When you add the QUID Payments plugin to your WordPress site, you will have the ability to set the payment options for each category of blog posts. This is especially useful if you have a lot of blog posts and do not want to set the payment options individually for each post.

To access the blog post category payment settings, in your WordPress admin panel navigate to the QUID Payments settings page and select the tab entitled Categories. You will see a section with settings fro each blog post category that is in use on your site. If you add a new category, or remove an existing category, this settings page will automatically update with the settings for the active categories.

For each blog post category you will see:

Enable payment settings for this category

Set the value of this field to On in order to have your WordPress site use the category settings. If this value is set to Off then the settings for this category are not used by WordPress. The default value is Off.

Override individual post payment settings

Set this value to On to have your WordPress site use the category settings instead of any post payment settings. If this value is set to Off then the blog post category payment settings will be used only when the individual blog posts has no payment settings. The default value is Off.

Payment Type

This is a drop-down with the options None, Required, and Optional.

None: The posts in this category are not affected by the QUID Payments plugin.

Required: Only the blog post excerpt is shown until the content is purchased.

Optional: The entire content is shown but the QUID payment options are displayed in the post allowing the reader to donate or tip.

Input Type

This is a drop-down with the options Slider or Buttons.

Slider: If the 'Input Type' is set to Slider, then a payment slider is shown where the amount the visitor pays (between your minimum and maximum prices) is up to them.

Button: If the 'Input Type' is set to Button, then a payment button is shown where the amount the visitor pays is defined by you.

Button Text

This is the text that will be displayed in the payment button if the Input Type is set to Slider. If the Input Type is set to Buttons, then the word PAY is displayed with the value of the requested payment is shown (e.g. PAY $2.00).

Paid Text

This is the text that will appear in the payment button upon purchase. This is displayed for a few seconds before the payment section is hidden from the post.

Price

This is required if the Input Type is set to Buttons. Set the value in dollars and cents (e.g. 0.23 for 23¢).

Minimum and Maximum Slider Value

These can be set if 'Input Type' is set to Slider and will define the slider's range. Set the value in dollars and cents (e.g. 0.23 for 23¢). If not provided, the default values for Minimum and Maximum slider values are used: $0.01 and $2.00, respectively.

Initial Slider Value

This only needs to be set if the Input Type is set to Slider and will be the value at which the slider is initially set. Set the value in dollars and cents (e.g. 0.23 for 23¢).

Locations within post body (optional payments only)

Top: When checked, the payment option will be displayed at the top of each blog post in this category.

Near top: When checked, the payment option will be displayed after approximately 5% of the blog post content.

Near middle: When checked, the payment option will be displayed after approximately 50% of the blog post content.

Near bottom: When checked, the payment option will be displayed after approximately 95% of the blog post content.

Bottom: When checked, the payment option will be displayed at the bottom of each blog post in this category.

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