Wix Forum: Limiting Specific Categories to Paying Subscribers

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Generate income from your forum by offering paid subscriptions to exclusive categories. Create a pricing plan to allow only paying members access to these categories where they can participate in discussions with like-minded people. 
Click here to learn more about Pricing Plans.

To set up a category subscription in your forum:

  1. Go to your forum in your dashboard.
  2. Click the Categories tab.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Create a new category
    • Select an existing category
  4. Scroll down to Access and click Selected Members
  5. Click Add next to Subscriptions.
  6. Click Create New Plan.
  7. Enter the Plan Info.
    • List the benefits included in the plan. 
    • Click +Add More to add more benefit options.
  8. Choose which categories are included in the plan. 
    • Click Add Category.
    • Select the category from the drop-down.
  9. Scroll down and choose the Pricing and Duration of the plan. 
    • Select a pricing and duration of the plan. 
    • Enter the payment details. 
  10. Click the Enable free trial toggle to enable or disable a free trial:
    • Enabled: Customers can try out the plan before paying. Click the drop-down to select the length of the free trial. 
    • Disabled: Customers must pay before they can access your forum category. 
  11. Click the Single purchase only toggle to enable or disable it:
    • Enabled: Customers can only purchase one plan.
    • Disabled: Customers can purchase multiple plans.
  12. Click the Allow plan cancellation toggle to enable or disable it:
    • Enabled: Customers can cancel their plan at any time. 
    • Disabled: Customers cannot cancel their plan. 
  13. Click the Custom start date toggle to enable or disable it:
    • Enabled: Customers can select a specific date for their plan to start on.
    • Disabled: Customers start their plan from the date of purchase.
  14. (Optional) Add Plan Policies.
  15. Click Create.

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