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IDEA: Paywall options for collections, section pages

Marcus Fitzsimmons 1 month ago in BLOX Total CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 18 hours ago 2

We're in the process of locking down more content behind our paywall and have run into a limitation.

We'd like to lock our entire obit section behind the paywall so only subscribers can see the page that contains the assets. (Its obits, once you see the name, it just takes a google name search and you have the funeral home's page)


What would be a great help is either

1) Ability to make a section page require a subscription to view

and/or

2) the ability to move a collection behind the paywall


We're looking at it for some other cases, but if a collection is behind the wall, then in the case where headlines give away too much, having the option  where only subscribers could view them would also remedy the problem.

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Hi Marcus,


We have an experimental option that allows you to set subscription on non-story assets. Submit a ticket to our Customer Support and reference this ticket and we can help you set it up.


We don't currently have the ability to put the section page behind a paywall.

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Due to the problem you mention with finding obits on the funeral home's site we went the opposite direction and put all obits in front of the paywall by selling sponsorships on that section. (Another sticky issue there was that obits were already content that we were paid to publish so it avoided that complaint from grieving family members.)

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Hi Marcus,


We have an experimental option that allows you to set subscription on non-story assets. Submit a ticket to our Customer Support and reference this ticket and we can help you set it up.


We don't currently have the ability to put the section page behind a paywall.