Adam
December 14, 2023

Exciting Plans For 2024

Two days ago a customer in our Facebook Group asked about what we have planned for SureMembers.

I asked them to give me a day to formalize the plans, so I could share them.

Like anything, these are our plans, and sometimes things can happen to delay or change plans, but this is what we are going to be working on in 2024. If something is a few weeks or even a month behind, it’s just how it goes sometimes.

But first, let me share our plans for a sister product, Presto Player, because these two products will become the perfect pair.

Presto Player 2024 Plans

Next year we will be rebranding Presto Player and bringing it into the Sure family of products.

In 2024, we aim to have 4 major feature releases that will get us closer to our long term plans for Presto Player.

Release 1: Instant video/playlist pages

Currently, when you create a video in the media hub, you then place it on a page or post.

Following the huge success of Instant Checkout Pages in SureCart, we are bringing the same concept into Presto Player to make it quick and easy to build gorgeous video pages and playlist pages in an instant.

Instant video/playlist pages will lay the foundation for structured online courses and e-learning applications within the Sure family of products.

Release 2: SureMembers & SureCart integration, Pay Per View

We have long wanted to offer protected videos as part of a membership program, online course, or just pay per video.

We will be building a deep integration with SureCart and SureMembers that will unlock powerful ways to monetize your video content.

Protect and sell access to these instant video pages and instant playlist pages.

Release 3: Viewer/student profile pages

Presto Player already tracks your viewers. We just never built an interface to display what they are watching and for how long.

We will build it in a modular way that will integrate with SureMembers so that you can have comprehensive member profile pages.

Release 4: Overall improvements and polish

We will take this last release cycle to make overall improvements and address user requests.

SureMembers 2024 Plans

In 2024, we aim to have 4 major feature releases that will get us closer to our long term plans for SureMembers.

Release 1: Email notification system, user import, onboarding

Most of the development of these features is already done. Email notifications will lay the groundwork for the next release.

Release 2: Integration with Presto Player

We will enable SureMembers to protect instant video pages and instant playlist pages, as well as individual videos in a playlist.

This will enable you to create structured online courses.

Release 3: Roadmaps

Roadmaps is a new feature aimed at solving a problem with all membership plugins and websites.

It aims to answer the question in your members mind: What should I be doing on this membership website?

As the site owner, you will create Roadmaps for your members. A Roadmap is a series of steps your members should go through as part of your membership.

Steps can be:

  • Visit page on your website
  • Watch a video or a video playlist created by Presto Player
  • Take a quiz created in SureForms
  • Click on a link
  • Book a meeting in LatePoint
  • Download a file
  • Take some action

With Roadmaps you will be able to create adaptive learning programs for your members.

It’s perfect for online training programs, coaching programs, really use case.

We think it’s the future of online learning for WordPress websites.

Release 4: Overall improvements and polish

We will take this last release cycle to make overall improvements and address user requests.

Wrap Up

So here you have it, our plans for 2024.

Hope you can appreciate the transparency and we hope you are excited for an amazing 2024.

Adam
December 14, 2023

Version 1.9.3

The main focus of this release is to make it easy for 3rd party plugins to integrate with SureMembers.

Special thanks to Jack at WPFusion for adding the first integration. If you are not familiar with WPFusion, it is a very unique plugin that enables your plugins to interconnect based on CRM tags.

New:

  • New: Introduced new hooks to add extra meta-boxes to support third-party plugins.

Improvement:

  • Improvement: Updated the license library to it’s latest version.

Fix:

  • Fix: Resolved an issue where an empty value was causing errors in the strpos function.
  • Fix: Addressed a problem with the opening position of the date-picker for the Expiration date option.
  • Fix: Fixed the access expiration issue when the access is set to expire on the relative OR specific expiration dates.
  • Fix: Access restriction was not working on the basis of URL conditions.
Adam
October 9, 2023

Version 1.9.2

This is a minor point release.

🐞 Fixes:

  • Fix: Fixed the login customizer redirect issue for showing 404 page in some cases.
Adam
September 19, 2023

Version 1.9.1

This is a minor point release to add compatibility with Gravity Forms.

πŸ‘Š Improvements:

  • Improvement: Added compatibility for adding access groups to users when registered via Gravity Forms.

🐞 Fixes:

  • Fix: Fixed the issue that prevented clearing selected access groups on the WooCommerce product edit screen.
  • Fix: Fixed JS error that occurred when selecting a specific date in the drip date.
  • Fix: Updated BuddyBoss integration file load logic for better compatibility.
Adam
September 5, 2023

Version 1.9.0

Introducing the ability to customize the login URL. This has been requested here in the past.

It’s super easy to set the URL to what you want.

Also, as part of this release, we have changed the settings panel name from Login Styler to Login Customizer.

✨ New:

  • Feature: Easily change the URL of the WP login form page.

πŸ‘Š Improvements:

  • Improvement: Added support for threaded access groups logic when using BuddyBoss components restriction with SureMembers.
  • Improvement: Added a new filter to control featured image display for restricted posts.
Adam
August 18, 2023

Version 1.8.1

This update focuses on solving some reported issues but also includes some nice improvements our users have been asking for.

When you have an access group set to have a expiration date, there may be cases where you want to manually override the expiration for certain members. Now you can easily accomplish this.

πŸ‘Š Improvements:

  • Improvement: Optimized error layout and resolved BuddyBoss Theme issues in Login Popup.
  • Improvement: Added the ability to set expiration settings based on users directly from the profile page.
  • Improvement: Removed licensing popup and added licensing using API on the admin page.

🐞 Fixes:

  • Fix: Restricted the usage of special characters when creating, updating, and deleting user accounts.
  • Fix: Alert now appears when attempting to save a particular date and expiration date.
  • Fix: Unauthorized Access Button URL strips all content from non-English URLs.
  • Fix: Eliminate inactive or deleted access groups from the users list.
  • Fix: Modal Content not visible properly on restricted pages.
Adam
June 2, 2023

Version 1.8.0

Introducing expanded BuddyBoss support and new features to enhance cohort style membership.

✨ New:

  • Feature: Added a new feature that lets users choose a drip date to a specific date in the access group.

πŸ‘Š Improvements:

  • Improvement: Added compatibility for restricting BuddyBoss pages using URL restriction.
  • Improvement: Updated Download file’s filename to inherit from the uploaded filename.

🐞 Fixes:

  • Fix: Fixed unable to delete or archive access group issue.
Adam
April 28, 2023

Version 1.7.2

✨ Improvement:

  • Improvement: Added compatibility for new Elementor Containers to have support for block restriction option.
Adam
April 26, 2023

Version 1.7.1

✨ Improvement:

  • Improvement: Added compatibility for BuddyBoss user registration and access group.
  • Improvement: Allow more than 10 downloads to be added to the access group.

🐞 Fixes:

  • Fix: Fixed Jetpack notification shortcut bug in the SureMembers edit page.
  • Fix: Changed Elementor widget access menu position to maintain uniformity.
  • Fix: Bug fixed that was causing the screen to go blank when using the login styler settings page.
  • Fix: Fixed the issue that was causing all downloads filename to be set as ‘Download’.
Adam
February 7, 2023

Version 1.7.0

πŸŽ‰ Say Goodbye to Login Sharing with SureMember’s New Login Restrictions Feature!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest feature, Login Restrictions, designed to help you better secure your membership content. With this feature, you can now prevent login sharing and ensure that only authorized members have access to your valuable content.

Benefits:

  • Enhanced security for your membership content
  • Prevention of unauthorized access
  • Improved user experience for your members
  • Peace of mind knowing that your content is protected

Start using Login Restrictions today and take control of your membership content security. Log in to your SureMember website and enable this feature now!

We hope you enjoy using this new feature! And here is our documentation on it.

✨ New:

  • Feature: Prevent login sharing for chosen user roles.

🐞 Fixes:

  • Fix: Resolved archive page restricted issue when all singulars rule was selected.