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Pay Per Post Plugin for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Pay Per Post Plugin | Restrict Content With Subscriptions in WordPress

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The Pay Per Post plugin turns your articles and site into a pay per view system. The plugin restricts access to pages and posts based on duration and cost.

Powerful Pay Per Post Plugin

The Pay Per Post WordPress plugin allows you to charge your visitors and users a specific amount in order to access restricted pages and posts on your website for a limited time

The plugin support direct payment using WooCommerce cart system or Easy Digital Downloads.

This pay per view tool can also work with MicroPayment platform allowing users to pay by using your own defined virtual currency.


Post Pay Per View

After you activate the pay-per-post plugin, a metabox will be added to all of your pages and posts.

You can define the pricing plan or duration for that particular page or post.

Post Page with Subscription Options
Post Page with Subscription Options

Pricing Plans: Per Article or Group of Posts

Example of Payboxes
Example of Payboxes
The pay per post plugin supports unlimited pricing plans which can be divided into several tiers, i.e. granting access for differing length of time. The options are: minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and lifetime.

For example, you can charge $1 for 1 day access, or $1 for 1 week access or even for unlimited time access.


Post Per Pay View Subscription Plans

You can also define a pricing plan or subscription service that will apply to a group of posts rather than just a single post.

This will enable you to sell access to a collection of documents instead of just a single one.

Settings Screen Showing Subscription Settings
Settings Screen Showing Subscription Settings

Pay Per Post: Detecting User Pricing Plan

Once a post is assigned to a pricing plan, the plugin will automatically detect whether users are logged-in and whether they have an active subscription to that particular page.

Page With Locked Sections
Page With Locked Sections
The plugin also support users which are not logged-in by adding a cookie once they purchase the access plan.

  1. If they paid - They will see the complete post content.
  2. If they didn't pay - They will only see selected parts of the post, followed by a buy now button showing the different pricing tiers available. You define how much of the content they can see.


Pay Per View Reporting System

The plugin's Admin reporting system shows all active subscriptions.

Filter subscriptions by pricing plan for an optimized view.

Showing Admin Dashboard with Active Subscription
Showing Admin Dashboard with Active Subscription

Pay Per Post User Dashboard

User's Subscription List
User's Subscription List
Users will be able to see their active subscription services from their dashboard and get notified of the time they have left to view each document.

Localization and Supported Languages

All frontend labels can be easily changed to any language so the user interface will speak your language.

This also includes adjusting the terms used to match your personal use case.

Settings Screen For Plugin Labels and Messages
Settings Screen For Plugin Labels and Messages

Setting up the Pay Per Post Plugin

  1. Define Pricing Plans – After installing CM Pay-Per-Post, define your pricing plans
  2. Define Pricing Tiers – Define pricing tiers for each pricing plan
  3. Select Post – Select the posts and pages you want to include in each pricing plan
  4. User Dashboard – Add a shortcode into your users’ dashboards to help them view their active subscription
  5. Manage Subscriptions – Monitor your plugin performance and active subscriptions from the admin panel


Using the Pay Per Post Plugin

  • Pay Per View Posts – Sell access to specific posts and pages on your site
  • Membership and Subscriptions – Sell membership plans to access a group of documents on your site
  • Direct Payment Support – Integrate with Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce to support direct payments for each subscription
  • Optional MicroPayments Support – Use with your own defined virtual currency. Support paying for reading the post with virtual currency and also paying the author who wrote the post
  • Control Subscription Length – Supports tiered pricing based on lengths of time


Pay Per Post Use Case Examples

  • Sell Content – Sell varied content about diet plans, expats guides and much more. Create subscription plans and charge them for access to your posts and pages.
  • Sell Recipes – Create a recipe directory on your site and lock guests from deserts.


Pay Per Post Plugin Related Use Cases

Pay Per Post Plugin Features

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Setup post payment – This paywall solution lets you define payment option for a single post or groups of posts.
Pricing plans – Define several pricing plans. Plans can show different duration in hours. Once a user accesses posting they can choose between plans and posts will be available for a longer period depending on their plan. Check screen example
Manage Subscriptions – Admin can manually add subscriptions or cancel existing ones from a subscription dashboard available only for admin. Check screen example
Page View Restriction – Admin can create restricted web pages or posts by adding payment options and can also add recurring payments options by adding post expiration restriction payment plan to each or some of the pages or posts. Users will pay to view content on your WordPress site.

You can turn your whole site into pay-per-view site.

Reports – Admin dashboard includes reports on all active subscriptions. Check screen example.
User Dashboard – Use a shortcode to display user active subscriptions.

This will let user control their subscription and access post they paid for. Shortcode can be embedded in existing user dashboard. Check screen example.

Paid or Free Content – You can choose which page or post to restrict access on. You can add paid content or free content to your WordPress site. Free content will not show any payment option before accessing it.

On the restricted content, users will see the subscription plan option, choose accordingly and pay for a post or page view. It will let subscribers pay with different payment methods. You can also create multiple subscription level groups.

Support Search Engines – Allow search engines’ crawlers to have access to the post content without payments on your pay per view website.
Charge for SubmissionWordPress Pay Per Post Plugin allows admin to restrict content as well as submissions forms. Users will need to pay to submit posts.
Email Notification – Users will receive a payment confirmation email when they pay for access to restricted posts or pages.
Labels – Plugin supports changing labels and messages that are displayed to users.
Custom PostsWordPress Pay-Per-Post Solution supports custom posts and can apply to any custom post you choose.
Metabox in each page or Post – After plugin installation a metabox will appear in the page/post editor, allowing you to select a pricing plan for that particular post or page. Check screen example.
Pay Author Virtual Currency – With MicroPayment Platform admin can allow author to be paid using virtual currency. Author can set from the backend dashboard amount of points per each post and receive these points once it is read.

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Pay Per Post Demo

Pay Per Post DemoThis demo shows the different types of restriction which you can test live.

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Pay Per Post Additional Addons and Modules

The following is a list of additional modules and addons which when installed together with the Pay Per Post plugin provide additional functionality

CM MicroPayment
Micropayments Virtual Wallet
Add your own “virtual currency“ and allow in-site transactions without having to process each payment externally. Can integrate with many other WordPress plugins, including WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, CM Answers, CM Download Manager and more.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

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[ Video]  [ Userguide]

Pay Per Post Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Can I use both EDD/WooCommerce and Micropayments?

Sure. You can install both MicroPayments and Pay Per Post, and use on per-post or group of posts decide if the payment should be made with direct payments or micropayments. This is ideal for small amount transactions.

Is there a way for users to view and track their subscriptions on WordPress?

Yes. Using the shortcode [cmppp-subscriptions] you can let each of your subscribers view exactly which pages and posts they are subscribed to and how much time they have left until their subscription expires. Once you insert this shortcode into the protected page or post, users will be able to see their subscriptions on WordPress frontend, and renew them if needed.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

Can I restrict content from other plugins?

It’s possible, but it depends on the other plugin.

Example: you can combine PPP with CM Answers and charge visitors to access each question.

Note that is a general rule. We cannot guarantee compatibility with other plugins, as that involves code we don’t control.

Learn more about the requirements: CM Pay Per Post (CMPPP) – How To – Restrict Content From Other Plugins (Custom Post Types).

Can I create a subscription plan for specified post groups?

Absolutely. You can create post groups that will be hidden or shown to users depending on their subscription status. Once a user subscribes to a post groups, all posts within the group will become available for viewing.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

Can I integrate the Pay Per Post plugin with a WooCommerce shopping cart?

Sure. We support both WooCommerce cart system with all available payment gateways.

Does this Plugin handle refunds or does this have to be done manually?

Our plugin assists you in managing refunds. Refunds can be processed automatically if the payment method was Micropayments, if they payment was made using EDD or WooCommerce then it will need to be processed manually

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

Do you have a free version of this plugin?

No, this is not a free plugin and we do not have a free version of this plugin.

Do I miss out on SEO opportunities by hiding content behind a Pay Wall?

No. Our Pay per Post plugin has Configuration settings for displaying the content of paid posts to google’s spiders rather than the payment screen. This way, the paid content can be indexed to boost your site’s SEO.

To learn how this option is enabled see this Documentation Article.

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