ExpressionEngine 2.2.2 has been released today. Version 2.2.2 is a minor update targeting membership sites who use “Manual activation by an administrator” only. It is not a necessary upgrade for other sites, and the handful of fixes in this release will be included in our next scheduled release targeting all users.
A change in behavior was introduced in 2.2 with respect to the “Pending” member group’s ability to log in to an ExpressionEngine web site. While template access restrictions, and member group access permissions are customizable for this special member group, previous versions of ExpressionEngine did not allow members assigned to this group to log in, but 2.2 did. The change was substantial enough to treat it as a critical bug for the small percentage of sites that are affected by this behavior, prompting today’s release.
If you have a membership based site running version 2.2 or 2.2.1, and are using manual activation for your newly registered members, and have content on your site that is available to registered members but not protected by template access or the Pending member group’s membership preferences, please download and update to version 2.2.2.