Test for Monetization Using a Coil Membership

This page explains how to test your content for Web Monetization using a Coil Membership. A Coil Membership even lets you test advanced Web Monetization features, like hiding ads from monetized users.

  1. Install the Coil Extension.
  2. Sign in to your Coil account.
  3. Visit your web monetized site, then look at the extension icon.

The icon is grayed out

extension shows gray logo You're signed in to your Coil account and the site is not web monetized.

You can also click the icon for more information. If the site isn't monetized, the extension shows This site is not web-monetized.

The icon is black

extension shows black logo with green box You're signed in to your Coil account and the site is web monetized. Coil is paying.

extension shows black logo You're signed in to your Coil account and the site is web monetized, but Coil is not paying. Reasons can include:

  • You have a Coil Member account but haven’t entered your payment details
  • You had a trial that ended
  • Your latest payment failed
  • You only have a free Creator account

You can also click the icon for more information. If the site isn't monetized, the extension shows This site is Web-Monetized.

site is web monetized and the extension is paying

If you've included advanced Web Monetization features on your site, your site will behave the same for you as any other Coil Member. For example, if you're using our WordPress plugin and set a page to be available to Coil Members only, you'll be able to see the page. If you sign out of the extension and try to access the page again, you'll be blocked.