This article covers the available settings found in the "Post Publishing" Tab when editing a membership plan. In general, this section provides the ability to decide which membership plans have the ability to publish certain types of posts.
This list of available post types can vary depending on the site. Keep in mind, you can choose to NOT ASSIGN any available post types to members, and this will (in effect) disable this type of post from being published on the website.
Configuring Post Publishing Rules for Each Post Type:
These settings provide the ability to define publishing rules and restrictions for each membership plan.
1. CAN POST: If this option is checked, members of this plan will have the ability to publish these types of posts. If this option is not checked, then the members in this membership level will not be able to publish these types of posts.
2. CAN VIEW: If the Members-Only Add-on is active and a post type is restricted to only be viewed by members and set to something other than "Keep Public for All Visitors" under Content >> Edit Post Settings.
Then the "Can View" checkbox will be present in the post publishing tab. And if CHECKED, then this membership plan will be able to view this post type's content.
3. This Post Moderation setting will overwrite the "Post Approval" option selected under Content >> Edit Post Settings, if select anything else other than "Use Rule from Post Settings (Default)".
The options are:
- Use Rule from Post Settings (Default): This option won't overwrite the settings selected under Content >> Edit Post Settings.
- Member Controls Publish Status
- Admin Moderates all Posts
- Auto-Publish All Posts
4. With the Add-On "Limit Posts per Member", you can define the maximum number of posts a member can have published at any given time.
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Limit Posts per Member lets you set how many articles, albums, classifieds, properties, etc. a member can publish.
Allowing members to contribute content to your website provides them with valuable visibility. Reward paying members by allowing them to publish more posts than lower-tier members.
5. With the "Pay Per Post" Add-on you can set a price per post type.
Here you have 3 options:
- Only Free Posts. No Paid Posts.
- Only Paid Posts. No Free Posts.
- Free and Paid Posts.
Note: If the "Only Free Posts. No Paid Posts" option is set, the system won't let you select how many free Post can be published.
6. Max Free Posts: Set to 0 for unlimited free posts.
If you are editing the Members articles and you set it to "1", the members listed in this membership will only be able to add 1 article for free. If they want to add a second article they need to pay for it.
7. Price/Extra Post: The minimum value must be 1.
Here you can add the price your members will pay per post.
The Pay Per Post add-on allows you to charge members a set price each time they publish a piece of content to your website. Pay-per-post prices can be set per membership plan.
Pay Per Post is a great way to grow your community while being profitable. You can offer free memberships while still generating revenue each time your free members publish content.