Today I released WP-Members 2.7.7 beta 1. This update has two primary elements.
First, when the wpmem_securify function was split to put the shortcode page elements in their own function, a check for reCAPTCHA errors was not included in the new function. This release corrects that. Essentially, the reCAPTCHA errors would show on content pages, but not shortcode pages (register and members-area).
Second, and more exciting, is a new filter hook – wpmem_securify. This comes at the end of the wpmem_securify function and it allows a filter to be applied to $content at the end of the function. In plain English, this is needed for users that want to be able to separate content for different user groups, such as User A can view content that is in Category A, but not Category B; User B can view Category B content; and User C can view both Categories A & B.
Aside from the ability to accept payments, this is the single most requested feature.
Let me be honest. At this point, while this filter gives the plugin a lot of leverage, this is not something that can be used via the admin panel – yet. I did begin working on an add-on module to add to the downloads page, but that’s probably a ways off as I really need the PayPal module to be ready for release first.
I will put together a tutorial on writing a filter function that will accomplish the same process. Yes, this tutorial will be for site members, and as with other other tutorials on the site, I’ll set up a forum topic for discussing its implementation.