I am sorry this is on such short notice, but we discovered an issue earlier today where Patreon and Subscribestar members are unable to renew their memberships. I went ahead and extended those who have contacted me so far… however, we’ve continued to have issue after issue with my membership service (Restricted Content Pro), and after a year of trying to make it work, I’m finding this membership service to be more of a hindrance than a help.
I think this is the straw that broke the camel’s back here, and so we’re trying something new out. This is probably the worst time to do this, but there is no time like the present. I’ve decided to switch to a new membership service. This time, I’m not pulling any stops. We’re getting the best in the biz (Memberpress). It’s expensive… and lord know I can’t afford it, but nothing is too good for my members, or something like that.
I hope… this will resolve the many… many issues we’ve been having. Stripe users who keep losing their renewal… Coupon code issues, code renewal issues, etc… We hope this leads into reautomating Paypal and Subscribestar renewals so we can drop the code system.
So, what does this mean for you guys? The website might go out some time in the next day or two for a couple of hours to half a day. The membership system may look a bit different going forward. Also, if things don’t go well (and they never do), we might have Paypal and Stripe issues we’ll need to fix.
I know this seems to be a yearly thing with my website… but hopefully it will only improve my site and the user experience for you guys. Just know that I am always trying to do better. You guys are the greatest, and I’ll always try to do what I can for you.
P.S. Yes, I’m still buying a house in two weeks. *whimpers*