Leaky Paywall is the first and most flexible metered paywall for WordPress, built to grow your visitor traffic, email lists, and paid subscriptions.

Leaky Paywall offers the unmatched ability to lock down, open up, meter, and offer free registration access levels to all your content... and integrates with the most 3rd party platforms.

Control access to: articles, categories, custom post types, in-content sections, video, time based premium archive content, issue publishing, and iOS & Android apps. Integrate with 1000's of third party WordPress plugins, email services, third-party CRMs and fulfillment providers. Leaky Paywall is SCA and GDPR compliant.


How Leaky Paywall Works

1. Create your subscription levels


Set your price, duration, and what content the subscriber can access.


2. Add your subscribe cards


Add your subscription options anywhere on your site using a shortcode.

3. Your subscribers sign up


A subscriber registers on your site, submitting their payment and creating a user account.


Leaky Paywall transforms the way you promote your publication. Articles naturally rank higher in search, are shared socially by your fans...and it let's you run more effective social campaigns and capture email addresses...like never before.

Website traffic growth from search engines

* Modern Drummer

Social growth: 2000% increase in Twitter Engagements
* The Practice
Organic new subscriber growth from search engines and social media sharing
* Small Boats


Leaky Paywall lets your site content be monetized in ways you never imagined. Not only can you meter articles, you can also sell: premium levels of archive access, comments access, access to special issues, early email editions, articles in iOS and Android apps, sell the ability to post on event calendars, forums, classifieds, and more.

Boost in digital revenue after launching Leaky Paywall
* Modern Drummer
Increase in revenue due to the ability to sell premium access to archives, comments, event calendar posting, classified advertising posting, forum privileges, and more
* Austin Monitor
Percent of revenue Leaky Paywall charges per transaction
That's right...nothing. Standard credit card fees apply

Leaky Paywall Features

Flexible Metered Paywall

Lock down or open up access by content type, category, time based archives, or in-content section. Offer tiered free-to-paid access to build your email lists and increase subscriptions

Powerful subscription options

Set up multiple subscription options to sell access to premium and premium+ content, IssueM issues... via metered, hybrid, hard, or free subscription options

Group subscriptions

Sell subscriptions to organizations and groups. Restrict access by IP address, email address, and small groups

Easy subscriber management

Add, edit, and quickly search subscribers. Download reports by expiration, price, level, etc. for easy subscriber management. GDPR  and SCA compliant

Get found in search

Every article and blog post shows up in Google search, sending you significantly more potential subscribers

Explode your email lists

Create a free registration wall to grow your email lists. Ask survey questions and offer opt-in newsletters using our MailChimp Groups integration

Flex the WordPress user table

Give your subscribers additional benefits by integrating with third party WordPress plugins

Your apps are ready already

UniPress let’s you easily publish into the Apple and Google app stores. Manage subscribers, ads, push notifications and more right in WordPress

Share all your articles virally

Leaky Paywall lets you share every article you publish on social media. Fans can then share each article 1000’s of times

Payment gateways

Preconfigured for Stripe, PayPal & Apple Pay. Integrates with Cybersource, ESP, PCS, Palm Coast Data, RunMags, SimpleCirc and other 3rd party systems

Multisite ready

The Multisite plugin lets you run Leaky Paywall on two or more subsites with one WordPress multisite installation


Ready to take Leaky Paywall to the next level? Check out our Add-ons

Looking to integrate?

Leaky Paywall integrates with the following providers (get in touch if you need an integration with another service or CRM):

“If you like the sound of the metered paywall model…
then the Leaky Paywall plugin is your best choice.” —WPMU

Need help with Leaky Paywall?

Looking for help to get you launched, build a custom function, or have us develop your new publication from scratch? We would love to hear what you are up to.

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