When we launched WSKR, the original idea was to use it as a simple URL shortener, enabling website owners to create premium weblinks to their content. The more businesses we spoke to about using WSKR, the more it became apparent that what they really wanted was a WordPress plugin version of WSKR. Something they could install and use to monetise parts of their content without needing a subscription system or having lots of adverts on their pages.
So we built WSKR Posts. It enables WordPress site owners/operators to monetise individual WordPress posts, tagging them as premium. To see how it works, read on…
Step 1. Create your WSKR Business account
If you already have a WSKR Business account, you can skip this step. If you don’t, simply go to https://business.wskr.ie and register for a business account. You don’t need to add any additional information at this stage, although if you want to receive payments, you will need to enter your Revolut account details at some point.
Step 2. Install & configure the WSKR Posts plugin
You can download it from WordPress at https://wordpress.org/plugins/wskr-posts or install it directly within WordPress from the Plugins option on the side menu. Just search for “WSKR Posts”.
Once the plugin is installed, activate the plugin. This will cause a “WSKR” menu item to appear on your main menu. Clicking on this will bring you to the WSKR Settings page.
The first thing to do here is authorise the plugin to work with your WSKR Business account. You do this by entering your WSKR account details (email and password) and hitting the “Authorise” button. This will populate the WSKR Business ID field.
Next, you can change the default values for the WSKR tag and WSKR Token price. Use the WSKR tag to tag posts you wish to monetise. You can also change the default price for posts. This won’t prevent you from setting a different price for different posts later, it’s just the default price that each WSKR tagged page will use if it doesn’t have its own WSKR Token price.
Remember... 1 WSKR Token = 1 Euro cent
Step 3. Tag your posts
To apply the tag to a particular post or posts, on the Posts screen in WordPress, select the posts you want to monetise through WSKR. From the “Bulk actions” drop-down menu, select “Edit” and then click “Apply”. This expands a screen that allows you to add tags for multiple pages. Add the WSKR tag you’ve selected and click “Update”. This will update your selected posts with the WSKR tag. Now, anyone trying to access these posts will need to pay using their WSKR account to do so.
Alternatively, you can select to “Edit” an individual post and enter the tag on the edit screen. You can also set a specific price for this post in the WSKR panel.
Step 4. Clicking on a WSKR Post protected post
Now that you have posts protected by the WSKR Post plugin, when a user clicks on one of these posts, they’ll need to login to access the post. On the login screen, they’ll need to enter their WSKR Personal account details. If they don’t have an account they can easily register there and then.
Once logged in, they just need to confirm that they want to pay, in WSKR Tokens, to access the post. Once they click OK, they’ll have access to the post.