WordPress paywall web development for local news publishers

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

We handle the tech so you can focus on publishing

We’ve solved the complexities of website development, web hosting management, paywall integration, and digital subscriber growth strategy so you can focus on your business. Whether you’re a small local newspaper or a national magazine, run your publication on a modern platform built just for publishers.

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."

We build your paywall website

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

We manage all of the tech

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

Grow your 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 and your paid subscriptions?

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

Startup

$299/mo

Up to 1,000 paid subscribers

Website development

Managed hosting

Proactive site monitoring

Daily backups

Migration

No setup fee

No revenue sharing fees

No contract

Plus

$599/mo

Up to 2,500 paid subscribers

Everything in Startup

Newsletter sending

Surveys and polls

Obituary portal

Automatic social posting

Pro

$999/mo

Up to 5,000 paid subscribers

Everything in Plus

1:1 growth sessions

Priority support

Custom API integrations

Enterprise

More than 5,000 paid subscribers? Get in touch for a custom quote.

Run on the best paywall tech stack with licenses included

Is Leaky Paywall, Newsletter Glue, WP Advanced Ads, 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 a leading fully managed WordPress hosting provider 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.

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 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 starting 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. 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? We partner with Codeable.io.

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. Best of all, we're doing all of this from West Virginia!

Tyler Channell

Founder

I'm on a mission to make it possible for local news publishers to generate sustainable recurring revenue from digital subscriptions without worrying about complicated tech and marketing.

Rob Simmons

Customer Success Manager

Meet Rob, our Customer Success Chief at PaywallProject! Fun fact: He and Tyler met while studying video journalism at West Virginia University. Need help with your site? Rob's your go-to guru! 🚀

Don Smith

Advisor

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.

Based in Morgantown, West Virginia