Video Walkthrough: How to restrict members-only content in Paid Memberships Pro.

If you’re new to Paid Memberships Pro, you may be wondering what settings are available to restrict access to members-only content on your site. This video extends our documentation on Controlling Members-Only Content and provides a quick tutorial to familiarize yourself with a few methods to lock down your posts, pages, and categories.


Control your content.

Paid Memberships Pro is a WordPress Plugin that allows you to add Membership functionality to your website. One primary application of our plugin is to allow users to signup for a membership level in order to gain access to specific, restricted members-only content.

Once you’ve completed the initial installation and setup, you can begin to restrict your site’s pages, posts and other content. In the video below, I will walk you through the three most common methods of turning your website into a membership site by restricting pages, posts, and hiding specific sections of content using the [membership] shortcode.


Video Walkthrough

 

Allow Authors to View Their Posts Regardless of Membership Level

If you have multiple authors on your membership site, this recipe will override the post’s membership requirements and always let the author view their content (ignoring their current or past membership level).

Remember you can set new members to the “author” role at membership checkout via the methods in this previous article.

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Default New Posts to Require Level 1 Membership

Here’s a quick code recipe to check default “Require Membership” settings when you add new posts under Posts > Add New. Update line 17 or duplicate to add additional default requirements.

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Require a Specific Level to Allow Registration for Another Level

This code recipe outlines a method to require a member have “Level 1” Membership in order to complete checkout for “Level 2” membership.

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