Leaky Paywall

Restrict access exactly how you want to convert paying subscribers

Double your email lists

An email subscriber is 10x more likely to pay for a subscription. Leaky Paywall captures free registrations by offering casual readers limited extra content. Offer opt-in newsletters, create in-article lead magnets, and watch your email list flourish.

Accelerate paid subscriptions

Target and convert your free subscribers to paid with the right messaging at the right time. Leverage your newsletter and on-website promotions to turbocharge paid subscriptions and new content products.

Create new content products

Grow from paid subscriptions to premium+ memberships, archive access, donations, and individual article purchases… simultaneously. Leaky Paywall lets you control access to articles, issues, files, video, live-streams, and audio.

Built for news and magazine publishers

Leaky Paywall is the most flexible metered paywall for publishers who use WordPress. It lets your content rank in search and promotes sharing in social media. Build more revenue streams than you thought possible.

Restrict exactly what you want.

Leaky Paywall lets you customize the paywall experience to precisely match your content offering. It provides more revenue opportunities than you thought possible. Control access to: articles, categories/tags, custom post types, in-content PDFs/video/sections, premium newsletters, time based archive content, issues, and even iOS & Android apps.

  • Restrict categories, tags, post types, PDFs, video, and individual articles
  • Easily create a hybrid subscription model
  • Block Incognito mode browsing
  • Restrictions work with server and plugin caching

Sell multiple subscription products.

Leaky Paywall lets your site content be monetized in ways you never imagined. Offer free, paid, membership, bulk access, donations and individual content products for sale… at the same time. Sell access to posting classifieds & events, archives, special issues, premium email newsletters, and to your content in iOS and Android apps.

  • Level up your subscriber relationship from free to paid and beyond
  • Easily create multiple subscription products
  • Sell individual and bulk/corporate access content

Integrated with the software you already use.

Leaky Paywall is designed with easily accessible hooks and filters and comes with many integration options. If you need a special integration that is not of the list please get in touch.

  • Stripe, PayPal, Authorize.net, and WooCommerce for 100’s of additional payment gateways
  • Mailchimp, HubSpot, Campaign Monitor, Acoustic, Pipedrive, ZOHO
  • Circulation software: SimpleCirc, MagHub, RunMags, Omeda, PSA, PCD, PCS, Interlink
  • Slack, HubSpot, and more in development

Over 1000 publishers depend on Paywall

Track your subscribers behavior with Insights.

Leaky Paywall Insights is built specifically for publishers and lets you make better content and subscriber decisions to grow your revenues. Track paid subscriber behavior, what sources are converting the most subscribers, measure email and social performance, and tune your restrictions for higher conversions.

  • Paid subscriber behavior
  • Email and social analytics
  • Google analytics all in one dashboard

Gets your content found in search and social sharing.

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 to capture email addresses.

  • Our Leaky Paywall meter lets your articles rank higher in search
  • Every article can be shared in full on social media

“You guys have built a beast of a platform. Now we can get back to our publication’s original mission, and not have to spend resources fighting our technology.”

James Baxter – Publisher

Earn more revenue with apps.

Your iOS and Android apps are ready to roll. With UniPress your apps will automatically publish your news & issue content, push notifications, advertising… right from WordPress. Leaky Paywall seamlessly integrates with your apps for a true one-dashboard workflow and creates a brand new revenue stream from in-app subscriptions. Learn more about our UniPress apps.

  • News and issue content is pushed to iOS & Android apps via APIs. Supports both phones and tablets
  • Integrated with Leaky Paywall subscriptions and in-app purchases
  • Advertising integrations: DFP, AdMob, Advanced Ads, and our unique app-wide sponsorship ad zone
  • Built-in offline reading
  • Flexible push notifications

Your subscribers, your revenue, your security.

Over 1000 publishers depend on Leaky Paywall. It is 100% open source, revenue share free, and we believe your subscribers are always yours. Easy to migrate your subscribers into, it’s as easy to migrate out of. Leaky Paywall is SCA and GDPR complaint and we are a Stripe Verified Partner.

  • No revenue share
  • Stripe Verified Partner
  • SCA Compliant
  • GDPR Compliant

Comparing the six months since to the six months before Leaky Paywall, Twitter followers have gone up more than 20%, Tweets more than 950%, impressions more than 1000%, engagement more than 2000%.

Bryan Fong – Publisher

The Practice @ Harvard

More Features


  • Sell subscriptions and next level membership access
  • Level up your subscribers from free to paid
  • Sell multiple subscription products simultaneously
  • Sell individual articles/video in tandem with subscriptions
  • Sell bulk and corporate access
  • Sell archive content subscriptions
  • Sell archive content subscriptions
  • Promote donations with your subscriptions
  • Message free and paid subscribers on-site with targeted offers
  • Offer trials, gift subscriptions, coupons
  • Hide ads from premium subscribers
  • Sell in-app purchases via iTunes & Google Play stores


  • Circulation software: SimpleCirc, MagHub, RunMags, Omeda, PSA, PCD, PCS, Interlink
  • Stripe (Verified Partner), PayPal, Authorize.net
  • Use our WooCommerce integration to unlock 100’s of additional payment gateways
  • Mailchimp, HubSpot, Campaign Monitor, Pipedrive, ZOHO
  • Slack, HubSpot, and more in development


  • Incognito mode blocker
  • Restrict in-article content
  • Lock down files
  • Send custom welcome emails by subscription level
  • Login and registration redirection to current article
  • Offer invoices to subscribers
  • Article cuntdown nag
  • Ad Blocker pop-up
  • Custom Registration fields
  • Custom Landing pages
  • Registration shipping address

Ready to grow your subscriptions?