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Viral Lock – Like, Google+1 or Tweet to Unlock

Ready for WordPress 4

Make your site go viral by requiring your users to Facebook Like, Google+1 or Tweet about your site to reveal premium content. Simply wrap the content you want to protect with the [viral-lock] shortcode and the content will be protected until the users shares your page. Viral-Lock is the first of its kind to combine Facebook, Google+ and Twitter to give maximal viral impact. More likes and tweets = More money for you.

Features

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Key features
  • Content is protected until the visitor likes or shares your page.
  • User can either Facebook Like, Google+1 Recommend or Tweet your link to instantly show the content.
  • Specify which link to share for each protected area or automatically use the current page URL.
  • Individual links for the different Social Networks.
  • Users can write a comment with their Like or G+ for added exposure.
  • Custom “Share to unlock” message.
  • A proven method for generating viral buzz for your site.
  • More Google+1’s = Better Google ranking.
  • Auto reloads when user has shared or liked. No manual refresh necessary!
  • Integrated with the WordPress editor.
  • No configuration required.
  • Works with both pages and Posts.
  • Uses cookies to remember which users have already shared your link.
  • Full localization to any language supported by Facebook, Google & Twitter.
  • Customize the message sent to Twitter.
Customer Testimonials

Works great! 5 Stars! Installed the zip through WordPress and locked an eBook download link quickly and easily. Editing the source to change cookie settings is also painless. A very cool plugin. – ezau

“I’ve just installed and testing your plugin – works well – great job, thanks for it.” – RalfBe

“Really great plugin!” – pinoyconsole

Version 1.6 – 30/04/13
  • Extended the delay feature to include Google+ and renamed the parameter to just “delay”.
Version 1.5 – 21/01/13
  • Added a new feature that give your visitors the opportunity to write a comment on Facebook with their like.
Version 1.3 – 24/04/12
  • As requested we have added the possibility to have separate links for the different social networks.
Version 1.2 – 16/03/12
  • As requested we have added an optional parameter to unlock more then one lock with just one like or share.
Version 1.1 – 16/02/12
  • As requested we have added a parameter to customize the message sent to Twitter.
Example usages
Simple to use

Use the lock icon to add a Viral Lock shortcode. You can use the different shortcode options to specify a custom message and link to share.

Theme options

Cross browser compatible

Our plugins are W3C validated and tested in multiple browsers to make sure that your plugin always works great despite which browsers your visitors are using.

Looks great in any browser

Social Locker for WordPress

Do you still place social buttons on every page of your website? But visitors don’t like/share your content as often as you would like?

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

But ask people to “pay” with a Like/Tweet/+1 to get access to your content, to get a discount, to download, to read an ending of your article, to watch a video or to view a funny picture. And it will start to work as it should be!

Social Locker is a WP plugin that locks your most valuable site content behind a set of social buttons until the visitor likes, shares, +1s or tweets your page. It helps to improve social performance of your website, get more likes/shares, build quality followers and attract more traffic from social networks.

How does it work?

All you need to do is select the part of your content you want to lock, click a button and you’re done.

This way, you can use articles, videos, audio, images, download links, coupon codes or anything else you can think of as an incentive for people to give you likes or shares.

1. Drive Social Traffic: Social Locker will add systematically viral traffic to your website, your opt-in funnel or your sales-page. When users share or tweet your page to get access to the content you locked, their friends see it and some of them visit your website. That repeats again and again.

2. Build Quality Fans & Followers: Every blogger and internet entrepreneur knows how difficult it is to get fans and followers, especially for new websites with a low budget.

Get every visitor of your site to follow you. Keep in contact with your audience and build loyalty. Just lock some valued content and tell visitors that the locked content is available only for your fans and followers.

3. Improve SEO Ranking: Google’s search algorithm takes over 200 factors into consideration when determining which results to show for a search query and in what order. Social media is one of the most important factors in their algorithm and has a significant influence on how a site ranks in a search.

Results in the organic search results’ top positions have a high number of likes, shares, +1’s and tweets. So, the better your social media performance, the better your SEO results.