Leaky Paywall - SimpleCirc integration


After installing the Leaky Paywall - SimpleCirc add-on, go to Leaky Paywall > Settings > SimpleCirc.  Enter the required settings. 

Level Settings

This integration uses the Leaky Paywall registration form, so you need to set the number of issues a new subscriber gets in SimpleCirc depending on the level purchased. You can also override the global Postage ID for the level if needed. 

Account Lookup

For your existing SimpleCirc subscribers, you can send them to your Account Lookup page to create their online login and access to the site. 

Create a page and add the shortcode [leaky_paywall_simplecirc_account_lookup] to it.  The user can now enter their SimpleCirc account id and zip code.  Once verified, they can create an email and password to use with the site.  This email address is sent back to their SimpleCirc account, keeping everything in sync. 


  1. Free registration level subscribers can be passed to SimpleCirc or only stored in Leaky Paywall. In Leaky Paywall > Settings > Subscriptions tab: If your Number of SimpleCirc Issues Purchases setting is less than 1 Ex: 0 that subscriber will not be sent to Simplecirc. An example setup: A Leaky Paywall subscription level is set for a free registration. The SimpleCirc issue setting = 0. These subscribers will appear only in Leaky Paywall (and are sent and tagged in Mailchimp).

  2. Logging in: If there is an active subscriber (with an email address) in SimpleCirc they can simply login to your website and the email and password they enter will create a Leaky Paywall/WordPress account and log them in on the spot. We recommend you create a dedicated Leaky Paywall login page using our [leaky_paywall_login] login shortcode that includes instructions that says something like: "If you have an account simply login with your email address and choose a password to gain access"
  3. Gift subscriptions add-on: The receiver of the gift subscription will be passed to SimpleCirc as long as the Basic Shipping add-on is activated for that level
  4. All digital access is controlled by the subscription startup date and expiration date (not issues delivered in SimpleCirc)

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