Account & Billing
Can I switch between pricing plans? (on Subbly)
Setting up Stripe
Setting up PayPal
Setting up Braintree (or PayPal through Braintree)
Setting up Auth.net
Setting up Apple Pay & Google Pay?
Setting up a specific billing time
How to connect a domain to your website?
How do I set the currency for my store?
Country of trade setting
Enabling taxes and using tax calculator
How do I export taxes on Subbly?
Can I grant access to more users to my account? (Teams app)
Can I manage the email notifications I receive?
How do I put my Subbly store and website offline?
How do I cancel my trial?
How do I cancel my account?
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Setting up the checkouts and customer portal on custom domain
How can I test the checkout and customer login area?
Setting up your branding
How do I remove Subbly branding from the checkout?
How to translate the checkout and the customer portal?
How do I add Terms & Conditions to the checkout?
Do my customers need to register to make a purchase?
Checkout & cart widget behavior
Setting up cart widget
Which parameters are being passed to the checkout on Subbly?
How to enable 3DS confirmation step at checkout?
Setting up multicurrency
How to change the position of the currency symbol at the checkout?
Why are my checkouts not working?
Updating cart widget based on webpage actions
Logo maker app
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How to change the title for your website?
How to add a cookie consent banner to your Subbly site?
How to create a banner on the website builder?
How to submit your website to Google, Yandex, Bing or Yahoo?
How to embed Instagram feed to my website?
How to create anchor points on your website?
How to set up event tracking codes on your website?
Adding chatbot to your Subbly site
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Building a page from scratch with Subbly
How to add images and videos to your website?
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Configuring SSL for your website
Desktop vs. Mobile versions of a website
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Why my domain was labeled as HREFLANG?
How to add Trust Pilot reviews to your website?
How to build your own product layout?
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How to create a Blog?
How do customers leave a review for my products?
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How to localize your website (create a multilingual website)?
Why do the products go to 404 page?
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What are subscriptions?
How to create a subscription product?
Understanding cut-off dates
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Content feed (How to use Subbly as a paywall?)
How to set sequential subscriptions in Subbly?
How does the pre-order setting work?
How to set up pre-paid subscriptions?
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Setting up trial period for subscription products
How to set up shipping methods for my store?
Setting up Mondial Relay
How gifting works?
How to use gift vouchers?
How to create one-time products?
Using one time products as bundles
How do I edit my product price and billing settings?
Can I set my subscriptions to auto-cancel themselves?
How to create "Subscribe & Save" offers on Subbly?
How to unpublish a product?
Setting up funnels
Surveys: Collecting Customer Data & Allowing Customizing of Subscription Price
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Can I add customer's subscriptions manually?
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How to change renewal date for a customer?
How can I see my customers' preferences?
How to change the shipping address for a customer?
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Working with Subbly Experts
How to fix 'there is an update' error on your website?
Updated by Jun Hyeok Yang
This article explains how to use Subbly as a paywall, allowing you to create exclusive pages on your website that are only accessible to subscribers. With Subbly, you can offer exclusive content, digital downloads, or discounted products to your subscribers.
A paywall serves as a digital barrier that restricts access to certain content or products, typically requiring users to pay a recurring fee in order to gain entry. This approach enables businesses to monetize their offerings by offering exclusive or premium content to their subscribers. And with Subbly, this is possible!
What's the first step?
The first step in using Subbly as a paywall is to set up a membership product. This will help you clearly define that the right customers are granted access to exclusive content or discounted offerings.
It is important to take into consideration that membership products are always in an ad-hoc billing setup. And we need to use the automation feature to create a custom cut-off logic for this product. Check the section below.
Custom cut-off logic for ad-hoc billing cycles
This gives you control over when customers are billed. It's valuable for sending updated passwords to renewed customers, ensuring only active subscribers access premium content. This prevents canceled customers from retaining access with old passwords. With custom cut-off logic, maintain subscription integrity and provide exclusive content to active subscribers. Here's how you can set it up:
- Go to your Subbly account and navigate to the Automations tab.
- Click the Create an automation button.
- Choose the trigger "Subscription created".
- Choose the action as "Change renewal date".
- Choose how many days, weeks, or months you want to push back before the renewal occurs.
- Choose the day of the week or day of the month on which the renewal should occur.
- Set the conditions for the automation to trigger. You must specify that the custom cut-off logic applies only to a certain product (key) + equals to (operator) + choose your product (value). Click Save.
By setting up custom cut-off logic, you can ensure that your subscribers are billed at a time that works best for you.
How to create a password-protected page?
To use Subbly as a paywall you need to create a password-protected page in your website builder. This page will only be accessible to customers that subscribe to your membership product, allowing them to access exclusive content or hidden shop pages with discounted prices. To create a password-protected page, follow these steps:
- Access your website builder and create a new page.
- The fourth option gives you the chance to set a password on a specific page, click the lock icon named Set Password. Enter the password in the Set Password field.
- Add your exclusive content or shop page to the password-protected page.
This is what your customers will see whenever they try to open a password-protected page.
How can I share the password with my subscribers?
Ensuring that only active subscribers receive the password to access premium content is a crucial step. It's essential to prevent canceled subscribers from obtaining the password and accessing content they are no longer entitled to. Subbly provides a convenient automation feature that streamlines the process of sharing the password with active subscribers. By following the instructions provided, you can automate this important step and ensure that only current and valid subscribers receive the password. Here's how you can set it up:
- Go to your Subbly account and navigate to the Automations tab.
- Click the Create an automation button.
- Choose the trigger "Subscription created" or "Renewal success".
- Choose the action as "Send SMS" or "Send Email".
- Set the delay for when you want the message to be sent (e.g., immediately or a certain number of days after the subscription is created).
- Write the message you want to send to your subscribers, you can add the password here. You can even use tags to personalize the message.
- Set the conditions for the automation to trigger. You need to specify that the message is only sent when a certain product (key) + equals to (operator) + choose your product (value - membership plan). Click Save.
If you have any more questions about setting this up, feel free to reach out to our customer support chat to get further assistance!