Tinypass for Wordpress
The Tinypass plug-in for Wordpress is also configured within the Tinypass Dashboard, but does not require the cut-and-paste step. Even better, Tinypass for Wordpress takes advantage of Wordpress’ powerful concepts of Posts and Pages.
If you have third-party hosting of your Wordpress site (for example, with Go Daddy or Dreamhost), you can download Tinypass for Wordpress from the official WordPress Plugins Repository. (For more information about how to use Wordpress and their plugins, go to http://codex.wordpress.org.)
Also, Tinypass is proud to be a member of the Wordpress Featured Partner Program, which means you can use Tinypass within the hosted Wordpress Enterprise and Wordpress VIP programs.
Tinypass for WordPress v3.0.0
Version 3.0.0 of the Tinypass plugin for WordPress offers even more powerful features in an easy-to-use plugin that works seamlessly with the way content is published on WordPress.
It's now even easier to set up a Tinypass Paywall for your content on WordPress, or simply charge for access per-post. Now, you’ll work directly through the Tinypass Publisher Dashboard to customize your content monetization method.
We've also added a more intuitive metering function, the ability to link to a dedicated subscription page, the option to customize your per-post sales, and much more. The new release comes with enhanced reporting and analytics tools in your Tinypass.com Publisher Dashboard, giving you a better understanding of what your readers are paying to access, and how much they're spending.
You can download the Tinypass plugin from the WordPress plugin directory – or, in your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins→Add New and search for the Tinypass plugin.
Please note: Publishers currently using Version 2.1.5 of the Tinypass plugin should contact firstname.lastname@example.org before upgrading. Here is the documentation for the previous version of the plugin.
Installation & Setup
To get Tinypass up and running on your WordPress site you first need a Tinypass account. Please go to https://dashboard.tinypass.com/register and create a free publisher account. Once you have created your account, you will see the following page:
Click on ‘Start’ next to the type of Paywall you want to set up on your WordPress site and configure your Paywall to meet your particular business needs.
Tinypass Applause acts exactly like a paywall, but actually does not restrict access to content, thus allowing you to accept donations from your readers.
Please see http://publisher.tinypass.com/paywall/ for detailed on information on creating and managing your Paywall.
Once you have created your Paywall, the only thing we’ll need to continue the setup within WordPress is your Paywall ID. Your Paywall ID can be found on the left hand side of the Paywall Management screen:
Copy your Paywall ID to your clipboard as you’ll need it later during the plugin installation.
Log in to your WordPress account
In your WordPress dashboard go to Plugins→Add New along the left hand rail. From the Install Plugin page you can either upload Tinypass if you've already downloaded the plugin in .zip format to your machine, or you can search for the Tinypass plugin and simply click “Install Now” followed by “Activate Plugin”.
Along the left hand rail of your WordPress dashboard you will now see the installed Tinypass tab. Hover over the Tinypass tab and select ‘Paywall’ to pull up the setup page which is broken out into three sections.
Step 1 - Enter your Paywall ID
This is the number which you copied from the left hand side of the Paywall Management screen on the Tinypass Publisher Dashboard:
If you would like to test your paywall with the Sandbox, then please create a Sandbox account. The Sandbox account is a replica of the Tinypass Publisher Dashboard and is a completely separate entity. You will need to create a separate account to use the Sandbox.
The Sandbox mode is meant for testing purposes only and does not transact any money. Once you get to the purchase process using a Sandbox paywall, you will pay with fake money.
In Sandbox mode you can configure Tinypass for the way that you want to sell your content and see how Tinypass will appear on your site without actually charging for your content.
If you would like to use the Sandbox to test out Tinypass, please visit our Sandbox site.
Step 2 – Tag your Premium Content
Here you will need to determine a tag or tags that mark premium content. Tags are extremely important in implementing the Tinypass Paywall on Wordpress.
First you’ll need to determine what tag or tags will be associated with premium content. Simply add those tags in the area marked “Select the tags of the content you want restricted.”
Then you’ll need to tag existing premium posts with the same restricted tag, as well as all subsequent posts you wish to restrict.
A special word about tags – they are incredibly important. You need to associate your posts with a tag(s) in order to protect access to your post using Tinypass. If a post does not have a tag associated with it, Tinypass cannot protect the post via the WordPress plugin.
Step 3 – Customize the integration
There are currently two additional features that you can enable/disable depending on your needs.
Track on home page visit – this feature allows you to count a visit to the home page as a view if you have Previews activated within your Tinypass Dashboard. Typically only views to restricted content are counted but you do have the option of counting a visit to the home page as a view as well.
Disable Tinypass for privileges users – if you have additional users set up within WordPress such as Editors, Authors, Contributors, etc. this will disable the Paywall functionality for them so when they are adding or editing content and then viewing it on your site they won’t encounter a paywall.
Click ‘Save Changes’ above and then click on the ‘General’ tab under Tinypass in your WordPress account.
The General tab
There are a couple of important things to note about this screen. Under ‘Environment’ you see that you have the option of two settings, Sandbox and Live. The environment automatically defaults to Sandbox.
If you want to test your paywall first, go to http://sandbox.tinypass.com/ and create a Sandbox Publisher account. Your Tinypass account is not associated with your Sandbox account, they are completely separate.
Sandbox mode is meant for testing purposes only and is a completely separate dashboard (You’ll be able to tell by the “Sandbox” banner in the top right corner). The Sandbox is a exact replica of the Tinypass Publisher Dashboard, except when you implement the Sandbox paywall, when its time to complete the purchase process, everything is fake.
Under ‘Other’ you have the ability to copy and paste a WordPress ‘short code’ link into Posts or Pages so you can generate a link that will open the Tinypass popup on that page.
You might use this on Posts or Pages where you want to outline the benefits of subscribing and having them click on a link to subscribe. This allows you to trigger the Paywall from that page instead of requiring a visitor to first find your premium content and triggering the Paywall from there.