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  • Resolved Rick5150


    We have a site where I am doing interviews with individuals in the film/television industry. The content of these interviews will be visible only to paid members.

    Obviously, I do not want the person who gave me the interview to have to pay to read their own interview!

    Can I allow free access to a certain person, or group of people without having to enter all of their information? Some consider this fairly private.

    This plug-in absolutely rocks!

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  • I found this from an earlier post, but it would be a big help if you could walk me through this a little more…

    You could do this with a redundant level. Create a free “applicant” level that doesn’t have access to anything, but you’ll get the new user notice and will be able to login and change the user to another “real user” level that does have access.

    When creating the second level, choose “disable new signups”. That will keep it from showing up on the levels page and will keep people from sneaking in via /membership-checkout/?level=2, but you’ll still be able to assign it via the admin.

    I created a new level called “VIP Access” and ticked off the “Check to hide this level from the membership levels page and disable registration.” option. It does not show up in the levels page as indicated.

    Now I am stuck… How do I add someone to this level?

    Plugin Author Jason Coleman


    Edit the user via the WP admin dashboard. You can change their level there.

    Thank you, I had already figured out how to do this. I am sorry, but sometimes I find it confusing as I am not well-versed in WordPress (yet). For others having issues, maybe this will help?

    1. Go to the WP admin Dashboard;
    2. Choose “USERS” on the left side of the menu;
    3. At the top, click “ADD NEW” and enter the new user information;
    4. Once created, choose “EDIT” under the new user;
    5. In the MEMBERSHIP section at the bottom of the user profile, under “CURRENT LEVEL” select the level you wish to give the user access to.

    But doing this led me to another issue that I wrote about here:

    I appreciate the response though, thanks so much!

    Hi Rick,

    It looks like you’ve got this figured out, so I’m going to close this thread.

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