Protecting content on pages and posts

Protecting content on pages and posts

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Protecting content on your site pages or posts comes in handy for many uses.  It can be used to only show information to people who have paid for a course or who have shared your information on social media.  It can also be used to display information to a specific person or groups.

There are multiple ways of doing this, but almost all require some type of WordPress plugin (free or paid.)  In this lesson we are going to cover the basics of protecting information with MemberSonic.

What is Content Protection?

Content protection can take multiple forms.  It might be protecting an entire section of your website unless someone is logged in.  Or it might be a teaser content lock, which shows partial information to the visitor reading an article, but in order to see the remaining information they must fill out a subscription optin form.  Content protection can also be applied to various group or membership levels.  For example, you have created an online course and that course is only available to people who have purchase the individual course, or to those who are members of your coaching program.

How do I protect content on a page or post?

The process is the same for protecting a page or post.  In fact, even most custom post types in WordPress can also be protected in the same manner that pages and posts can.  In MemberSonic there are a couple of ways of protecting the content.

  1. Define your Membership Level in MemberSonic. The membership level can be a 1 <==> 1 relationship between a product and a level, or it can be a set up that one product can be access by multiple membership levels.  This would be the case if you want one product (e.g. an online course) to be accessed either as a direct purchase or as included in a coaching program.
  2. Edit the page/post in the WordPress editor (not BeaverBuilder).
  3. Scroll down to the MemberSonic protection panel.
  4. Select the membership level(s) that will have access to  the content.

That’s it.  Now when someone tries to access your content they will only be able to access the content if they pass the protection criteria.