You may want to know how the plugin stores its information, either to clean up after removal, or to develop some automated clean up tasks.
We are using the following database tables:
- options table: every row with key starting by « cuar_ »
- posts table: every post with post_type starting by « cuar_ »
- postmeta table : everything linked to the above posts
- users table : to store users
- usermeta table : some meta information related to those users
Additionally, the plugin uses the folder to store files and ftp uploads. By default this is located in « wp-content/customer-area ».
In short, we recommend to turn off automatic updates for the base plugin and for the add-ons.
Technically nothing prevents you from automatically updating the plugin.
What could happen though is that the main plugin automatically gets updated first, and the add-ons would get updated maybe a day later. You may then be running two incompatible versions: add-ons would require for instance a function which has disappeared from the new version, or some code is working in a different way than before. Your website would crash.
That can happen with any other plugin working in the same way: WooCommerce, etc. and is not particular to WP Customer Area itself.
The reason that others plugins look like they are getting blocked, or not rendered properly, or even not displayed at all within the Customer Area is that we use a custom CSS selector and reset all styles in the area to prevent others themes or plugins to interfere with the interface.
Integration of others plugins can be done by following our custom styling instructions.