I’ve just released a new update to v 1.0.7 of Zen Member, our ultra-lightweight product protection script. Zen Member is currently in private beta and if you’re helping us test it out then you should update your plugin using the normal WordPress plugin updater in WP Admin.
Based on feedback I’ve made some subtle but significant changes to how Zen Member works and you’ll need to check that it is still working as you expect after the update.
The first significant change is the inclusion of a WordPress roles chooser in the admin UI. This allows you to choose which of your current WordPress roles should be allowed to bypass the Zen Member protection for all your protected products. This is great for allowing JV access to your products. It also allows you give administrators (i.e. you) access to all of your products all of the time without having to worry about going via the JVZoo members area, great for testing purposes.
Regular Expression Based File Protection
I’ve upgraded the file protection module to now use regular expressions (regex) so you can now be much more flexible in specifying exactly which folders and/or files you want protected. Regex can look a little complicated at first glance but it’s pretty once you know the basics of the syntax. I’ve included a couple of examples in the UI. We actually use a combination of both the examples to product all the zip & pdf folders in our /downloads/ folder and sub-folders. Here’s our regex:
Thanks for all your help & feedback in beta testing Zen Member so far. I’m going to be extending the beta audience shortly so there may be more tweaks and changes in the coming weeks.
Let me know in the Skype group if you see any problems.