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Intro

Do you have WordPress website and write unique articles? Are your articles so interesting and useful that people are willing to pay for them? If so, Paid Articles plugin is for you. This plugin blocks access to particular posts/pages and asks user to pay access fee through PayPal. As an administrator you can decide to block either part of article or whole article. No membership required, just pay and get access. Nice way to monetize your blog (and talent). Isn’t it?

Front End Functionality

The best way to describe how the plugin works is to show live example. Click “Live Preview” or look at screenshot below. There is premium article on demo website. You can purchase access to whole article by clicking “Buy Now” button. After successful payment (completed and cleared), you receive access link by e-mail, that is sent to your PayPal e-mail. Access link must be activated within limited amount of time (defined by administrator).

Installation

  1. Install and activate the plugin. Once activated, it creates menu “Paid Articles” in left side column in the admin area.
  2. Click left side menu “Paid Articles >>> Settings” and do required settings. Set your PayPal ID, default price, e-mail templates, etc. You also can customize “Buy Now” button by uploading your own image.
  3. Go to post/page editor. There you will see new section “Paid Article”. In this section you can activate plugin and set individual price for article. Also you can use quick tag <!--paidarticles_more--> to separate free and paid parts of article. You can insert this quick tag by clicking button with dollar sign. If you wish to block whole article, don’t use quick tag.
  4. Plugin also has options to manage and create access links as well as to view payment transactions. Tip: if you remove access link, the person who used this link loose his/her access.
That’s it! Paid Articles plugin starts making money for you!

Support

If you have problems regarding using the plugin, please contact me and I’ll help you.
  • zzvrps

    2012-07-06 12:04:34
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    I really need to alipay, because no one in China with paypal, they should be something like that, hope that the developers can come up with a little time to do some changes, this is of alipay the site above detailed interface documentation. http://global.alipay.com/ospay/home.htm In addition, I would like to ask $ 12 and $ 60 What is the difference?

  • halfdata

    2012-07-07 15:59:48
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    Hi. Unfortunately, I don't have plans to add this payment method. Sorry. About regular and extended licenses please read here: http://codecanyon.net/licenses/regular_extended

  • christinee279

    2012-09-20 06:35:13
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    Hi! I was just wondering if this plugin or maybe another one you have designed has the functionality to let the user pay as much as they want but have a minimum cost. For example, the minimum is $5 but you think the information is worth $10 so that's what you pay... Thanks!

  • halfdata

    2012-09-20 14:29:14
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    Hi. Probably this plugin does what what you need: http://codecanyon.net/item/donation-content-locker/2847955

  • fastseotips

    2017-07-27 18:06:27
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    Does this plugin support WPML plugin? Users have to purchase different languages of same article (English or Dutch)?

  • halfdata

    2017-07-27 20:10:58
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    Unfortunately, no.

  • fastseotips

    2017-07-31 16:34:12
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    One of my client purchased this plugin. The problem is that, when I enabled sandbox while test, after payment it sent Failed e-mail body email. There is no access link in the mail. It says we have difficulties regarding processing transaction. On paypal it shows payment successful. Thanks

  • halfdata

    2017-07-31 16:41:08
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    Try live mode. Also, for any support assistance, please contact me through account that you used to purchase the plugin.

  • testman

    2012-04-12 18:01:30
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    Hi, How can we avoid resending the article to many people, who didn't paid for it in the valid time? What can we save the article from copying? (copypaste) Thanks, Laszlo

  • halfdata

    2012-04-12 18:07:27
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    Hi. If somebody has an idea to share your article with anyone, nothing can stop him/her. He/she just pay for article and then copy and paste it somewhere else, no tricks can help you. C'est la vie. ;-)

  • ForeverKing

    2014-12-25 13:14:00
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    Hello, just purchased your plugin, great work. My question is how can i Set Return URL for Each Post ? ( redirected to this URL after successfull payments). I see 1 "Return URL" at setting panel. Thank you

  • halfdata

    2014-12-25 19:51:55
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    Hi. Thanks for purchasing the plugin. Unfortunately, there is no such option.

  • ForeverKing

    2014-12-26 09:26:47
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    2nd question : How I can "Activate Paid Article functionality" for every post in my website without sitting one by one post ? I planing to use your plugin to create ebook store and i want just insert to paid area. thank you

  • halfdata

    2014-12-26 16:56:35
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    Unfortunately, there is no such feature too.

  • zacxzone

    2012-10-31 13:58:44
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    "The main thing you cannot do is offer the item up for resale either on its own or as part of a project. So you can use the item in a free game, but not in a game that is on sale. You can use the item in a website, but not in a web template that you sell." http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/220/70/which-license-should-you-buy so i can install in different subdomain for demo right? i want to use the Regular license for the main domain. the subdomain is just for demo to my customer's staff. so i CAN still install the same script in subdomain just for demo and not for sell (since i already use the license for the main domain)? Am i able to do so? :) p/s: website in subdomain is just a replicate of the main domain. this is just for testing to my customer. please reply ASAP. thanks~

  • halfdata

    2012-10-31 14:07:31
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    Unfortunately, I'm not strong in this question. I think it's better to contact Envato Support: http://support.envato.com/

  • vloryan

    2012-05-23 17:52:06
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    was looking for such one! almost :) is it possible to define the access to a post for a specific time? e.g. a month or a week? thing is: content within that post changes dynamically from time to time. Submitting a new post to pay for would not be an option in this case. thanks for helping me!

  • halfdata

    2012-05-24 04:03:01
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    Hi. Unfortunately, there is no such option. Access to paid post exists until administrator delete access code in admin panel.

  • luchosar

    2012-04-04 05:46:16
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    Hello, very interesting this plugin. I believe you are the ideal person to design a plugin that I found, if you do I'm his first customer. The Plugin is that users can upload their news and photos .. will be wonderful. Excuse my English use a translator.

  • halfdata

    2012-04-04 11:49:19
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    Hi. May be I will do such plugin in the future. ;-)

  • zelator

    2014-02-21 13:46:13
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    Hi ichurakov ! I'm currently testing on localhost, and the "PayPal sandbox mode" doesn't create access links. Is it normal? I mean, the links are only created when actual payments are made, or, its a bug? PS.: Working on WP 3.8.1 Thanks in advance !

  • zelator

    2014-02-21 14:10:06
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    PS 2.: Access links manually added are working, which suggests that there are no conflicts with the template. PS 3.: Still under "PayPal sandbox mode", after the transaction is completed, no email is sent to the customer.

  • halfdata

    2014-02-21 16:44:49
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    Hi. Thanks for purchasing the plugin and for letting me know about sandbox issue. PayPal Sandbox is not always stable. I'll remove this option in next update. Live PayPal works properly.

  • nglprz

    2014-04-21 20:59:48
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    Hi, is there a spanish translations and if not hoy can I translate it? Thanks in advanced !

  • halfdata

    2014-04-21 22:38:21
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    Hi. I don't have spansh translation. You need translate it by yourself. http://betterwp.net/wordpress-tips/create-pot-file-using-poedit/

  • nglprz

    2014-04-22 18:47:11
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    ok thanks !! I have another question ... I need that clients pay articles with a credit card, is that possible or have you got any plugin to that?

  • halfdata

    2014-04-22 18:50:06
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    This plugin accept payments through PayPal only. As I know for some type of accounts PayPal allow accept payments directly from credit cards.

  • KhaiCali

    2017-04-02 23:13:54
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    Please make a new function : allow upload document (digital file) and after paid, visitor can download :)

  • halfdata

    2017-04-02 23:20:13
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    This is different plugin: https://codecanyon.net/item/digital-paybox-pay-and-download/2637036

  • kinglordo

    2018-01-22 19:09:44
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    Can this use for pages? And, if the user pay using debit/credit card on paypal is it they will also get the email for access link?

  • halfdata

    2018-01-22 21:02:23
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    Yes. Yes.

  • kinglordo

    2018-01-22 21:04:26
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    How the user will get access to rhe page? Is is restricted by user login or any password?

  • halfdata

    2018-01-22 21:05:40
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    No. User get special link. Once he visited this link, the page become visible for him.

  • kinglordo

    2018-01-22 21:07:17
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    So how the site admin will create the page and protect it from public view? Is it same like content locker?

  • halfdata

    2018-01-23 04:01:18
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    Please read Installation paragraph.

  • Atrahasis

    2017-03-16 04:05:11
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    Hi, I just had a customer who claimed that he didn't receive email after the purchase, i asked him to check the spam folder, but i was told that nothing was found, one thing that he was different from other customer was that he was using international email. which was [email protected] does this plugin not allow to send confirmation email to domain that doesn't end with .com?

  • halfdata

    2017-03-16 11:24:15
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    Hi. It doesn't matter which domain email address belongs to. WordPress send emails to any emails address. Please notice plugins dever send emails by themselves. They delegate this operation to WordPress core. Probably your mailing server is blacklisted and his mail provider has too much strong spam filters.

  • Atrahasis

    2017-03-16 14:41:28
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    Thanks for the reply, i think this buyer is messing with me, i just sent him a mail to gmail.com manually and he is keep saying he didn't received the mail, don't understand why he is doing this, I appreciate for your reply anyway,:) Beside that mind if i ask another question? is it possible to use html code on email template from setting? cuz i want to hide the whole url of access link just in case if someone copy the link and open it from another window without clicking and get away with the content after they purchase and claim that they didn't receive the link with email, would appreciate for your help! Thank you in advance!

  • halfdata

    2017-03-17 03:28:10
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    Hi. Unfortunately, there is no such feature.

  • Atrahasis

    2017-03-17 04:04:05
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    Hi, thanks for reply, not even < a href="{access_link}" >Click Here< /a > from Thanksgivig e-mail body ? let say someone opens the content without clicking the link from email, by copy the whole link on a url box, they would still be able to see the content without confirmation though right?

  • halfdata

    2017-03-17 12:07:57
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    What you suggested is still the link. If somebody decided to share it, he will easily copy it by clicking mouse right button and choosing appropriate item from context menu.

  • Atrahasis

    2017-03-17 13:33:34
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    Oh.. you are right,, that was a dumb question,lol well, if there is anybody who claim that they didn;t receive a confirmation mail. i guess, i just have to deal with those kind of people, By the way, it is really amazing plugin, it is just perfect for my needs and really appreciate for creating this! Thank you!! and thank you for your support! :)

  • halfdata

    2017-03-17 13:44:24
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    BTW. If you discover that some link is used incorrectly, just remove it from the list. In this case it won't work anymore and everyone who have access using this link, lose it.

  • Atrahasis

    2017-03-17 14:01:46
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    ok, gotcha! will remove it from the list as soon as it expires, Thank you!

  • jpinheiro

    2017-08-17 02:17:47
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    Besides the US$, which ones are accepted?

  • halfdata

    2017-08-17 13:13:40
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    Hi. You can use any currency supported by PayPal.

  • webbify

    2012-04-02 21:28:39
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    Another awesome plugin :) Please highly consider adding Alert Pay gateway.

  • halfdata

    2012-04-03 02:19:36
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    Thank you for your feedback and idea. I will think about that. :-)

  • vloryan

    2012-05-24 14:19:29
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    Hm, and would it be possible to degrade users from LEVEL Y back to LEVEL X after submission ends? that would be great :)

  • halfdata

    2012-05-24 14:38:31
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    I'm sorry, I didn't catch what you mean. If you remove access code, user loose access to article.

  • rakjeed

    2014-04-27 00:22:39
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    Now this plugin is work on WP version3.9? thanks you.

  • halfdata

    2014-04-27 00:23:43
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    Yep. My demo website is driven by WP3.9.

  • Atrahasis

    2017-09-12 16:40:43
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    Hi, is there anyway i can make the buy button responsive?

  • halfdata

    2017-09-13 00:34:07
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    Please let me know what you mean by saying "responsive button". Button is pretty small, how it can be responsive.

  • Atrahasis

    2017-09-13 06:19:47
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    Hi, Thanks for your reply, i chose custom "buy button" and uploaded the one i created that has size of 600 px X 120px, but "buy button" stays at the same size when i decrease the size of window to mobile version, is there anyway i can make it responsive? Thank you in advanced

  • Atrahasis

    2017-09-13 10:01:15
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    Sorry, never mind, i think it's my theme not making it responsive,, i think i ll have to find a way to fix my theme, but i really do appreciate for your reply, Thank you! :)

  • Atrahasis

    2017-09-19 11:59:39
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    Hi, i recently changed the price from setting, however change doesn't apply on the site, i have deleted every cached,(including expired cache) to see if changes get applied,but still didn't work, i really don't know what to do to apply the changes, can you please help? just for the last time,? thank you in advance,

  • halfdata

    2017-09-19 14:49:03
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    Hi. Please extend support period and provide access to wp dashboard. I'll check what's wrong there. BTW. You can't use caching on the page with paid article, because caching plugins can not cache 2 versions of the same page: for regular users and for users who already paid. So you must exclude this page from caching.

  • friedenstaucher

    2016-06-16 01:40:36
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    Hi, is it possible to deactivate the pay button for logged in users?

  • halfdata

    2016-06-16 01:52:23
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    Hi. Unfortunately, there is no such feature.

  • friedenstaucher

    2016-06-16 01:53:31
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    Is it possible to insert a conditional tag in the plugin?

  • friedenstaucher

    2016-06-16 02:00:28
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    Or can you tell me where I can deactivate the shortcode insert function in paid-articles.php?

  • halfdata

    2016-06-16 03:59:29
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    There are no such features.

  • dmendez

    2012-05-01 01:04:09
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    Hi. Can I use this plugin with buddypress?

  • halfdata

    2012-05-01 01:19:25
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    Hi. Unfortunately, I didn't test this plugin with BP. But, if BP uses the same posts as WordPress, you can use it.