According to this post, the option “Require active membership at post date” “require the user to have been a patron at the date or before your content was posted”.
I don’t know if I’m misunderstanding how the feature operates, but it is not working as I’m expecting. Allow me to elaborate.
I have a test Patreon user that pledged to my campaign (beginning of March, charged in front enabled). That user successfully pledged for March.
As a test, I went to Patreon’s subscriptions and cancelled the membership, so there isn’t any “Active Membership” enabled at the moment for that user. However, as the user was charged in front, the status is “Supported Period March 2020 $10.00 Complete”. So, even if the membership was cancelled today, the user still can see any patron-only post (in the Patreon creator page) as expected.
In my wordpress page, I have a locked post published at 2020/03/25.
Now, the problem I’m facing is: if “Require active membership at post date” option is enabled on that WP post, that test user can’t unlock the post no matter what. Both “Login with Patreon” and “Refresh to access this content” options fails (no errors in the browser’s console).
The user in question had a valid active membership at WP post date (2020/03/25), but it is still unable to unlock the post. Is this a bug, or am I totally misunderstanding how “Require active membership at post date” options works?
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