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.

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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