Members-only Content

Article author
Josh Lopez

Using Memberstack 2.0? There is an updated version of this article here.

Lock CMS collections, pages, and/or folders on your website.

About this article:

  • Difficulty level: Easy

  • Technical background needed: Beginner

  • Estimated time required to complete: 2 mins

What and Why?

The clue is in the name. 😅 It's content that's only available to your members. These can be either free or paying members. This article covers how to gate CMS collections, pages, and/or folders on your website without having to write any code.


Advantages of Members-only content:

  • Exclusive content

  • Community collaboration

  • Generate income

  • Multiple membership levels

  • Tracking member behavior (using a tool like Heap)


Hide pages and folders:

Step 1 → Get started by going to the Memberships page and creating a new membership. Halfway down the process, you'll see a button to Hide content.


Step 2 → Give your content group a descriptive name and enter URLs of any pages or folders you'd like to hide. You can use Starts with to hide multiple pages (including those created in the future) and Equals to hide individual pages right now.


Step 3 → Specify an "Access Denied" URL. This could be a pricing page, a login page, etc. It's entirely up to you.



Step 4 → You can add multiple types of hidden content. For this example, we have "Basic" and "Premium." Later on, we'll create memberships that unlock each of these groups.


Step 5 → If you want to hide individual elements (but not the entire page), we recommend doing so once you've finished setting up the rest of your site.


Create a membership to "unlock" hidden content.



Note: Members can't access hidden pages until they have a membership with the correct permissions. A green lock means the membership grants access. A red lock means the content is not accessible to this plan.


Keywords: Members, hidden, pages, access, membership, members-only, content CMS collections, code


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    Dorian Holmes

    Guys and gals why don't you mention how to hide a portion of the page here?


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