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How to Set Up a Paywall on Your WordPress Site (Why You Should) - WPMU DEV
Various Paywall Models
Not all paywalls are the same. There are varying kinds based on the type of content that is being locked and the overall business model of the site. Here are four of the most popular paywall models.

1. Pay-Per-View
The Pay-Per-View model is exactly what it sounds like. Visitors are shown the title of the article, as well as the lede or an abstract if it’s a scholarly piece, and prompted for payment if they want to read it.

This model is generally reserved for sites that feature research information that’s in some level of demand. A medical journal offering articles about correlations between certain behaviors and health issues would probably opt for this model. That’s because visitors to the site are often there to read only one article for research purposes. There are not too many people who “browse” medical journals.

2. Free for a Time
This model gives visitors free access to the site for a specific period of time (maybe a month) before requiring a subscription. This way, visitors can get an idea of the type of content that’s on the site before they decide to pay for it.

3. Subscription
The subscription model is just as it sounds. People pay a fee and get unlimited access to the site for a period of time. Once the subscription runs out, the content is locked for that person unless he or she renews the subscription.

4. Metered Paywall
The metered paywall solution is popular with some well-known companies. For example, The Washington Post allows just five articles per month for free before requiring a subscription. If you browse a couple of articles at the site, you should see a pop-up window appear in the lower left-hand corner of your browser that will warn you that you can only read a few more articles before you have to subscribe. The metered paywall is another model that enables visitors to get an idea about the type of content being offered before making the financial commitment to read it regularly.
paywall  membership  member  subscription  model 
6 days ago by neerajsinghvns
Reporters, once set against paywalls, have warmed to them - Digiday
In 2017, Neil Chase, executive editor of the Bay Area News Group, gave his Mercury News staff plastic funnels imprinted with the words “awareness, engagement, registration, subscription.” The Merc was about to roll out a new metered paywall, and Chase felt the company hadn’t focused on subscriptions enough. Apparently, the message has sunk in: Recently, a couple reporters were overheard bragging about their stories having the most reach that month.
21 days ago by MattieTK
Peer Paths
"The question was how to circumnavigate these platforms in an economic way. I found the answer in recontextualizing a tactic increasingly used by failing media corporations; the pay-wall.

Instead of requiring payment, and limiting access to those who can afford it, you are asked to share a resource. (..)

The question of incentive remains, not only in how to point towards adopting peer-to-peer systems, but also forming mental bridges connecting existing convention and future paradigm without leaning on technical language.

What is the form?

By adopting familiar interface such as the pay-wall and choosing to deviate from established flow we can subvert expectation, creating opportunities to generate new meaning. What is now a tool of exclusion becomes one of inclusion; the wall becomes a path."
jonkyle  jonkylemohr  p2p  browser  hosting  dat  paywall  language  technical  form 
24 days ago by gohai
Leaky Paywall for WordPress
The first and most flexible metered paywall for WordPress. Sell subscriptions without sacrificing search and social visibility.
paywall  Wordpress_Tools 
4 weeks ago by kpieper876
Universities spend millions on accessing results of publicly funded research
Universities in New Zealand spent close to US$15 million on subscriptions to just four publishers in 2016, data that was only released following a request to the Ombudsman.
politics  research  looterism  paywall  publicfunding  theft  university 
5 weeks ago by xer0x
N.Y. Times Scales Back Free Articles to Get More Subscribers - Bloomberg
The New York Times, seeking to amass more paid subscriptions in an era of non-stop, must-read headlines, is halving the number of articles available for free each month.
nytimes  paywall 
7 weeks ago by MattieTK
Paywall will be Wired’s ‘hedge against the future’ • WSJ
Benjamin Mullin:
<p>Wired has not yet set a price for its paywall, [editor-in-chief Nick] Thompson said, but he expects it will cost less than a Spotify Premium subscription, which runs $9.99 a month. The paywall will be metered, but the magazine, which is owned by Condé Nast, has not yet finalized how many articles visitors will be able to read for free each month.

“The simple reason that we’re going to a paywall model is that I think it’s going to make money, and I’d like us to make more money,” Mr. Thompson said. “The deeper reason we’re going to a paywall model is because you need to hedge against the future.”

Encouraging readers to pay for quality journalism is something of a passion project for Mr. Thompson, 42, who said his plan has been to install a paywall at Wired since he started as editor in January. When he was editor of, the site—also owned by closely held parent company Condé Nast—launched a successful paywall in 2014.

Condé Nast executives say the online subscription models at the New Yorker and Wired may be followed by paywalls at its other properties as the magazine industry undergoes profound changes, with ongoing declines in print revenue and heightened competition for digital advertising. The upheaval has led other publishers to look for the exits this year, including Rolling Stone pursuing a sale, Time Inc. getting acquired by Meredith Corp., and Rodale Inc. selling to Hearst.</p>

Going to be chasing an ever-dwindling pool of people willing to pay yet another subscription, I think.
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7 weeks ago by charlesarthur
The Information findet heraus, warum Andy Rubin wirklich gehen musste (Beziehung mit Mitarbeiterin)
paywall  from twitter
7 weeks ago by grzbielok
Potential U.S. Population Impact of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Guideline | JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Condensed abstract

The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults provides recommendations for the definition of hypertension, antihypertensive medication treatment and blood pressure target goals. According to this guideline, 45.6% of US adults have hypertension and 36.2% are recommended antihypertensive treatment. Non-pharmacological intervention is advised for US adults (9.4%) with hypertension according to this guideline who are not recommended antihypertensive medication. Among US adults taking antihypertensive medication, 53.4% had BP above the treatment goal according to the 2017 ACC/AHA guideline and are recommended more intensive antihypertensive treatment.
hypertension  guidelines  prevalence  treatment  paywall 
8 weeks ago by Quercki

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