Out of the box = installed, followed installation instructions, Followed what I could find of setup instructions: tested: no good.
Tutorials = After following all tutorials available for installation and setup, and testing failed, unable to find tutorials for troubleshooting issues
Yes, Paid for S2Member plugin
Yes, Paid for domain
Yes, Paid for hosting
I have installed the paid version of S2Member on my wordpress site, closely following the step by step instructions for installation and it is installed. (Yes, I followed the instructions on the link you supplied.)
Now. I need to do setup. There is no wizard or easy way to do this that I could find, within the S2Member plugin, I needed to click on each section to expand it... read the instructions... and follow them... I have done this.
BECAUSE my payment gateway is Clickbank, there is an additional integration that i needed to perform. I followed the instructions to do that integration.
I have setup:
No free subscribers
1 level membership
As far as I can tell (and there's no way to test) my site is setup correctly, except to run a test payment.
I run the test payment and Clickbank confirms payment with a button to download / get access
I select that button... and I get a Thank you Email, you'll be receiving a registration email shortly.
The registration email never goes out.
To troubleshoot, I have confirmed that my email (email@example.com) is sending and receiving email. I have contacted my webhosting and they (through a simple PHP function on my site have confirmed that emails CAN be sent) I installed contact forms 7, and it is working. I am receiving those emails.
I'm going to try to set it up on another domain.