How To Easily Sell Premium Content For Free With WordPress

iThemes just announced Restrict Content 3.0, an easy and (almost) free way to sell premium content such as courses, ebooks, webinars, and services with WordPress.

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Restrict Content 3.0

Content Restriction Settings
Content Restriction Settings ©RCP

By default, WordPress does not provide an easy way to restrict content, except for password-protected pages. From a UX and economic point of view, however, this is not very suitable for selling access to content. Therefore, you need a robust solution such as Restrict Content.

With the new version 3.0, you now have access to a plugin that features powerful content restriction options. They allow you to control who can access premium content on your WordPress site.

Membership Levels
Membership Levels ©RCP

Let’s have a look at the new features:

  • Powerful Content Restriction Options
    Restrict access to posts, pages, CPTs, categories, and tags. You can even restrict by user role, logged-in users only, membership level and by access level.
  • Sell Memberships with Membership Levels
    You can create an unlimited number of free or paid membership levels with an optional signup fee, an optional trial period, a frequency and period. Of course, your members can upgrade and downgrade between membership levels on a pro-rated basis at any time.
  • Payment Collection via Stripe
    You can easily monetize your restricted content by collecting payments via the integrated Stripe payment gateway. Note that there is an extra 2% processing fee in the free version. You can remove that fee by going pro.
Stripe Integration ©RCP

The plugin also features auto-generated core pages, CSV user import / export, customer emails, and content excerpts as well as an option to restrict specific parts of your content via shortcodes.

The free Restrict Content plugin is ideal for getting started with your membership site.If you want to take your website to the next level, you might want to upgrade to Restrict Content Pro, which includes 34 Pro add-ons.

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