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WordPress Simple Membership Custom Message Add-on shows you how to customize some of the messages that are displayed in your membership website.

Last Updated: July 28, 2017

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There are times when you need to customize the message that is displayed on your website for protected pages and post. This add-on gives you control over the messages. Each field below allows you to display a standard message or a custom message. For example your member might be allowed to log in but you might not want to allow this membership level access to a post or page for various reasons.

This add-on is very handy and powerful at the same time. It even allows you to add HTML tags to your custom messages.

Depending on how you set up and manage your membership website. You can send a particular member with a lower membership level for example Bronze Membership Level to a membership level page for them to either upgrade to a higher membership level like Gold Membership Level or request an upgrade via other methods.

What You Need:

WordPress Simple Membership Custom Message Add-on Steps

Step 1 ) Install the add-on Custom Messages from the URL above.

Step 2 ) Go to WP Membership -> Custom Message to start editing your custom messages. See image below.



Step 3 ) Once you click on Custom Message as illustrated above you will have access to the following fields.

Each field below allows you to display a custom message. For example your post is restricted and only members can view that post. You can add a custom message. Now lets say they are members but only certain members can view this post. You can create another custom message for logged in members.

General Message Settings

  • Restricted Post
  • Restricted Post (No Logged In)
  • Restricted Comment
  • Restricted Comment (Not Logged In)
  • Restricted Moretag
  • Restricted Moretag (Not Logged In)
  • Registration Successful (Added in version 1.4 of the add-on and version 3.3.2 of the plugin)
  • Account Expired (Added in version 1.3 of the add-on)


Step 4 ) Lets say that you wanted to customize the following fields Restricted Post and Restricted Post (No Logged In). The following is an example of a custom message added.

Restricted Post

Custom message added = Great to see you back. However you don’t have access to this post. Please click on the following URL <a href=”http://www.yoursite.com/upgrade-account.com”>Membership Levels</a> to upgrade your membership level. Thank you.

Restricted Post (No Logged In)

Custom message added = You can’t view this post sorry :). You need to sign up or log in. Please sign up by clicking on the following URL <a href=”http://www.yoursite.com/sign-up.com”>Sign Up</a>

Once you are happy with your custom message make sure you click on Save Changes button.


After Custom Message Added

Step 5 ) After you have added your custom messages you need to enable who will be able to view the content. On every page or post navigate to the bottom and you will see the following options as illustrated the image below.

In this example I have clicked on Yes, Protect this content. and then I selected the membership level. In this post only Admin Access Level is given access.



Step 6 ) The following messages illustrated in the following images are displayed on the front end of the website for logged in members and website visitors who are not members yet and cannot log in.

Remember: You can add any message you want. It is up to you how you manage your custom messages. This is just an example.

The following image is displayed for Logged In Members.


The following image is displayed for Not Logged In Members.


Step 7 ) Remember you also need to set up the Category Protection under WP Membership -> Membership Levels -> Category Protection. This is very important to control your category display options.

I hope my information above helps you. More instructions coming soon.

Click on the following URL Free Level Setup to learn more.

If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this tutorial from time to time.


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Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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