How to Restrict Protected Files Access to Custom Membership

While you can grant access to your protected WordPress files by user roles with our Prevent Direct Access (PDA) Gold, the PDA Membership Integration extension goes even further and allows you to set the permission to your custom membership types.

The extension supports custom membership types created by the following popular WordPress membership plugins:

  • User Access Manager
  • Paid Membership Pro
  • WooCommerce Memberships
  • WooCommerce Subscriptions
  • AR Members
  • Restrict Content Pro
  • Simple Membership


How to Set Default Membership Access to all Protected Files

Once you’ve activated our plugins successfully, navigate to Prevent Direct Access menu from your admin dashboard and switch to the Memberships tab.

Simply select your custom membership types and click “Save changes”.

How to Grant Custom Membership Access to each Protected File

Instead of setting the same membership access to all your protected files, you can set different membership access to each individual file.

Step 1: In Media Library List View, protect your file and then click on “Configure file protection” under “Prevent Direct Access” column.

Step 2: Switch to “File Access Permission” tab, you will find a “Membership integration” section.

Step 3: Under your membership plugin, simply choose the custom memberships types that you want to grant access to your protected file

Step 4: Finally, click “Save changes”

Currently, we just support choosing custom memberships in Media List View only. Other UI such as Grid View or Edit Page will be developed in the next version.

How to Grant Membership Access to Multiple Files with Bulk Actions

Apart from setting the permission on individual files, you can grant the same membership permission across multiple files at once with our Bulk Actions.

Step 1: Select files you want to change permission under Media Library List View

Step 2: Choose “Assign Memberships” under “Bulk Actions”

Step 3: Choose your Membership plugin and custom membership types you want to grant access permission

Step 4: Click “Apply” to save the changes

Lasted updated on December 8, 2020