How to Contribute to Paid Memberships Pro.

Did you know that Paid Memberships Pro is a fully open source WordPress Plugin and that you can make it even better by contributing? No matter your skill level, you can contribute to PMPro today. Here’s the why and how.

PMPro Update 1.9.5.6

Version 1.9.5.6 of Paid Memberships Pro is out with a handful of bug fixes. There are a few fixes for the Braintree gateway, a new filter to support customization of the checkout page (e.g. when using the Sitewide Sale Add On), and some other minor enhancements. Please update Paid Memberships Pro from the plugins page (more…)

New Support Ticketing System

Today we converted our paid member forums into a support ticketing system. The underlying technology is still a heavily customized version of the bbPress forums plugin. However, users can no longer view posts by other users, reply to other users’ posts, or search the forums. Instead, the support profile page has been updated to show a list of your own tickets.

All of your existing support tickets are still in this new system. If we were working on a support topic with you before, we are still working with you on that ticket now.

Despite the fact that we are essentially removing functionality from the site, we believe this change is a positive one that will result in better support for our customers.

Using the [pmpro_member] Shortcode to display current member information.

I’ve been asked this simple question many times recently: “How do I display the current user’s membership level in my theme?”

This post details how to use the [pmpro_member] shortcode, included in the main plugin, to show specific information about the current logged in user’s membership.

Add On Updates for July 2018

This post recaps the Paid Memberships Pro Add Ons recently updated. Plus or Unlimited members can upgrade through their WordPress dashboard under Dashboard > Updates or Memberships > Add Ons. Be sure to backup your site before performing updates.

PMPro Updates 1.9.5.2 and 1.9.5.3

Versions 1.9.5.2 and 1.9.5.3 of Paid Memberships Pro are out with just two bug fixes. Version 1.9.5.2 fixes compatibility with Theme My Login. Version 1.9.5.3 fixes an issue (we tried and failed to fix in 1.9.5.2) where existing members who checked out for their same level with PayPal Standard would have their levels expire from the checkout date instead of being extended based on their existing level.

Don’t use Paid Memberships Pro on the WordPress.com Business Plan

In mid-2017, WordPress.com began to offer a Business Plan. Sites on this plan pay an annual fee to unlock various features, specifically the ability to install any theme or plugin from the WordPress.org repository (prior to this, sites could only activate a specific set of plugins). This means that WordPress.com sites could finally run Paid Memberships Pro. Pretty neat. Or not.