Do you want to protect particular sections or modules inside your Memberpress membership website? In this article, we will tell you how you can protect specific modules or sections inside your Memberpress membership website by making use of the content protection rules present inside Memberpress.
When you have a membership website you generally want to lock the content unless someone has actually paid the subscription. If you thought you will have to hire a developer or a coder to lock the content inside your Memberpress membership website then you are wrong. Memberpress has it’s own plugin that makes it super easy to restrict or protect content
By using the plugin you can restrict a specific page or post or a module so that the other person shouldn’t be able to see it unless they have paid for the subscription. You can also specify content protection rules. Memberpress recommends that you lock content depending on your Memberpship and not on roles or individuals. This way your content will be protected (not shown) to the non-subscribed members.
This way you get a lot more flexibility on the content that you wish to restrict.
Let’s have a look at some of the content protection rules in Memberpress, how to use them and why to use them.
In order to create protection rules you will need to have atleast one Membership in place. Rules are a specific feature inside Memberpress that allows you to restrict access to specific content or modules of your Memberpress membership website.
All Content – You can restrict all the content on your Memberpress membership website but that isn’t ideally recommended. There would be certain pages that you wouldn’t want to restrict e.g Login page, Registration page, Contact Us, About Us. It is better that you don’t restrict these pages. cc
Restricting Category Wise and tag wise content – By making use of this setting you can restrict content that falls under a specific category or posts or content tagged to a specific tag.
Restricting a single post – If you wish to restrict a single post you can do so by entering it’s title
Restricting content on specific URL – If you want to restrict content on a specific URL you can do so
You can always offer a mix of paid and free modules within your membership website. For e.g if you have 15 lessons inside your program you can keep the first two lessons Free and in order for them to see the other lessons they will have to upgrade or buy the subscription for the same.
Using content protection rules is a great feature that you can utilize especially if you offer digital products.
Get complete control on who has access to your content.
You can access the Membership rules by following the below-given steps
Navigate to your dashboard —> Memberpress –> Rules. Then go to the Content & Access section, here you will find a drop-down menu called Protected Content Menu. It is here you can decide as to what you would like to restrict depending on the content types.
Create Drips and Expirations
If you want to release your content, your lessons strategically then you can make use of the drips feature inside Memberpress and tease your audience, create a build-up, offers discounts, and offer limited-time deals. All these techniques are proven to boost membership sign-ups.
If you offer a limited-time deal then there are good chances that people will sign up for your membership without waiting for months. Creating this sense of urgency will surely boost the sales for your membership website.
Besides this, you can also make use of Drip content which means that a particular module or lesson, or day (e.g if you are running a 7 Day Challenge) will be unlocked only if someone completes the earlier module. E.g the Day 2 lesson will be accessible only if someone has completed the training for Day 1. You can even make use of this feature to showcase initial paragraphs to unregistered users and in case they want to see the next lessons they will have to upgrade to the Paid membership