By default, Paid Memberships Pro uses the the_content filter to hide member content from non-members. When a non-member lands on a piece of restricted content, they are shown a message as set under Memberships > Advanced Settings.

This recipe shows you how to redirect away from members-only content. It’s a useful approach if you want to completely hide the existence of the post or for theme or plugin conflicts.

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About the Recipe

Some themes (especially video/image/media-based themes) don’t display the main content through the the_content function. For these kinds of pages/themes, you can edit your theme to wrap sensitive bits using the pmpro_hasMembershipLevel() function or you can simply redirect non-members from the page entirely. We also have another tutorial that covers some known theme or page-builder conflicts that may be useful in your troubleshooting.

The Code Recipe

We are considering making this an option in the plugin settings, but for now you can redirect non-members away from member content using the code below.

Adding the Recipe to Your Website

You can add this recipe to your site by creating a custom plugin or using the Code Snippets plugin available for free in the WordPress repository. Read this companion article for step-by-step directions on either method.

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