Discussion on Groups File Access WordPress Plugin

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I am planning to use Groups with WooCommerce per the “Groups for Woocommerce” plugin offered at the WooThemes site. Being able to auto-add people to a certain member status based on the product they purchased is crucial for necessary automation in my online business. I’m also set to use this extension (Groups File Access) to limit access to files stored on Amazon S3 to those who just purchased those files.

BUT, I also need some kind of a system for certain members to have USER PROFILES (like Envato Author pages), and some level of intranet-like access to the site.

So I’m currently trying UserPro with its extensions (also on CodeCanyon) to do this.

HERE’S MY CRITICAL QUESTION: Is Groups (and the various extensions, especially Woocommerce functionality) COMPATIBLE with UserPro? If not, do you know of SOMEthing that can fulfill my basic user-profile needs that WILL work with the Groups ecosystem???

I saw the comment above where there was a conflict with how WP users were handled, and you said that your plugin wouldn’t work with what he was using (LearnDash) because that other plugin used a different method for handling user roles, or something.

Groups seems to be the primary need for my site, but I loathe to have to skimp on other features for the breeze of user-role-assigned-by-product-purchase automation :(

Thanks for your time and your thoughtful work, sir. Any response will surely help my cause greatly.

itthinx

Regarding this:

I’m also set to use this extension (Groups File Access) to limit access to files stored on Amazon S3 to those who just purchased those files.

You don’t need GFA for that, if you create temporary download links and protect them using Groups’ shortcodes.

Regarding your main question whether Groups and UserPro are compatible, to be honest I don’t know, I haven’t tried that combination. As you can install Groups directly (it’s free), if you already have UserPro, please give it a try and check if the main requirements are fulfilled and if you see any conflicts.

It will take some testing on your part and if you’d like to comment on any conflicts you see that would be welcome, at least it may be helpful for others who consider a similar combination.

Cheers

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Hi, just purchased your plugin. Is it possible to redirect successful log ins to the page containing the document links after log in instead of to the wordpress user profile? Cheers

itthinx

Hi, yes that is possible. There is a free plugin for that Groups 404 Redirect.

Thanks for using GFA, please don’t forget to rate it :)

Default-user

Brilliant Thank you, just have to figure out how to use it now.

Default-user

Help please. Here’s what I’m trying to achieve but not having any success. User goes to say page1, on this page is a the log in link. Once they’ve logged in they are directed to their page containing all relevant documents not the profile page. I need the redirects to go to different pages for different users logging in. Is all this doable?

itthinx

The plugin can redirect to the WordPress login or to a specific page. It can’t redirect to different pages per user if that’s what you try to achieve but I’m not sure if that is what you try to do or not. If you just want to redirect to a page where they have their links or where you place links to pages they have access to, then you can choose that page under Settings > Groups 404 Redirect.

Default-user

I’m trying to get the redirect’s to go to specific page for a logged in user by the group they belong to. But if I’m only able to redirect to a set page then that does suit my purpose and will have to make do with having the user navigate to their page once logged in. Thanks.

itthinx

Ok thanks. I’ll consider adding the option to redirect based on their group membership, I think that might be interesting for cases like this.

Please don’t forget to rate the GFA plugin :)

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rosewx12 Purchased

Hi,

I’m going to leave 2 comments since I have 2 different issues. First issue, your captcha is broken on your official support page on the product website. I tried to leave my bug there and could not.

Thank you, Rose

itthinx

Hi Rose, please try to reload the page using Cmd+R or Ctrl+R or clear the browser cache, we had an issue with the captcha due to browser caching but this should now be resolved.

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rosewx12 Purchased

Thank you! I just tried again without refreshing and there was a new Captcha that worked.

itthinx

Thanks Rose!

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rosewx12 Purchased

And second more serious issue:

We’ve found a bug in this plugin when it is used with MP3s in iOS devices. We have a large (20+ minute) mp3 file. If we bi-pass the plugin and put it directly in the upload directory and link to it then it works fine. The mp3 player starts on the iOS device, after a small download delay it shows how much total time there is and you can play the file to completion.

On the other hand if you link to the same file with this plugin then the mp3 player starts but the total time never shows up on the player. Also, it only plays a few minutes before it resets to the beginning and starts all over again missing most of the content.

I did a little poking at HTTP headers. It looks like when a direct (not plugin) link is made the server sends first a 206 partial content followed by a 304 that streams the data. On the other hand with the plugin you send a 200 OK. The other thing I noticed is that some size data shows up in the chrome network browser with out the plugin… but with the plugin the network browser shows a size of 0.

This is a rather critical bug for my customer since he has a live site and some angry customers who can not access their mp3 subscriptions via their idevices.

Thank you, Rose

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rosewx12 Purchased

I’ve submitted this comment on the official support site.

itthinx

Many thanks Rose, I’ll have a look and post a reply there.

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rosewx12 Purchased

I just wanted to follow up to say thank you to itthinx for quickly fixing what may have been a rather complex bug. It’s really nice to see such great post sales support! Thank you!

itthinx

Hi Rose,

Thanks for that and for the review as well, I really appreciate it :)

Your feedback on that issue was great and if you have any further suggestions, please let me know.

Cheers

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I have 2 pre-sales questions: 1) wp 3.9.1 ready? 2) in front end i have the chance to paginate the result?

regards

itthinx

On 1 – Yes only one revision needs to be done to avoid WordPress complaining about prepare semantics which had a change (but that doesn’t affect the functionality and only shows up when debugging is enabled).

On 2 – no but that’s a good idea, I’m adding it to the @todo list.

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Hi there.. One question, please: I have Groups and GFA. I want to redirect a user that try to access a FILE (not post) to a specific WooCommerce Product in my Shop. How to do that? I added the post ID to G404, but it doesn´t work. For ex. here is the file: http://handbuch-manipulation.de/?gfid=1 And i want to redirect that to for ex: /produktkategorie/arbeitshefte/

Thx for ur help

itthinx

Hi, currently you can only redirect the user to the WordPress login (which is an option shown under Groups > File Access). This is independent from the Groups 404 Redirect plugin as the process is treated by a different access handler so using both together wouldn’t let you redirect the user to a specific page when trying to access a file. I’ll take note of the suggestion and see if it would be feasible to add an action hook which could be used to achieve this though.

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