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When a website visitor doesn’t have access to restricted content, Restrict Content Pro has two settings to control the message that is shown: one for content that requires a paid subscription, and one for content that requires a free subscription. This works great for people who want fine-grained control over the upsell messages they show to people without an active subscription, but sometimes they want a custom message for a specific page to further refine their upsell messaging. Let’s look at how that can be done.
Enabling custom page-level restriction messages
To set up a custom restriction message at the post/page level, you need to get your hands dirty with a little code. No worries, though, it’s pretty easy.
The best place to put this code is in a custom plugin. If you’re not familiar with how to create a custom plugin, you can install Pluginception, use it to create a new custom plugin, paste in the code below, and activate your new custom plugin.
Now let’s get to the code.
How it works
That’s all there is to creating a custom restriction message for a page. If a visitor doesn’t have access to a piece of content, and you have a custom restriction message defined, the visitor will see that custom message instead of the global one defined in the RCP settings. Here’s a look at the example created in the screenshot above.
And as always, if a page doesn’t have a custom restriction message defined, the global setting defined in Restrict Content Pro’s settings page under Restrict → Settings → General is used.
That’s all there is to it!