Givecloud allows you to create private pages, items and item categories visible to a certain set of supporters. This is done using Memberships.

  1. Create the pages, items and categories you want to limit access to (you can change these afterwards).

  2. Create a Membership Level that fits the needs of your users. (example: Premium Partners or Hospital Board or Press & Media).

  3. Manage Memberships from the left side menu under 'Features > Memberships.' When editing a Membership, look for the 'Secure Content' panel and select the Pages, Categories, or Items (Products) you want to secure by this membership level.

    Once you secure a page, item or item category, it will no longer be visible on your main website menu by the general public.

    Securing a Category does NOT automatically secure all the items in that category. It only secures the link to the category itself. The items in the category will still be visible by using the search box. If you want to secure an entire category and its products, be sure to secure individual items and their category.

    Once you've secured a page, item or category, you should see a 'Lock' icon appear beside them in the page, item and category list screens in your Givecloud admin. The 'Lock' icon helps you recognize which pages, items and categories require a membership to view.

  4. If your supporters haven't already created an account for your site, manually create them using the Supporters Panel > +New Supporter from the left menu.

  5. Once you have your list of supporters, you'll need to edit each user and assign them to the appropriate membership level (or set each membership level as you create each account). You can set an account's membership level using the Membership panel on the supporter screen. If the membership level is available for purchase, you won't need to complete this manual entry. When a supporter purchases this membership level, it will be automatically assigned to them.

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