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Leaky Paywall – Article Countdown Nag


Lets the reader know how many free articles/pages they have left before they need to subscribe.
Requires zeen101’s Leaky Paywall plugin.
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You can follow this plugins development on GitHub


Leaky Paywall – Article Count Nag
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This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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  1. Upload the entire leaky-paywall-article-countdown-nag folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the ‘Plugins’ page in the menu and activate the plugin.


What are the minimum requirements for zeen101’s Leaky Paywall – Article Count Nag?

You must have:

  • WordPress 3.3 or later
  • PHP 5
  • zeen101’s Leaky Paywall version 2.0.0 or later
How is zeen101’s Leaky Paywall Licensed?
  • Leaky Paywall – Article Countdown Nag is GPL


February 8, 2017
This countdown nag, which is easily customizable and controllable, is the best nag for the best paywall you can find on WordPress. I have a news site -- People's Pundit Daily -- that implemented a metered paywall model. I used to use another paywall, though I won't talk badly about it, and it hurt my SEO. Working with Google News, which I've been doing since the development of my plugin -- WordPress Google News Plugin -- they've told me that the Leaky Paywall was designed perfectly for sites like mine with SEO in mind.
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Contributors & Developers

“Leaky Paywall – Article Countdown Nag” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fix Leaky Paywall Cookie Check
  • Fix type on nag_after_countdown save
  • Work for new Leaky Paywall fork


  • Fixed bug to work with v3 of Leaky Paywall


  • Fix for new cookie variables in Multisite


  • Removed unused lines
  • Styling fix for slim view
  • Set subscriber and login link separated


  • Updating IssueM references to point to zeen101
  • Setup nag to make sure Leaky Paywall is activated and at least version 2.0.0 in order to use this addon
  • Add styles and settings for slim countdown nag theme
  • Fixing single() test in processing
  • Fixing countdown value check


  • Added some better default styling


  • Initial Release