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How to Display Protected Content

The protected content feature can be used in a variety of ways. In this article we’ll cover how to display protected content.


If you are new to this feature and want to learn how to use it see articles on this feature here.

Display Protected Content in Menu

When protected content is displayed in a WordPress menu a client can click a menu link to go directly to your protected content. This is great if your protected content is in an offering, but you do not need a page of content to go with it.

Client view

Upon click the file will either download or open in a new tab in browser (this is different for every client based on their browser and chosen settings.)

Client View Protected Content File

Developer View

Appearance → Menus → Screen Options

Protected Content Screen Options

Add protected content to the menu of your choice.

Add Protected Content to Menu

Display Protected Content in an Objective Checklist

You can display protected content in objective checklists. Once the client clicks on the file it will either download or open in a new tab in browser (based on the client’s browser settings) and mark this item complete on the checklist.

Client View

Protected Content Checklist

Developer View

Protected Content Objective

Display as Offering Icon

With this option you can create branded images to represent your protected content files and display those similar to offerings in AccessAlly. Simply place the offering icon on pages in your site.

Client View With Access

With Access Protected Content Icon

Client View No Access

Protected Content No Access

Developer View

Go to Protected Content → All Protected Content to add your offering icon images.

Branded Protected Content

You may also add offering access tags and sales page or order form redirects!

Protected Content Permission Settings

Use the AccessAlly Shortcode Generator to get the code for your protected content offering icon. Then add it to your desired WordPress page.

Protected Content File Shortcode

Updated on September 20, 2023

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