I need to tell the user that he/she can use the field in a form only if he/she is a pro user. I thought about something like this:

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But I'm not very sure if replacing the BROWSE button with PRO is good idea.

Any suggestions?

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    Pro will be missed because: 1) it looks like a regular button at first glance 2) why the heck does this say pro? CLICK 3) why is it disabled if I can't enable it in this current UI confused 4) there isn't more information to help me understand what pro is other than it is a button and I have no inclination how it helps me
    – UXerUIer
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 12:58
  • Also how many pro features are on this page? Just that logo?
    – UXerUIer
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 13:00
  • Shouldn't that be something you set in a role? Or is it registerless form?
    – Malyo
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 13:46

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You can put a padlock above the image where the logo would look. And when the user clicks, it will open the modal with the pro options.


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EDIT: Changed Unlock to You need to be a pro-member...

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    I like this, but why are you saying unlock? Someone actually has to click that to figure out what that is. Why not instead say "You need to be a pro-member in order to use this feature. Become a pro member now."
    – UXerUIer
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 13:02
  • Good comment, I agree with you. I'll edit my post Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 13:22

I would not replace 'browse' with 'pro' since pro is not the right label for indicating the action for when the user clicks the button.

Basic and advanced settings

Perhaps you could have a label above the pro settings called 'advanced settings'.

I came across a similar situation yesterday that might help you. See the question here.

The idea is that you only show the basic settings and let the user show/hide advanced settings. Show them that the advanced settings are, well... advanced, so that they are warned.

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