This s2Member release includes 1 brand new feature, 10 bug fixes, and 13 enhancements. You can download this release from your account at s2Member.com, or simply wait for the automatic upgrade notice in your WordPress Dashboard. This is a maintenance release (for the most part) and it does not introduce any breaks in compatibility. Please upgrade as soon as possible. ~ Happy Holidays! ❄️
The most notable additions in this release are WP v4.4 Compat., PHP v7 Compat., EOT Renewal/Reminder Email Notifications and several enhancements in the
[s2Member-List /] shortcode.
- See: WordPress Dashboard → s2Member → Stripe Options → EOT Renewal/Reminder Email(s)
- For details about the
[s2Member-List /]shortcode, please see this updated KB article.
Automatic Upgrade Instructions
Please review: detailed upgrade instructions here.
Unified Changelog for s2Member v151210
(s2Member/s2Member Pro) WP/PHP Compat: Updated for compatibility with WordPress 4.4 and PHP v7.0. Note that s2Member and s2Member Pro also remain compatible with WordPress 4.3 and PHP 5.2. However, PHP 5.5+ is strongly recommended.
(s2Member Pro) New Feature! EOT Renewal/Reminder Email Notifications: This release adds a long-awaited feature which allows you to configure & send EOT Renewal/Reminder Email notifications to your customers; to let them know their account with you will expire soon.
It's possible to configure one or more notifications, each with a different set of recipients, a different subject & message body. Notifications can be sent X days before the EOT occurs, the day of the EOT, or X days after the EOT has already occurred; e.g., to encourage renewals.
See: WordPress Dashboard → s2Member → Stripe Options → EOT Renewal/Reminder Email(s) Also works with PayPal Pro, Authorize.Net, and ClickBank.
Props @clavaque @KTS915 @raamdev @patdumond @kristineds @pagelab @chronicelite @csexplorer17 @radven, and all of our great supporters.
See also: this GitHub issue.
(s2Member/s2Member Pro) Cleanup: This release improves the list of Other Gateways; moving deprecated payment gateways to the bottom of the list and improving the display of the list overall. Props @kristineds @clavaque. For further details, see this GitHub issue.
(s2Member/s2Member Pro) Bug Fix: This release corrects an "Insecure Content Warning" that may have appeared in certain portions of the s2Member Dashboard panels whenever you accessed your Dashboard over the
httpsprotocol. The issue was seen in Google Chrome and it was simply a
<form>tag that referenced the s2Member mailing list. This is now hidden by default if you access the Dashboard over SSL, in order to avoid this warning. Props @patdumond for reporting. Props @renzms for fixing. See also this GitHub issue if you'd like additional details.
(s2Member Pro) Stripe Locale: This release adjusts the Stripe overlay so that it will automatically display in the language associated with a visitor's country. This was accomplished by setting the Stripe Checkout variable
locale: 'auto'as suggested in this GitHub issue. Props @renzms
(s2Member Pro) Stripe Bug Fix: This release improves the way Stripe Image Branding and Stripe Statement Descriptions are applied whenever you intentionally leave them empty. It also changes the default value of Stripe Image Branding to an empty string; which will tell Stripe to use the account-level default value that you configured in your Stripe Dashboard in favor of that which you configure with s2Member. The choice is still yours, but this release sets what others have told us are better default values. See also this GitHub issue if you'd like additional details.
(s2Member Pro) Stripe Enhancement: This release makes it possible to configure the Stripe "Remember Me" functionality with s2Member; i.e., it is now possible to turn this on/off if you so desire. See also this GitHub issue for details.
(s2Member Pro) Stripe Enhancement: This release makes it possible for you to tell Stripe to collect a customer's full Billing Address and/or full Shipping Address. See this GitHub issue for additional details.
(s2Member/s2Member Pro) UI Clarity: This release improves the way the New User Email Notification panel behaves whenever you also have Custom Passwords enabled with s2Member. The New User Email Notification is only sent when Custom Passwords are off, so this panel should disable itself whenever that is the case. Fixed in this release. Props @raamdev See also: this GitHub issue if you'd like additional details.
(s2Member/s2Member Pro) Bug Fix: This release resolves a minor issue for developers running Vagrant and VVV with symlink plugins. Props @magbicaleman ~ See this GitHub issue for further details.
(s2Member Pro) Conflict Resolution: This release resolves a conflict with the WP Full Stripe plugin and any other plugins that already load an existing copy of the Stripe SDK at runtime; in concert with s2Member Pro. See this GitHub issue if you'd like additional details.
(s2Member/s2Member Pro) New Log File: This release of s2Member adds a new log file that keeps track of all automatic EOTs that occur through the underlying CRON job. The new log file is named:
auto-eot-system.logand you can learn more about this file and view it from: WordPress Dashboard → s2Member → Log Files (Debug) → Log Viewer. Props @raamdev ~ See this GitHub issue if you'd like additional details.
[s2Member-List /]Bug Fix: This release resolves a problem in the
[s2Member-List /]shortcode whenever it is configured to search Custom Fields generated with s2Member. Props @patdumond @renzms. See this GitHub issue if you'd like additional details.
(s2Member Pro) Stripe Enhancement: This release updates s2Member's Stripe integration so that any Buy Now transaction spawns a Stripe popup with the amount and full description filled within the popup itself as well. Props @raamdev. See this GitHub issue for further details.
(s2Member/s2Member Pro) WP v4.3 Compat. This release addresses a minor conflict between functionality provided by s2Member and that of the WordPress core itself. Whenever you change a user's password by editing their account, you can choose to send them an email about this change (or not). Since WordPress v4.3, the WordPress core will also send a more vague email to notify the user of a password change, which is not customizable. This release disables that default email notification in favor of the more helpful and customizable email message that can be sent by s2Member. Simply tick the "Reset Password & Resend New User Email Notification" checkbox whenever you are editing a user. Props @patdumond for reporting. See also this GitHub issue if you'd like additional details.
(s2Member/s2Member Pro) PayPal Compat. This release resolves a conflict between s2Member and a nasty bug at PayPal.com that came to light recently. In some cases, customers reported that clicking the "Continue" button at PayPal.com simply reloaded the page and gave no response. We found that this was attributed to a bug on the PayPal side (see 792). To work around this bug, we are using a new default value for the
ns="1"shortcode attribute in PayPal Pro-Forms and PayPal Buttons. The new default value is
ns="0", which seems to work around this bug for the time being. Props @patdumond @raamdev for reporting and testing this fix. See also full report here.
ns="0"(new default) = prompt for a shipping address, but do not require one
ns="1"(old default) = do not prompt for a shipping address whatsoever
See also: WordPress Dashboard → s2Member → PayPal Pro-Forms → PayPal Shortcode Attributes (Explained)
(s2Member/s2Member Pro) Getting Started: The old Quick Start Guide was renamed to "Getting Started" in this release. It was also cleaned up and improved a bit; i.e., brought up-to-date. In addition, there is a new welcome message for first-time users of the software that invites them to read over the Getting Started page before they begin. Props @raamdev. See also: this GitHub issue.
(s2Member Pro) Stripe Bug Fix: This release corrects a problem with Stripe refund and chargeback notification handling. s2Member Pro will now receive and handle Stripe refund and/or chargeback events (through your existing Webhook) as expected.
See: WordPress Dashboard → s2Member → Stripe Options → Automatic EOT Behavior for options that allow you to control the way in which s2Member should respond whenever a refund is processed, or when a dispute (chargeback) occurs at Stripe.
Props @ElizWS and @tubiz w/ AffiliateWP. See also this GitHub issue.
[s2Member-List /]Added the ability to search usermeta data too. For instance, you can now search
s2member_custom, etc, etc. See this GitHub issue.
nicknamecolumns are now a part of the default value for the
search_columns=""attribute in the
[s2Member-List /]shortcode. See also: this GitHub issue. Props @patdumond for her ideas.
[s2Member-List /]There are some new
orderby=""options. You may now choose to order the list by:
[s2Member-List /]It is now possible to search through s2Member Custom Registration/Profile Fields that may contain an array of values; i.e., you can now search any Custom Registration/Profile Field in s2Member. For instance, if a field is designed to accept multiple selections, or you provide a set of multiple checkbox options. See also: this GitHub issue.
[s2Member-List /]Bug Fix: Meta fields that contained a timestamp were being displayed by the
date_i18n()function in WP core. However, the time offset calculation was wrong; i.e., not a match to the local time configured by your installation of WordPress. Fixed in this release.
[s2Member-List /]Bug Fix: Minor formatting corrections for replacement codes made available for the
link_*=""attributes in the
[s2Member-List /]: It is now possible to search for an exact match by surrounding your search query with double quotes; e.g.,
"john doe"(in quotes, for an exact match), instead of the default behavior, which is
*john doe*behind-the-scenes; i.e., a fuzzy match.
[s2Member-List /]: Several behind-the-scenes performance enhancements.
(s2Member/s2Member Pro) PHP 7 Compat. This release of s2Member removes its use of the
/emodifier in calls to
preg_replace(), which was deprecated in PHP 5.5 and has been removed in PHP 7. Props @bridgeport. See also: this GitHub issue.