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=== Members ===
Contributors: greenshady
Donate link:
Tags: admin, role, roles, member, members, profile, shortcode, user, users, widget, widgets
Requires at least: 3.4
Tested up to: 3.7
Stable tag: 0.2.4
A user, role, and content management plugin that makes WordPress a more powerful CMS.
== Description ==
Members is a plugin that extends your control over your blog. It's a user, role, and content management plugin that was created to make WordPress a more powerful CMS.
The foundation of the plugin is its extensive role and capability management system. This is the backbone of all the current features and planned future features.
### Plugin Features:
* Role Manager: Allows you to edit, create, and delete roles as well as capabilities for these roles.
* Content Permissions: Gives you control over which users (by role) have access to post content.
* Shortcodes: Shortcodes to control who has access to content.
* Widgets: A login form widget and users widget to show in your theme's sidebars.
* Private Site: You can make your site and its feed completely private if you want.
### Professional Support
If you need professional plugin support from me, the plugin author, you can access the support forums at [Theme Hybrid](, which is a professional WordPress help/support site where I handle support for all my plugins and themes for a community of 40,000+ users (and growing).
### Plugin Development
If you're a theme author, plugin author, or just a code hobbyist, you can follow the development of this plugin on it's [GitHub repository](
### Donations
Yes, I do accept donations. If you want to buy me a beer or whatever, you can do so from my [donations page]( I appreciate all donations, no matter the size. Further development of this plugin is not contingent on donations, but they are always a nice incentive.
== Installation ==
1. Upload `members` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory.
2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
3. Go to <em>Settings > Members</em> to select which settings you'd like to use.
More detailed instructions are included in the plugin's `readme.html` file.
== Frequently Asked Questions ==
### Why was this plugin created?
I wasn't satisfied with the current user, role, and permissions plugins available. Yes, some of them are good, but nothing fit what I had in mind perfectly. Some offered few features. Some worked completely outside of the WordPress APIs. Others lacked the GPL license.
This plugin is still a long way away from my goals, but it'll get there eventually.
### How do I use it?
Most things should be fairly straightforward, but I've included an in-depth guide in the plugin download. It's a file called `readme.html` in the `/docs` folder.
You'll want to look over that. It's probably the most in-depth plugin documentation you'll ever read. ;)
Now, open up the `/docs/readme.html` file included in the plugin download and read the documentation.
### I can't access the "Role Manager" features.
When the plugin is first activated, it runs a script that sets specific capabilities to the "Administrator" role on your site that grants you access to this feature. So, you must be logged in with the administrator account to access the role manager.
If, for some reason, you do have the administrator role and the role manager is still inaccessible to you, deactivate the plugin. Then, reactivate it.
### Help! I've locked myself out of my site!
Well, that's why you really need to read the documentation for the plugin before actually using it, especially a plugin that controls permissions for your site.
== Screenshots ==
1. Members plugin settings
2. Role management screen
3. Edit role screen
4. Members settings help tab
5. Content permissions on the edit post screen
== Changelog ==
### Version 0.2.4
* Fixed content permissions not saving for attachments. Note that this only protects **content** and not media files.
* No longer runs the upgrade script when `WP_INSTALLING` is `TRUE`.
### Version 0.2.3
* Fixes the strict standards notice "Redefining already defined constructor for class Members_Load".
* No longer uses `&` for passing the role name by reference on plugin activation.
* Fixes the `[feed]` shortcode, which was using the wrong callback function.
### Version 0.2.2
* No longer displays non-editable roles on the edit roles screen.
### Version 0.2.1
* Fixes the " Creating default object from empty value" error.
### Version 0.2.0
* Updated everything. Nearly all the code was rewritten from the ground up to make for a better user experience.
* Plugin users should check their plugin settings.
### Version 0.1.1
* Fixed a bug with the Content Permissions component that restricted access to everyone.
* Added missing internationalization function call: `load_plugin_textdomain()`.
* Added new `/languages` folder for holding translations.
* Added `members-en_EN.po`, ``, and `members.pot` to the `/languages` folder.
* Updated some non-internationalized strings.
### Version 0.1.0
* Plugin launch. Everything's new!
== Upgrade Notice ==
### If upgrading from a version earlier than 0.2.0
Version 0.2.0 included a complete overhaul of the plugin. Please check your plugin and widget settings.
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