The most flexible paywall. Period.

Leaky Paywall is the first and most flexible paywall for WordPress, which lets you customize your subscriber's experience to precisely match your content offering. 

It can be configured as a metered paywall, hybrid paywall, hard paywall, and membership platform.

It's designed specificially to promote your articles in search and be shared in social media.

Leaky Paywall offers the unmatched ability to lock down, open up, meter, and offer freemium access levels. Control access to: articles, categories, custom post types, video, premium archive content, issue publishing, and iOS & Android apps. Integrate with 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.

Power Up Your Publication with our Add-Ons


All our software, support, and subscription strategies wrapped up in one neat package. Everything you need to grow your publication into a digital profit engine.


Integrate Leaky Paywall with MailChimp by automatically adding new subscribers to specific MailChimp lists based on what subscription level they purchase, both free and paid.

Recurring Payments

Generate more revenue for your publication by adding recurring payments to your subscription levels. Subscribers will be charged automatically when its time for their subscription to renew.

Multiple Levels

Give your readers different subscription options by creating an unlimited number of subscriber levels. Bracketed pricing is proven to convert more subscribers.

Coupon Codes

Create unlimited coupon codes for special pricing, sales, and subscription incentives. Assign them to any individual subscription level or to all levels.


Allow subscribers to sign up for a trial to any recurring level in Leaky Paywall. You set how many days the trial will last before their billing starts. They will not be charged until the trial is completed


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 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

Control your metering by content type, lock down or open up content sections, offer freemium access, and more

Powerful subscription options

Set up unlimited subscription options: sell access to unique content by category, post type, content type, and even time based archives

Corporate subscriptions

Sell subscriptions to companies and organizations. Restrict access by IP address or email domain

Easy subscriber management

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

Integrated with MailChimp and, grow both free and paid subscriber lists. APIs let you extend into other 3rd party systems

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, 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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