How to implement Social Share to unlock content in WordPress


Do you place social sharing button on each page on your website and hope that people will share your contents on the social media?

You should give people a reason why they need to click your social buttons. Even if people like your content, site or fan page, they don’t click the buttons because they don’t worry about you, your benefits or your traffic. It’s not their problem.

People come to your website to read your quality content like articles ,  free WordPress Themes, Ebooks, Software on your website. Using these quality contents you can increase your presence on the social media.

Social Locker is a set of social buttons and a locker in one bottle. It allows you to lock a part of content on a web page until a user clicks one of the social buttons (Facebook Like, Tweet Button, Google +1) and help you to get more likes/tweets/+1s, traffic and customers!

Key Features of Social Share to unlock Plugin

  • Any URL to like/tweet/+1. You can set any URL that will be used to share for social buttons.
  • SEO friendly. Locked content is still available for search bots (Google, Bing, etc).
  • Analytic tools. The plugin comes with built-in analytics tools to track how users interact with the locker and which channels bring the most traffic.
  • Highly customizable. The plugin provides a considered html markup that allows you to create your own style for the locker.
  • Remembers users who already unlocked your content (via local storage and cookies).
  • Compatible with all the popular browsers, do not consider IE in this list.
  • Locks any type of content: text, videos, images, links, forms and more.

How to Install Social Share plugin

You can install this plugin like any other WordPress plugin, It automatically create one short-code for you, anything you want to lock must be placed between this short-code.

[socialloack ]  Download Wallpaper WordPress theme [/sociallock]

Social share unlock plugin

This is the Layout when social share to unlock plugin lock any content

The message on the top of this button can be customized using this plugins options available on the admin board.

Social Share to unlock Plugin

Social Locker plugin customization Screenshot

Besides this customization as I have already mentioned in its features, you can also find out which social channel is most effective in your case using its built in stats page

Where to use Social Share to unlock content Plugin

Though you are free to use this plugin to lock any content/part of content but in my personal opinion this must not be misused otherwise instead of bringing more traffic and revenue you might loose your loyal reader. Here is my recommendations for using social share to unlock plugin

  • Content on your website in very high demand
  • Free Software
  • Free Responsive WordPress Themes  or your Normal HTML themes and you believe that they are useful for a particular niche.  Like Wallpaper Theme or  GAG WordPress theme
  • Your Free EBooks like stay hungry stay foolish by a rashmi desai, a collection of stories of 25 IIM entrepreneurs,  but do not offer nulled scripts or pirated software.
  • Your Own developed free plugins.

Hope you enjoyed this social sharing to unlock content plugin.




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