Will Protected Content and Pay Per View conflict and should one or the other be chosen and


Will Protected Content and Pay Per View conflict and should one or the other be chosen and if both are kept active, what are some common/creative ways they could be configured and together without conflicting each other?

What are some use cases with using both and also one vs the other solely?


  • Michelle Shull
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    Hey there, Greg!

    Pay-per-view and Protected Content shouldn't conflict with each other, you can safely have both active at the same time.

    Pay-per-view is better if you need to protect something in particular behind a paywall. I've seen users deploy it for sweepstakes or giveaway announcements, or a paragraph filled with spoilers for a TV show.

    Protected Content is better if you're setting up a membership based site, where users see a certain amount of content depending on what membership level they belong to.

    I'm not sure about creative ways to use them together, I suppose if you wanted to offer a (paid) glimpse into some of the content you normally restrict to members via Protected Content, you could do that with Pay per view.

    Does that help clear up the differences?

    Thanks, Greg!

  • Greg
    • The Exporter

    @Michelle Shull

    Cool. Glad there will be no conflicts.

    How will it work to be sure that certain Protected Content members have full access to all posts (for example) if all posts are normally behind a paywall with the Pay Per View plugin?

    Use case: All posts are behind Pay Per view giving them the ability to pay for the post, pay for the month for everything, or pay for the year for everything. However, also, if they are a certain member of Protected Content we may want to allow them access to all posts too without having to go through Pay Per View paywall. How would this work?


  • Michelle Shull
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    Hi, Greg!

    Well, the two aren't directly integrated, so without some custom tweaking, you'd need to be creative about how you allowed PPV content to be seen by your Protected Content members. The simplest way might be to assign a unique user role to all members of a group, then exclude that user role from being blocked by the PPV paywall. Regular subscribers without memberships and visitors would still see it, but you could open it up for paid members that way.

    Does this help?

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