The “Restrict Registration” option is deprecated from version 2.0.3.
The a various reasons for this, but the two primary ones are User Privacy and lack of WooCommerce support.
In the EU, new data protection rules (GDPR) will be enforced from 25th May 2018. Under these rules there need to be more transparency over what information companies hold on their users.
Additionally, the most used registration (and request for support) comes from WooCommerce users who want to be able to check the age of a user when registering/checking out of the shop.
Therefore, when this feature is removed from Age Gate, a new addon will be available to plug the gap, but with new features and better control such as:
- Ability to age check without storing the information to the database
- WooCommerce registration, checkout and my account support
- Standard WordPress registration and User management support
- Registrations can have a custom age