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Understanding the Connector Admin Page

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Topics: Getting Started · Connector
Experience Level: Intermediate
October 21, 2019 · 5 min read

 

 

 

 

 

The Connector Admin page is the hub from which you are able to control virtually all aspects of the LaterPay Connector.

 

The various options available are all quite self-explanatory, but we wanted to provide new users with an overview of the different functions and abilities.

 

The Main Admin Page

Connector Admin 1

 

1: Purchase Options

You will use these three menu items to create different purchase options for the content you plan to sell on your website. You have the option to choose between Single Purchases (selling access to just that piece of content), Time Passes (selling access to your whole site - or a section of it - for a set period of time) and Subscriptions (self explanatory, we hope!).

 

Clicking on any option will bring you to a page where you can input the relevant details and parameters.

 

2: Templates

You can use Templates to determine which part of the text on any page will be hidden behind the paywall. This requires familiarity with the use of CSS selectors and is explained in our Academy section.

 

3: Settings

Provides the possibility to activate Legacy Integration Support  (not necessary for most integrations unless you are using an older version of the LaterPay Connector).

 

The Single Purchase Page

Connector Admin 2

 

1: Create a new Single Purchase

Clicking on the PLUS symbol will create a new Single Purchase.

 

Connector Admin 3

 

1: Single Purchase Title

The Title box is used to create a unique name for the specific Single Purchase you’re setting up. You can give it any name you want, but we recommend using a naming convention that can be used consistently for different payment options and prices. 

 

2: Match type Exact Path / ArticleID

  • If you choose Exact Path, the LaterPay system will match the exact URL of the piece of content that you want to monetize.
  • You can also associate an ArticleID with the piece of content you want to display the overlay on, and match it here. This is particularly useful if you have multiple pieces of content that all have the same structure - you then bind them with the same ArticleID and associate them with the same single purchase, even if they are scattered across your website.

3: Path/ArticleID

You will use this text box to input the Path/Article ID (based on 2 above).

 

4: Price

Use this section to determine how you wish to price the content. You can decide if users must Pay Now (pay immediately before accessing) or Pay Later(create a running tab that they will pay once it hits the prescribed threshold). You can also set the amount you will charge in cents.

 

5: Associating a Template

Templates are used to decide which part of the text will be behind the paywall by using CSS selectors. If no templates are defined, you can directly create and associate a new template with the purchasing option.

 


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