WP-Members™ can show the excerpt (via the ‘more’ tag) on a single post/page as a teaser above the message indicating that content is restricted and the user must log in. To use this setting, turn on Show Excerpts in the plugin settings.
NOTE: this does not effect any excerpt content for summaries of posts, such as archive-type templates or search results. It only effects the single post or the single page that the content is displayed on.
Using an Excerpt on Single Posts
There are occasions where a user may wish to have an excerpt display as teaser content on a single restricted page. If you use the WP-Members™ setting Show Excerpts, the teaser content will display above the login/registration forms that are placed into restricted content.
Using an Excerpt in Pages
This is the same as for posts. Review the section titled Using an Excerpt on Single Posts.
While a “read more” tag is not required to protect pages, if you use a “read more” tag in a page in combination with the WP-Members™ setting Show Excerpts, the teaser content will display above the login/registration forms that are placed into restricted content.
IMPORTANT: If you are using Show Excerpts for pages, and you are blocking pages (or you have any pages blocked with Custom Fields, you MUST use either a “read more” tag on the blocked pages OR use the auto-excerpt setting for pages. Otherwise, all of the page’s content will show before the login form.