Before going through documentation chapters, thanks for purchasing PrivateContent Premium Plans add-on and trusting LCweb!
To run this add-on you must have installed at least WooCommerce v2.5
To enable and use the add-on you must have at least one plan that can be chosen in frontend forms
You may choose to exclude certain plans from renewal form
You may avoid renewal on specific plans. Once users subscription ends, user won't be able to re-enter privateContent
PrivateContent plans are totally removed from your webite.
They don't have an URL nor can be listed, are uniquely used by PrivateContent forms
It applies to any plan and is stored individually for every user.
Then if you increase trial period, it will be applied only to new users.
Bulk applies a plan to existing users not associated with the add-on. Remember you can do it individually in "edit user" page.
Be careful: newly associated users will be put in "unpaid" status and need to pay to login in PrivateContent again.
You can also change default suggested plan in frontend plans. Use pcpp_plan parameter in URL + plan ID
By default existing users aren't involved in add-on checks. This means they will still be able to login.
Is possible to associate a plan globally in Premium Plans add-on settings or individually editing an user.
Once associated with a plan, users will require an active subscription to be able to login. Statuses are
Then only users with active or trial status can login into PrivateContent.
Assigned plan, status and expiration date can be changed in "edit user" page.
Here you can also check user orders history and eventually delete past orders.
Some useful notes about manual status change:
However status depends also from user's active order status (active order is the first one shown in table, in previous image).
Already existing users can be associated to plans directly in "edit user" page, individully.
Otherwise in Settings page there's a little wizard to bulk assign a plan to any not-associated user.
Be careful: for each new association a new order will be set up and users will be placed in unpaid status
Then, they have to pay for their subscription in order to keep logging into PrivateContent.
Premium Plans add-on has got an automated subscription's renewal system.
This means as soon as user has got expired status, in login message they will be able to create a new order and pay it, without delays.
Then, by default, renew will be performed on same plan.
However, in settings, you can change this behavior and allow plan's change.
Creating plans you will be able to set specific restrictions requiring them, or also define further restrictions on an already restricted page.
Each category-selection dropdown used to specify some restriction will now have plans listed.
Let's take this restriction's wizard, in a normal WP page editor:
This page has been restricted to be visible by "User Cat 1" users OR belonging to "intermediate level" plan.
This is valid across any category-based restriction system and using pc_user_check() API function.
Then is automatically integrated in categories, pages, posts, menus and widget restriction wizards. Obviously also in privateContent shortcode.
These shortcodes can be used in pages directly through PrivateContent's shortcode wizard:
Prints currently logged user's plan
Prints currently logged user's plan expiration date. The optional date_format parameter can be used to specify a different date format from your website's global one. You must use PHP syntax.
Let's assume the subscription is gonna expire on 20 May 2018 and you use "l, F j, Y", the result would be:
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Prints currently logged user's plan expiration countdow. For example if plan is gonna expire in 14 days, it will return "2 weeks"
The plugin is 100% multilanguage for both front and back ends. If a translation of your language has been created, WordPress will automatically switch between languages.
Plus it is compatible with WPML, Polylang and qTranslate!
If you have WPML + String Translation add-on or Polylang, you can simply scan the plugin and translate strings via its UI.
Otherwise: go in the plugin folder, you'll find a folder called "languages".
Inside you'll find the default.pot file. It contains english strings to be translated.
If you want to create or customize your language translation, follow these steps:
If you create new translations, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org sending your .PO and .MO files.
Otherwise they will be lost in next updates. Thanks!