Users who configure to block custom post types will notice that you don’t get the meta box that WP-Members shows for blocking (or unblocking) posts and pages. While you can still use custom fields directly for custom post blocking/unblocking at the individual post level, it’s nice to have the meta box. So I’ve put together a code snippet for you to use to implement this on your custom post type editors.
Note: As of WP-Members 3.0, you can add custom post types to the plugin’s main blocking options. See the options documentation section on Custom Post Types.
This is a new method of blocking custom post types. There are two main differences over the method described here and the original method.
First, this method is a little more scalable. If you have multiple custom post types and want to set a blocking value for each, you only need to add to the settings array. Second, this method allows you to override the blocking value on an individual custom post type post than you have set for the custom post type as a group. This operates the same as regular posts and pages. It also takes advantage of the new extra settings that WP-Members version 3.0 offers.
On occasion, the question of how to only prompt to login after a specific number of page views or an amount of time has passed. While there is no real fool proof way to implement this type of process, there are some ways you can implement it if this is right for you.
This demonstration will focus on requiring a user to login on blocked content after a set number of pages have been viewed on the site. Continue Reading →
Suppose you have the WP-Members plugin set up to leave pages unblocked. You have a single page that is set at the page level to be blocked, and you would like all children of this individual page to be blocked automatically without having to block each of them individually (or remember to do so). Here is a simple way to do that. Continue Reading →
This will be the first in what I hope to be a series of posts on adding WP-Members elements directly to your theme templates (or custom templates). Being able to customize you theme at the template level will give you an additional layer of customization that will allow you to do almost anything with the plugin in terms of registration and post/page restriction.
This first example is just a basic look at the single post template. Continue Reading →