Paywall is a WooCommerce extension that allows you to create and sell products with restricted access to content. When you install and activate the extension, you’ll be able to create and sell products with exclusive content and allow users to purchase them to “unlock” features.Key Features:
When you install the plugin, then a new section with the title “Paywall for WooCommerce” will appear inside the WooCommerce settings. This section has global settings for the plugin.
To add a paywall product, go to Products > Add new. Select the paywall option from the Product data section. Set the price of the product from the General tab. Click on the Paywall tab and set the desired options. Publish the product.
The Paywall for WooCommerce adds a new product type having some special features. You can see them in the picture below:
In addition, there are special shortcodes that you can use to show or hide portions of the content.
This shortcode allows you to hide a part of the content (short or full description, for instance) and show it only with the client who purchased the product.
[woopaywall_show_after_purchase] The content placed here is hidden until paid. [/woopaywall_show_after_purchase]
You can use the woopaywall_hide_after_purchase shortcode to hide some parts of the content that have no value after the purchase:
[woopaywall_show_before_purchase] The content placed here is shown only until paid. Hey, here is a sales pitch! You definitely must buy this NOW! [/woopaywall_show_before_purchase]
When a paywall product is published, the customers can purchase it as a normal WooCommerce product. The product could be only be purchased once by each customer. After the purchase has been expired, the customer can again purchase it. Before the purchase, the customer can only see the “visible media URL” and need to pay to view the “hidden media URL”. The access to the premium content starts right after the customer pays the price. See the below images for a better understanding:
Before the product has been purchased.
Before the product has been purchased (Single product page).
After the product has been purchased.
After the product has been purchased (Single product page).
The Paywall product is based on the standard WooCommerce Simple product. Here are some differences:
It is important to note that after the purchase, the customer can download, copy, and share the content. The Paywall extension does not offer any measures to prevent content duplication or sharing.
Please contact our support team to request another feature or any customization.
Version 1.0.1 * Fixed hide description issue for paid users.
Version 1.0.0 * Initial Release.