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How to collect an email address before giving access to a WordPress page

Wordpress restrict access to page or post

It sounds pretty simple doesn’t it. I just want to collect an email address then redirect a user to a page of content. This makes complete sense. You have invested time and money in producing some premium content so it’s only fair you ask for an email address in exchange, right?

So, in the process of building a web site for an IT solutions client of ours, we needed to do just that. A quick google around for plugins surely would come up with what we needed? Alas no. All the plugins were just to over blown, for example, there are a number of full membership plugins available but really these were a huge sledge hammer to crack a very small nut.

Thinking cap on. Let’s break the problem down (as with all programming and process problems)

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