Testing Leaky Paywall on a live site

It's easy to test Leaky Paywall on a live site.

Here's how:

  1. Set up all your restrictions and subscription plans
  2. Under the Subscriptions tab >> Restrictions set the meter on the content type you are restricting to 999 to offer essentially unlimited access (see screenshot 1)
  3. Find a low traffic article (maybe the 1st article ever posted on your site) and use the Visibility setting on the edit screen to lock down that article so it's available only to a specific plan(s) (see screenshot 2)
  4. Go incognito and visit that article directly and it will trigger the subscription nag.
  5. Test the transaction and check your welcome email 
  6. If everything looks good and is working smoothly then take the paywall live by editing the meter from 999 to the number of free articles you wish to allow