WordPress User Submitted Posts (CMUSP) + WordPress MicroPayments (CMMP) - How To - Charge Users to Access Posts

Charging Users to Access Post (WordPress MicroPayments Integration)

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What is This Feature

WordPress User Submitted Posts plugin version 2.1.1 introduced the option to charge users in a virtual currency for accessing posts. If a post is free, the user still can donate. In both cases, the points go directly to the author's digital wallet. 

This is done via integration with the WordPress MicroPayments and WordPress Pay Per Post plugin and the set up is simple.


These must be installed and active:

How it Works

When Creating an Article

If you have these requirements met, the post publishing form will receive a new field:

Amount of points - On the left side, you can choose between "Free" and "Points". On the right side, you can choose the amount of points that have to paid to grant access to this article.

Setting up the amount of points to access the post - WordPress Plugin to Allow Users to Post On Front End
Setting up the amount of points to access the post

When Accessing an Article

Article is paid - The users will see the following a pay box indicating they have to pay to see the article:


Charging the points for accessing the post - WordPress Point System
Charging the points for accessing the post

Article is free - The users will see a pay box with the option to donate points to the author:


Box for donations - Pay-Per-Post Plugin
Box for donations


To enable this feature, head to Admin Dashboard → CM Pay Per Post → Settings → Pricing tab.

Here, you will see the CM Micropayments Points submenu. There are two options:

  • Allow authors to charge for access - Set "Yes" to allow authors to charge for their content. 
  • Enable donate points - If "No" is set, users won't be able to donate. This feature will only work if the above option is enabled.
WordPress MicroPayments integration settings - Frontend Publishing Plugin
WordPress MicroPayments integration settings


It's possible to change the Front-End labels related to this integration. Learn more.

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