I’ve installed s2member on my site, and configured PayPal. It’s operating in Sandbox mode, and I was provided a Sandbox email / password to use with PayPal. I’ve also added the following to my wp-config.php:
define( ‘LOCALHOST’, true );
I have a page titled ‘testpage2’, and I used the Custom Capability shortcode generator to create a PayPal button:
Purchase access to this page:
[s2Member-PayPal-Button level="*" ccaps=“testpage2” desc=“Description and pricing details here.” ps=“paypal” lc="" cc=“USD” dg=“0” ns=“1” custom=“jbbu-paywall.crh” ra=“0.01” rp=“1” rt=“L” rr=“BN” image=“default” output=“button” /]
So far so good. I click through, ‘purchase’ access to the course, and it’s successful. After clicking the “Return to merchant” link in PayPal, it takes me back to my site, and tells me that access should be provided via email, but also tells me that in Sandbox mode, the email won’t be sent out. (In addition, given that I’m developing on my localhost, my dev environment doesn’t have the ability to send emails.)
Back on testpage2, I have the following shortcode:
This Member can access Custom Capability: testpage2
This Member can NOT access Custom Capability: testpage2
Unfortunately, even after I’ve purchased access to Custom Capability testpage2, I am never granted access to the testpage2 content. However, if I modify this WordPress user and manually add the ‘testpage2’ custom capability to the user, the code works as expected and the “purchased” testpage2 content renders.
Obviously I can’t manually update each user after they make a purchase. It appears that purchasing access to the Custom Capability ‘testpage2’ does not update the WordPress user to reflect access to that custom capability.
Does anyone have any insight on how to address this? Thank you in advance.