Can I manually input subscribers and not use any payment gateway. Do I have to set up a gateway for this plugin to work?

Yes you can use Leaky Paywall without a payment gateway.

  1. Make sure you have at least one subscription level set up to add a new subscriber to
  2. On your subscription page you can display whatever instructions/forms you wish for a manual sign up process.
  3. Edit your subscription page and make sure there is no leaky shortcode on it.
  4. You will then have to add subscribers manually and send them the link to your login page.
  5. They will reset their password to what they wish with the “Lost Password” link.
  6. Your new subscriber will have access.