Or, a percentage-based
discount; up to and including 100% of the transaction amount. You can
watch this video to
learn more.

__ PUBLIC MEMBERS LIST

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__ BUILDING A CUSTOM MEMBER DIRECTORY

s2Member Pro makes light of this. You can use the
Shortcode (with many configurable shortcode attributes) to construct a
paginated (or non-paginated) list of users at various Membership
Levels. Or, with specific Custom Capabilities. You can also limit the
list to only those users who match search criteria defined by the
configuration of this shortcode. The list can include each user's
avatar, along with any additional database fields in the wp_users
table, and even custom fields that you've generated with s2Member.

__ MOST POPULAR USE CASES FOR

If you want to build a mini social network; i.e., without the overhead
of BuddyPress/bbPress; the Shortcode can help make
this easier. It can be used to expose community members to each other
in various ways. For instance, it might be used to show a list of
members that have a certain status on your site; e.g., over achievers,
gold members, or members with a specific Custom Capability. Many sites
using the Shortcode will actually sell this sort of
exposure; i.e., where a certain Membership Level (or Custom
Capability) is designed to draw attention to them in some way.
Building a members list can add value to your offering.

__ MAKING YOUR MEMBERS LIST SEARCHABLE W/

In some cases it is nice to expose all users, and then make it
searchable. This functionality is disabled by default, but it can be
enabled by adding the enable_list_search="yes" attribute to your
Shortcode. Then you can add another shortcode that
introduces the actual search box: __

__ SHORTCODE EXTRAS

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__ OVERVIEW OF WORDPRESS SHORTCODES PROVIDED BY S2MEMBER

Throughout s2Member, there are several WordPress Shortcodes exposed.
These allow you to integrate small bits of functionality into a
WordPress theme of your choosing. s2Member's Shortcodes are an easy
way to add additional membership-specific features and functionality
to an existing WordPress theme. Because, while they do come with a few
default structural styles, they automatically inherit styles/colors
provided by your theme—making integration much more seamless.

__ SHORTCODE ENHANCEMENTS (NEW SHORTCODE ATTRIBUTES)

When you have s2Member Pro, many of the shortcodes that come with the
s2Member Framework (i.e., the free version) will support new
attributes. For example, with s2Member Pro you'll be able to use the
success="" attribute in PayPal Standard Buttons (i.e., a custom
thank-you page). There is a php="" attribute that is added to the
Shortcode (making it possible to incorporate more advanced
conditional routines with ). Also, the Shortcode
will support multiple player resolutions when you have s2Member Pro
installed.

__ SHORTCODES THAT ONLY COME W/ S2MEMBER PRO

In addition to shortcode enhancements, s2Member Pro also adds a few
pro-only shortcodes. Such as: (a member directory),
(a searchable member directory), (easier Content Dripping), (a configurable login
form), and (a way to enhance your Membership Options Page in
s2Member). There are also several shortcodes added by s2Member Pro for
payment gateway integrations and Pro-Forms; e.g.,
, ,
and more!

__ MULTISITE NETWORK SUPPORT

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__ MULTISITE NETWORK COMPATIBILITY BUILT RIGHT IN! REQUIRES
UNLIMITED-SITE LICENSE

Most sites running s2Member use a standard WordPress installation.
However, WordPress also supports another flavor of itself (requires
advanced config. changes), and this is referred to as a Multisite
Network . A Multisite
Network allows you to run multiple blogs/sites under a single set of
WordPress installation files, and with a single database. s2Member has
been thoroughly tested with both Standard and Multisite Network
installations of WordPress. Multisite Network Support always requires
an Unlimited-Site License—no exceptions.

__ RUNNING MULTIPLE INSTANCES OF S2MEMBER IN A NETWORK ADVANCED

This always requires an Unlimited-Site License, because a Single-Site
License of s2Member Pro supports only a single instance of WordPress
(i.e., one instance of s2Member only). If you purchase an
Unlimited-Site License, s2Member Pro can be activated Network-wide,
making it possible for you to have multiple child blogs (aka:
sub-sites); each with their own user base and membership offering.

__ SHARING USERS/MEMBERS ACROSS MULTIPLE CHILD SITES IN A NETWORK

s2Member was designed to support a _separate_ user base for each child
blog/site in a Multisite Network. However, the underlying wp_users
table in WordPress is shared between all child sites in a network, and
there is nothing to prevent the use of current_user_can_for_blog()
—a
PHP function provided by the WordPress core to check permissions
across blogs. So while the ability to share users across multiple
child blogs is not officially supported by s2Member, there are many
cases where advanced site owners have found ways to accomplish this
effectively.

__ CUSTOMIZABLE PRO-FORM TEMPLATES

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__ 100% OPTIONAL; PRO-FORMS INTEGRATE W/ WORDPRESS SHORTCODES

Customizing Pro-Form template files is usually NOT necessary, because
Pro-Forms inherit styles introduced by a WordPress theme of your
choosing. Pro-Forms come fully functional. They work as-is in most
WordPress themes. If you need to tweak their appearance, most site
owners accomplish this through custom CSS alone. Again, modification
of Pro-Form templates is not necessary in most cases.

__ CUSTOMIZABLE PHP TEMPLATE FILES FOR ALL PRO-FORMS ADVANCED

With the above in mind, if you'd like to create custom Pro-Form
templates, please check your /s2member-pro/includes/templates/forms/
directory. You can take s2Member's default Pro-Form templates, and
place some (or all of them) into your own WordPress theme directory.
By placing custom templates into your active WordPress theme
directory, you can be sure they won't get overwritten in a future
upgrade of s2Member. s2Member will automatically detect the presence
of your custom template files, using those instead of its default
templates. __

_TIP: Custom template files can also be placed inside of your
/wp-content/ directory. s2Member will find them there also._

__ REMOTE OPERATIONS API

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__ REMOTE COMMUNICATION W/ S2MEMBER PRO ADVANCED

With s2Member Pro installed, you have access to the s2Member Pro API
for Remote Operations. This is made available for developers that wish
to create user/member accounts dynamically through custom scripts of
their own. s2Member's Remote Operations API requires a secret API Key
in order to POST authenticated requests to your installation of
s2Member. To acquire your API Key, with s2Member Pro installed see:
WordPress Dashboard _→_ s2Member Pro _→_ API / Scripting _→_
Remote Operations API

__ WHAT ACTIONS CAN I PERFORM REMOTELY?

* AUTH_CHECK_USER This action allows you to authenticate
username/password combinations from remote locations. For instance,
you might have other software applications that you need to integrate
with s2Member Pro in creative ways. This makes it possible for
developers to build SSO (Single Sign-On) integrations with other
3rd-party applications.
* GET_USER This allows you to obtain details about a user's account
in WordPress; by user ID, by email, or by username.
* CREATE_USER __ This allows you to create users from remote
locations, or through custom scripts that you develop on your own.
This action supports the ability to set the payment gateway, a
transaction/subscription ID, the user's IP address, Membership Level,
Custom Capabilities, custom fields, and more. We are often asked if
s2Member can be integrated with another unsupported payment gateway.
This is how you might accomplish that with help from a developer. __
* MODIFY_USER This allows you to modify an existing user account.
You can change the email address, Membership Level, Custom
Capabilities, any custom fields, and more. Again, if you integrate an
unsupported payment gateway, this can be extremely useful.
* DELETE_USER The ability to completely delete a user/member.

For full PHP code examples, see s2Member Pro API for Remote Operations
.

__ WOOCOMMERCE (LEARN MORE)

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__ PLANNING TO USE WOOCOMMERCE?

NOTE: s2Member is a turnkey solution that does not require and/or work
with other e-commerce platforms. In fact, s2Member was built long
before WooCommerce became an established platform and it predates
WooCommerce by 2 years. Therefore, you shouldn't use both WooCommerce
_and_ s2Member at the same time; i.e., WooCommerce is not compatible
with s2Member, or vice-versa.

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all around a really well designed system. Bravo!
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OPEN SOURCE + LIFETIME UPDATES

Buy the software and it's all yours, _including_ access to the source
code. That means if your developer needs to review the s2Member source
code or help you with an issue you're having, they have access to all
of the source code. Also, there are NO recurring charges, NO limit on
the number of members you can build-up over time. Plus you get free
lifetime access to updates; i.e., future versions of the software.

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SINGLE-SITE VS. UNLIMITED-SITE LICENSE

SINGLE-SITE LICENSE: This is good for one instance of s2Member® Pro.
Perfect for site owners with one domain name. Loaded with all Pro
features at an affordable rate — it's a popular choice for many. It
also includes free lifetime access to future releases of the software.

_MULTISITE NETWORKS: Please note that if you run a WordPress®
Multisite Network with
s2Member Pro active on multiple (i.e., more than one) child blog or
sub-site within your Network (regardless of whether you use
sub-domains or sub-directories), this will always require our
Unlimited-Site License. This is because s2Member Pro runs as a
separate instance on each child blog or sub-site in the Network. To
clarify, a Single-Site License does NOT provide support for multiple
child blogs or sub-sites, even if they do run within a single
Multisite Network installation of WordPress®. A Single-Site License
is valid for one instance only._

UNLIMITED-SITE LICENSE: This works for an unlimited number of
s2Member® Pro instances. Perfect for site owners with multiple domain
names, or for those who operate a WordPress Multisite Network
installation. _Each of your s2Member Pro instances must be
installed/activated on domains that you own & operate; e.g., you
cannot buy an Unlimited-Site License and use it on client sites that
you do not own._

IF YOU'RE A DEVELOPER: Your clients will need to purchase their own
Single-Site and/or Unlimited-Site License. We don't support s2Member®
Pro instances on domains that you do not own and operate yourself.
This also gives your clients access to future releases through an
account they'll acquire at our website. It's the approach we suggest
for all developers working w/ clients needing s2Member Pro.

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GETTING HELP W/ S2MEMBER® PRO

All support is provided by volunteers through community interaction,
and all of the s2Member Pro source code is open and available for your
developer to review. We also work very hard to provide you with lots
of supporting documentation , KB articles , videos
, FAQs , our codex
, and links to many other resources
throughout our knowledge base. However, we don't offer support beyond
this. You can also post in the community forum
, where you can interact with others
who use the product. _TIP: If you require dedicated technical
assistance, you can get help from experienced freelancer developers
who have
worked extensively with s2Member on many client projects._

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S2MEMBER® PRO REFUND POLICY

We're committed to building the best software for WordPress and we
stand by our work. The following policy outlines what is required to
qualify for a refund. Note that s2Member Pro is delivered as an
open-source digital item (i.e., it is irrevocable software that comes
with a GPL license, much like WordPress itself). For this reason,
refunds are granted at our sole discretion, and on a case-by-case
basis.

QUALIFYING FOR A REFUND WITHIN 14 DAYS

If you're having trouble, we ask that you work with and follow all
advice presented by our team/community in an effort to resolve the
issue (e.g., attempting to reproduce problems in a clean installation
of WordPress). If problems still exist, even when testing in a clean
installation of WordPress, we will gladly refund your money within 14
days from the date of purchase.

Refund requests may take up to 14 days to process. Refunds are not
guaranteed. All refunds will be granted at the sole discretion of
s2Member staff. Absolutely no refunds will be given after 14 days from
the original purchase. Please note that by purchasing s2Member Pro,
you agree to the terms & conditions of use, including this refund
policy.

TESTING IN A CLEAN INSTALLATION REQUIRED: WordPress offers you lots of
options! As a site owner you have the ability to mix our Products with
other plugins and a theme you like best. This means your environment
will be slightly different than ours. Your WordPress installation has
different plugins, it has had a different history, and it's probably
running with a different theme too.

As you can imagine, testing every feature in s2Member against every
possible combination of plugins, and with each and every theme and
server configuration that exists for WordPress, is simply not
realistic. We need common ground! In fact, our policy is that we
require it. Before any refund is granted we ask that you attempt to
reproduce the issue in a clean installation of WordPress
.

WOW... first we really like the S2Member Pro! If I were a programmer I
think I'd really be wowing this more..still learning though. I've used
Amember for years and there were always some issues causing me to put
the membership down while we fixed it. What a great addition for
Wordpress, lots of options for memberships, good job.
Theresa Powers via s2Member® Support
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