Hello all s2M users!
As we all know, s2M is not updated long time ago. Last two weeks I try hard to contact the company and developers, but no luck. As lot of yours too… Latest “signs of life” from Raam Dev I find is from late July and start of August. I really hope he has no health problems. But looks like the plugin is “technically dead” like a friend of mine say. Flies “on autopilot”…
And I am a pilot in that plane I can support and develop s2M, can fork it and use the old code. Otherwise over 30000 sites will need to move to other membership plugin, or will crash in some weeks or some months (the site and the forum itself will stop to work at January 2019 by sure, maybe sooner). And that is lot of work (and money…), even for one site, I know… So, to prevent that, I can support the plugin, I did lot of integrations and customizations for it and build several heavy sites, lot of people here are clients of mine. I know that lot of businesses of yours depend of the plugin, because it is really great membership plugin, so I would like to help you, like I do daily here at forum.
My plan is to support both WordPress and ClassicPress, but first aim is to save existing sites. That is a big task, so I need your help. Here is what I can’t do myself:
Knowledge base, forum and educational videos: since this forum and the entire site will die, and nobody here have access to the hosting, we need to save info. Please do a copy of all possible info you get. I know this is enormous amount of info in KB, and very quality one, but no way to copy myself… So please let we choose volunteers who can download what is possible, later will upload it at the new site that I will build.
Domains: help me to buy domains, to be possible to do “the jump” to the “new” plugin smooth and easy.
Financial support: this job will need lot of my time, I can not do without your support. Donations are welcome too. My clone will have another price packages, but before to be possible for me to sell it, will need to do lot of work…
We both need to decide what are the most important upgrades, please vote for the most important updates and new features.
Connect me to WebSharks. All the process will be most easer if I can work with the company. I know lot of you try, and hard too… Well, let’s hope, will be great for all of us.
Believe me, this is my hardest project. I really need your support, or we all will crash… I would like to hear your voice about my plan. All questions welcome.
Update at 31.10.2018 (who celebrates Halloween, if there is a plugin to save? ): I start ThriveCart integration, hope the very first release will have it. Happy Halloween to who is affected/involved!
Update at 16.11.2018: My fork of the plugin have a name: s4Members! Thanks for your suggestions!
Also I build a site, very simple at this time, with just a forum. Please everyone move to the new site and forum, as this one will die in 2 months. Bad news is that all the old threads with questions, problems, hacks and answers will be lost. Sorry, I find no way to get control over this (existing) site… So, the only solution I can see is to move to the new site and build them again. Also who can, please “harvest” all valuable info from this site and add to the new site. Meantime I work on the code of the new plugin.
I think with our efforts together we can save most of the info, and the plugin itself.
Update at 10 Dec 2018 Just to feed rumours: Don’t panic. The plugin will be alive and will be developed. We work on this, but needs some time to run the support again.