Hi, I’m considering using the Patreon plugin to lock certain posts. However, I have a few questions.
I’d like to only lock the posts temporarily. For example, Patrons would have exclusive access for a week but then I’d like to remove the lock and have the post freely accessible to anyone. Is that possible to do, either automatically or manually? If so, what happens when the Patreon lock is removed? Does the post just stay where it was chronologically? What about RSS? Would the newly-unlocked post be reposted to the RSS feed? Or do you think it would be better in this case to just delete the patreon-locked post after a week and then repost it again for everyone for free?
Another thing I’d like to know is if there is some way to grant Patron-like privileges to certain people even if they’re not actually supporters on Patreon. The reason is that I offer several ways of how people can donate/support my website and I’d like the other donors to be able to access the posts locked by Patreon as well. Would that be possible (even if I had to do some kind of manual workaround)? I was thinking something like creating a custom user role in WP with no real privileges and me manually giving this role to certain accounts, and then there could be an option in Patreon plugin settings that would consider people with that role as patrons or admins and they’d see all content unlocked. I suspect this isn’t possible so I guess you can treat this as a feature suggestion.