Restricting content access to certain parts of your website is one of the most popular ways of monetizing your content, so here are a number of plugins to help you out in creating a private section on your blog or WordPress site.
Restrict Content Pro is a complete membership and premium content manager plugin for WordPress. Create an unlimited number of memberships levels, including free, trial and premium. Manage members and their subscriptions, track payments, offer discounts with a complete discount code system, and provide premium, members-only content to your subscribers.
With multiple methods of restricting content, you will find it quite simple to restrict entire posts / pages or just portions of them. Want to show content to premium users only? No problem. Want to show content to non-registered users only (such as a signup form)? No problem. Want to show content to non-registered users and non-premium users? This is simple too.
MemberPress is a WordPress membership plugin that makes it easy to charge your users for access to content and digital products such as software and e-books.
It will give you the ability to confidently create, manage and analyse membership subscriptions and digital products. In addition to these powerful abilities, MemberPress will allow you to grant and revoke access to posts, pages, categories, tags, feeds, communities and digital files based on what products your users have purchased or subscribed to.
Paid Member Subscriptions is an easy to setup, yet comprehensive membership plugin that allows you to create subscription plans, accept payments and restrict content based on membership level or logged in status.
The content restriction feature can be set globally, using a paid Global Content Restriction add-on, or individually for each post, page or custom post type.
Besides restricting the standard content types, you can also restrict WooCommerce products (viewing and/or purchasing) as well as the Shop page.
If you have a bbPress powered forum, Paid Member Subscriptions lets you restrict both forums and individual topics to non-members.
It comes with multiple types of restrictions, like restriction using a message, restriction using a redirect or loading a template.
Profile Builder is an all in one user registration and profile plugin, which also offers the ability to restrict content based on user role and logged in status.
The plugin is focused on allowing users to create front-end registration and profile forms with different types of custom fields, but the feature pack extends to customizing emails, setting up redirects, as well as creating advanced user listings (member directories).
It includes a role editor module which makes it really simple to create, edit, delete and duplicate user roles as well as add and remove capabilities.
The content restriction feature extend also to WooCommerce products or bbPress forums.
You also have a restriction shortcode available in case you only need to restrict parts of your content.
PrivateContent is a simple and fast solution to power up your WordPress website by adding a multilevel login, private areas, user private pages and users management features. It’s easy to use and doesn’t require any scripting knowledge.
Among its features you will find the ability to completely lock down your entire site (including menus) with one click, a form skin builder to blend the plugin into your site’s design, as well as a powerful public API in case you need to extend restrictions or add capabilities to create a custom system that works for you.
WP Customer Area is a modular all-in-one solution to manage private content with WordPress. Files, pages, conversations, tasks, etc: sharing private content with one or multiple users is the main feature provided by this plugin.
WP Customer Area guarantees a member-only area accessible only to authenticated users. The content shared in that space is fully secure and will never be indexed by search engines. The base plugin allows to privately share pages and files for free, while the add-ons provide even more: conversations, projects, task lists and much more.
Have you used any of these plugins to restrict content? Or are there other plugins that you prefer to use? Let us know more in the comments below.