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.
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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.
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.
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.
s2Member is a plugin for professional WordPress membership management, integrating seamlessly with user roles & capabilities for WordPress.
Protect your content – pages, posts, tags, categories, URIs, URI word fragments, URI replacement codes for BuddyPress, specific post/page “Buy Now” access, and even portions of content within posts, pages, themes and plugins – all easily configurable & highly extensible. You can even protect downloadable files, stream audio and/or video, and store files either locally or using s2Member’s integration with Amazon S3/CloudFront.
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.