The WordPress subscription platform for news publishers

We manage your entire WordPress paywall tech stack so you can focus on publishing. Grow your newsletter list and convert more readers into paid subscribers.

All-in-one WordPress platform for news publishers

Manage digital subscriptions, print subscriptions, content publishing, newsletter sending, advertising, and more from a single WordPress dashboard.

Gary Kopycinski

"A relief to have every technical aspect of our site covered. Finally, we can spend our time writing as our subscriber base grows."

Paywall website design

We do the heavy lifting of developing your paywall-based website. We'll even migrate your existing subscribers and content from other platforms.

Fully managed tech

Website hosting, software, strategy, ad management, newsletter sending and technical support are included with PaywallProject.

Grow paid subscriptions

We take care of your subscription growth strategy ensuring that your site is properly set up to maximize paid audience growth.

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Ready to grow your audience + paid subscriptions?

We'll take care of your local news website while you focus on publishing.



Up to 1,000 paid subscribers

Website development

Managed hosting

Proactive site monitoring

Daily backups


Plugin updates

No setup fee

No revenue sharing fees

No contract



Up to 2,500 paid subscribers

Everything in Startup

Newsletter platform

Obituary portal

Public Notice portal

Surveys and polls

Automatic social posting



Up to 5,000 paid subscribers

Everything in Plus

1:1 growth sessions

Priority support

Custom API integrations


Get everything in Pro + unlimited paid subscribers.


Mobile apps

Fully developed iOS and Android apps ready-to-go mobile apps for your publication.

Run on the best paywall tech stack

Is Leaky Paywall, Newsletter Glue, WP Advanced Ads, FastPassWP, Plausible, and WP Forms licensing included?

Yes, all software functionality and licensing is included as determined by each plan listed above.

Do I still need my MailChimp account (or any other newsletter sending service)?

With our Plus plan or higher, you no longer need a MailChimp account or any other newsletter sending service. With PaywallProject, you get up to 200,000 emails sends each month with no limit on the number of subscribers. Send more than 200,000 emails each month? Get in touch for a custom quote.

What is proactive site monitoring?

We partner with industry leading fully managed WordPress hosting provider BigScoots to offer proactive site monitoring every 60 seconds. If an issue is detected with your website, no matter the time of day, our hosting partner works to resolve the problem right away.

What is included with website development?

We work with a number of WordPress themes specifically designed for news publishers. You'll have the option to choose from our preferred template options (no extra cost) or one that you've already selected. We'll apply your branding to the theme and get your site up and running fast.

How does the obituary system work?

Our obituary payment portal allows the end-user to submit/pay for the publishing of obituaries directly on your site. The obituaries are then automatically drafted as WordPress posts which can be published after your approval.

How long does it take to get up and running?

On average, it takes about 1 week or less.

How much disk space + bandwidth is included?

Startup includes: 50GB

Plus includes: 100GB

Pro includes 250GB

There is no limit on bandwidth. All plans include Cloudflare's CDN for full-page caching. If more disk space is required, please reach out for a custom quote.

Do you offer mobile apps?

Yes, we offer mobile apps at $399 per month. Apple Developer and Google Play developer accounts are required to get started. We will guide you through the set up!

I have a design/theme that I want to use. Can I use it with PaywallProject?

Yes. Design is included as part of PaywallProject. However, if you already have a preferred design picked out or want us to use your existing theme, we can implement that instead (no additional charge).

How do you compare with other services?

PaywallProject is an all-in-one solution fully-managed solution. This means that we take care of your entire tech stack so you can focus on growing your audience. We include design, paywall integration, newsletter sending, ad management, migration, enterprise web hosting, backups, and strategy bundled into one low monthly price. We are on a mission to help publishers generate recurring revenue from subscriptions, memberships, donations, and more!

Do I need to hire a developer alongside PaywallProject?

No, all aspects of your website/paywall are managed by PaywallProject.

Need a highly custom feature or function? Our development team will provide a free estimate.

I have multiple sites I'd like to run with PaywallProject. Do you offer discounts?

Yes, for each additional site you bring onboard with PaywallProject, you'll receive a 15% discount for that site per month.

Meet Our Team

We're on a mission to make digital subscribers a sustainable revenue source for local news publishers.

Tyler Channell


Tyler is on a mission to help local news publishers generate sustainable recurring revenue streams without worrying about complicated tech and marketing.

Check out the Paywall Podcast where Tyler appears monthly to discuss all things digital subscriptions.

Juan Machado

Lead Customer Success Engineer

Juan is a seasoned WordPress expert with extensive experience in technical support, plugin development, and collaboration with top industry players like Elementor and LearnDash.

Don Smith


Don Smith is the former Executive Director at the West Virginia Press Association and brings more than 30 years of experience in the news publishing business.

Get in touch

We're dedicated to building sustainable revenue streams for local publications.