How To Setup The Plugin

Hey! We’re glad to have you back to finish up configuring your shiny new paywall plugin from What follows below if you decided to scroll before reading this is also 4 easy steps to configure the plugin to work within your existing site structure. So let’s get right to it…

1. Add Shortcodes

In keeping with the easy to implement philosophy, just wrap the content you would like to protect with the ‘micropay‘ shortcodes and enable paywalls for video players, article content, download links, etc. instantly turning on another revenue stream with the existing content you already have created.

What Protected Content Looks Like

The default paywall displays a red checkered background which draws the eye towards protected content, but it can also be customized with any image of your choosing.

2. Display User’s Credit Balances

a. Add shortcode to widget area

Now is the time to show your user’s what their credit balance is at all times. We recommend placing the ‘micropay_profile’ shortcode in a widget that can placed either in a sidebar or header if applicable. Giving the user a real time credit balance on any page of your website.

b. Display on the front end

Depending on the theme installed, credit balances can be displayed in the header or sidebar of your website, giving users a glimpse into their balances.

3. Display User’s Transactions can be run with or without WooCommerce installed. To keep with the ease of use theme even if you don’t have an ecommerce plugin enabled you still can use the paywall without needing to install anything extra. So in order to show user’s the transactions they have completed you will need to create a new page or add the shortcode to an existing account page you’ve already created to show a user their profile.

Running WooCommerce?

Thanks to the power of WooCommerce there’s nothing more to do, account/virtual credits will show up just like any other product in your store, complete with stats that can be viewed in the WooCommerce dashboard.

4. Adding Credits to WooCommerce

Introducing WooCommerce credits to your store allows users to purchase products and checkout with virtual credits all in one seamless motion. Enable your customers to buy credit packs and load up their accounts to make one-cick payments. What follows below are the main guidelines to creating an account credit product, everything else is just like creating any new product in WooCommerce.

a. Choose your pre-made category

Remember the product category slug we told you to keep handy in step 3 of the install wizard? Now’s the time to put it to good use.

b. Select product data type

You will need to adjust the Product Data dropdown to BillingFox to enable the full capacity of the Micropayment platform. Choose how much you want to charge for the credit pack and how many credits the user will receive. We suggest going with the default rate of 1 credit equaling $0.01.

That concludes the configuration of your new paywall for WordPress, and integrating credits into your WooCommerce storefront. Head over to the basic usage page to get an overview of how to customize the service.

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