How do access levels work?

Access levels are one of the elements of subscription levels that you can configure when setting up the membership levels for your site.

Each subscription level has the option to set an access level between 1 and 10, or none.

When members subscribe to a subscription, their account is considered to have the same access level that is assigned to the subscription level. This means that a member that subscribes to a subscription with an access level of 5, will also have an access level of 5.

Access levels are a tiered system, meaning any account with an access level can view any and all content that is assigned to an access level of equal or lower value.

For example, a member that has an access level of 4 will be permitted to view all content assigned an access of 4 or lower. A member with an access level of 3 can view content assigned to level 3, 2, 1, and none, but not anything assigned to 4 or higher.

When setting up content restriction options, you may assign an access level required for viewing that content. See  this help page for more information.