The first thing you need to think about in setting up your site how to manage content. Do you want mostly protected content or will only some content be protected. Do you want protected blog posts, pages, or both? Do you understand the difference between pages and posts in WordPress®?
A good place to start is to make sure that you understand the difference between posts and pages. According to the WordPress® Codex regarding posts:
Posts are the entries that display in reverse chronological order on your home page. In contrast to pages, posts usually have comments fields beneath them and are included in your site’s RSS feed.
Pages are something different. Again, quoting from the Codex regarding pages:
Pages… are for content such as “About Me,” “Contact Me,” etc. Pages live outside of the normal blog chronology, and are often used to present information about yourself or your site that is somehow timeless — information that is always applicable. You can use Pages to organize and manage any amount of content.
WP-Members™ treats posts and pages separately, just like WordPress®. So you need to consider content restriction in terms of posts and pages separately. The default installation of the plugin is to protect all posts by default and leave all pages open.
We will deal with how to manage these separately, as well as how to manage content restriction at the article level in order to override the default setting.