The protect older posts addon for the simple membership plugin allows you to control protection of posts that were published before a member’s access start date.
This is particularly helpful if you are trying to setup a magazine subscription type membership site (where you don’t want to give members access to protected posts that were published before they joined the site).
How the Addon Works
Lets say a member “John” has signed up to the “Gold” membership access level. Normally, John will have access to all the posts that belongs to the Gold membership. So when John logs into the site and views the posts for Gold level, he should see something like the following:
Now, if you activate the “Old Post Protection” addon and enabled this protection feature in the “Gold” membership level then John will see the following when he logs into the site:
Installing the Addon
- Click on the “Add New” menu under the plugins interface.
- Go to the “Uploader” tab and upload the swpm-oder-post.zip file
- Hit the “Install Now” button and then activate the addon
Older Posts Protection Addon Usage
After installing the addon, edit the membership level where you want to enable this feature. Then check the “Protect Older Posts” option and save it.
Now, members of this level won’t be able to see the posts that were published before their join date.
If you want to enable this feature in all your membership levels, then you can edit the levels and turn this feature on.
Get the Older Post Protection Addon
The addon comes with 1 year of free updates and support.