The iThemes Exchange Membership Add-on allows you to use short codes to restrict access to your content.
There are two different types of membership shortcodes you can use in the Exchange Membership Add-on:
- The first allows you to limit specific content on a post or page so that only members can see that content
- The second allows you to display the list of post, pages, etc., that only members of that group will have access to
Limit Specific Content on Posts and Pages
To limit specific content on a post or page, simply select the content you’d like to restrict to a specific membership and click the Member Content button. Here you can select one or more levels of membership that will have access to this specific content.
This just click the Insert Shortcode button. Now you should see the shortcode that surrounds the content you had previously highlighted.
Now, when viewing that specific post or page, that content is hidden from non-members. However, for members of that particular group, they will see that content.
List Restricted Posts, Pages and Other Content On Product Pages
The second membership shortcode allows you to list the restricted post and pages or other content on your product page. In the Extended Description section of your Advanced options, you’ll see a shortcode you can use.
Now, when viewing the product, customers can see what type of content they’ll have access to.
In your product, next to the groups you’ve created, you’ll see the thumbnail or list options. This changes how they’re displayed on the front end of your site.