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How to protect your posts and pages only for members

Are you looking to publish content only for your members? Then Simple Membership Plugin is the best choice.

Using Simple membership you can protect your articles/posts/pages by creating various membership access levels like Free, Silver, Gold, etc

Here are some of the best features it provides:

  • Free and paid memberships
  • Unlimited membership access levels
  • Compatible with any WordPress theme
  • Shortcodes for member login, registration, edit profile
  • Auto/Manually Approve Members
  • Login Redirection
  • Category Protection
  • Partial or Section Protection

Step 1: Installing Membership plugin

In WordPress, navigate to Plugins > Add New. Search for “Simple Membership Plugin” and click Install Now. When the installation has completed click “Activate Plugin”. You will have a new admin menu item titled “Wp Membership”.

Simple Membership Plugin

Step 2: Configure Membership plugin

Under General Settings you can set the following

  • Enable/Disable Free Membership
  • Show/Hide Adminbar
  • Enable/Disable Auto Approve Members
  • Enable/Disable Comment post
  • Pages Settings

Step 3: Membership Levels Configuration

Here you can create membership packages like Free, Silver and Gold etc.

For creating a free membership, Click Add level and enter membership level – FREE and select WordPress Role

Free Membership Level

Once you create, copy the ID to WP Membership > Settings > Free Membership Level ID

Free Membership level ID

Step 4. Add Members Only Content

Go to posts > add new > Add your content, below the page you can set the protection

Do you want to protect this content? > Yes, Protect this content.

Select the membership level that can access this content: > Silver (choose membership level)

Protect content

Step 5. Membership Payment

For creating Buy Now buttons for membership payment, go to Payments > Create new button

payment button

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