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Leaky Paywall – Article Countdown Nag


Lets the reader know how many free articles/pages they have left before they need to subscribe.
Requires zeen101’s Leaky Paywall plugin.
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You can follow this plugins development on GitHub


Leaky Paywall – Article Count Nag
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This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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  1. Upload the entire leaky-paywall-article-countdown-nag folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the ‘Plugins’ page in the menu and activate the plugin.


What are the minimum requirements for zeen101’s Leaky Paywall – Article Count Nag?

You must have:

  • WordPress 3.3 or later
  • PHP 5
  • zeen101’s Leaky Paywall version 2.0.0 or later
How is zeen101’s Leaky Paywall Licensed?
  • Leaky Paywall – Article Countdown Nag is GPL


Best Nag For the Best Paywall

This countdown nag, which is easily customizable and controllable, is the best nag for the best paywall you can find on WordPress. I have a news site — People’s Pundit Daily — that implemented a metered paywall model. I used to use another paywall, though I won’t talk badly about it, and it hurt my SEO. Working with Google News, which I’ve been doing since the development of my plugin — WordPress Google News Plugin — they’ve told me that the Leaky Paywall was designed perfectly for sites like mine with SEO in mind.

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Contributors & Developers

“Leaky Paywall – Article Countdown Nag” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fix Leaky Paywall Cookie Check
  • Fix type on nag_after_countdown save
  • Work for new Leaky Paywall fork


  • Fixed bug to work with v3 of Leaky Paywall


  • Fix for new cookie variables in Multisite


  • Removed unused lines
  • Styling fix for slim view
  • Set subscriber and login link separated


  • Updating IssueM references to point to zeen101
  • Setup nag to make sure Leaky Paywall is activated and at least version 2.0.0 in order to use this addon
  • Add styles and settings for slim countdown nag theme
  • Fixing single() test in processing
  • Fixing countdown value check


  • Added some better default styling


  • Initial Release