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webfi-How to Add Content Locking in WordPress

Do you want to lock content and require your users to sign up for your newsletter to be able to read it? This gets you more email subscribers while also letting you know what content your users are interested in. In this article, we will show you how to add content locking in WordPress without annoying your users.

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0:20 Understanding content locking
1:48 Installing OptinMonster
2:09 Getting your OptinMonster API key
3:01 Creating the content locker
5:39 Placing the content blocker

In this video we will be using OptinMonster, you can use the discount above to reduce the price of your purchase. Install and activate the OptinMonster plugin and add your API to the plugin’s settings area to connect it.

Now, go to the OptinMonster site and begin creating your content locking page. We will be using an inline optin using the action theme for the campaign. Set up the campaign to be designed how you want it and in the inline settings select lock content below Campaign to be set to active.

Activate the campaign and now when you refresh your available campaigns on your WordPress site you should see this campaign available. Now you can copy the shortcode from the campaign’s settings area and paste it into the articles you want to require the email signup to view.

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  • Website and AdSense on August 1, 2019

    Superb.. i was looking for this!!!

  • Thomas Conrad on August 1, 2019

    Very short but thorough presentation. Thank you.

  • Mohit Roy on August 1, 2019


  • Thorpe on August 1, 2019

    You should do a video on SSL

  • Zakaria Abali on August 1, 2019

    This is amazing tbh!

  • ImSEOKing on August 1, 2019

    Omg 😮 This is damn clever! Great value thanks

  • Goodness ojo on August 1, 2019

    Wow Excellent and Time Saving

  • Tahir Khan on August 3, 2019

    Sir please make a video about developing a travel agency by WordPress.

  • Dustin Miller on October 15, 2019

    Can this be used on specific pages instead of only posts?

  • DR. KOTB on November 5, 2019

    Is this functionality in optinmonster free or paid ?

  • Walter Ecker on January 22, 2020

    Hi. How does this affect existing subscribers? Will they have to keep subscribing to each post you lock?

  • Fabio Flagiello on February 28, 2020

    Is there a way to lock the web content until a payment is done?

  • Andy Moradi on January 7, 2021

    How can i get people to subscribe to my youtube before unlocking a download button? any suggestion will be very much appreciated.

  • L Jason on June 26, 2021

    nice video. may i know is there any plugin that can use to enable download after share on facebook ?
    i mean reader need to " share the content on facebook ,then only able to download the free ebook "

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