The Simple Membership Plugin uses the membership level to determine if a certain user can view the protected content from the front-end of your website.
If content is protected against a certain access level and the user doesn’t have that membership level in his account profile, then the plugin will hide that content. This is why a member record (with a membership level) is needed in the members menu of our plugin to view the protected/hidden content.
If you want your WordPress admin user to have access to the protected content then do the following so it has a membership record:
Step 1) Create a new membership level for this admin user. Lets call it “Admin Access Level”. This special membership level will be used by your admin user account only.
Step 2) Import your WP Admin user into the “Admin Access Level” using this addon.
Step 3) Give this newly created level (Admin Access Level) access to all your protected content.
Step 4) Log out of the site and then log back in.
Now, when you are logged in using this admin account, you will be able to see all the protected content from the front-end.