wordpress content locker

Magic Locker Plugin

Update: The sale for the very cool Magic Locker plugin is now live at just $12.50 for the first 25 copies.

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Today, Thursday 14th November at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EDT) I’m releasing a plugin called Magic Locker.

The idea with this plugin is you let readers view MOST of your content on a page or post but withhold some of it until they share or like the page on a social network.

This will generate MORE traffic, MORE subscribers and MORE customers.

That’s the basis of it, but let’s look at this in more detail.

Some people won’t like what you’ve done and won’t share your page if they don’t know part of what it is that they’re sharing.

So why not give them some alternatives?

There are some built into Magic Locker that should satisfy everybody.

You can optionally make them wait a number of seconds you define and the content will reveal itself.

Or you can tell them that if they become a WP subscriber then all content on your site will be unlocked. If you have a membership plugin then you could get them to join the membership and with most membership plugins it also makes them WP subscribers too.

And here’s something I’m going to be doing myself. Wait for it…

If you have something to sell, then give people a choice to get it for less IF they’ll share the page.

So put your product up with a buy button for say $27, and tell your visitors they can get $10 off just for sharing the page. Then either put a second buy button or a discount code if your script supports it.

Cool idea eh? Watch me start using it on all my sites.

Giving people a simple either/or choice always works.

Those that don’t want to share it will pay the higher price – them’s your rules – and those that don’t mind will go ahead and share it and get the very nice discount thank you very much!

It’s a win-win either way, and we all like that don’t we?Β  πŸ˜‰

You can also lock all sorts of content, not just text. Images and videos can be locked too, as well as payment buttons and coupons. I have another idea that I need to test out first, and I’ll share it with you when I’m ready.


The sale starts today 14th November at 6.00pm GMT, and you can do one of two things.

#1 – Be one of the first 25 people to get the plugin at the starting price of $12.50.

#2 – Join the Plugin Great Membership and get AT LEAST two new plugins, themes or scripts every month for one fixed price that won’t hurt your pocket. Many happy customers have already taken and are enjoying this option.

In reality, as I release so many products and also run weekend sales the chances are high that you’ll get 3 new products per month in the membership. As I write this I have five other plugins almost ready for release with several more in various stages of development all of which I’d like to release before the end of the year.

Becoming a member is the perfect way to never miss out on a product release of mine again.

And it’s cheaper too.Β  πŸ˜‰

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business, social marketing, software, traffic, wordpress plugins

Like Plus 48 Hour Sale

Offer Closed


Today at 6.00pm I’m running a 48 hour sale for the newly updated Like Plus plugin. I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I first released it with FaceBook only support. The latest version (v1.3.0) now also has G+, Twitter and Pinterest built in too – all optionally selectable.

If you purchased Like Plus last year then go back to your download page and grab the new version with the new features built in.

If you don’t have it, then today’s your chance to pick it up with all the new stuff for just $10.Β  πŸ™‚

What does it do?

Like Plus is what’s called a content locker.

You can hide snippets (or even lots) of content from your posts and pages until someone gives you a FB Like, a G+, a Tweet, or Pins an image on Pinterest. Now that last one isn’t totally working 100% the way it’s supposed to because Pinterest don’t yet have an API that will do a callback to confirm the pin, so use it at your own discretion. All the others work as you’d expect them to.

When your visitor clicks one of the buttons, the plugin Likes, Pluses or Tweets the pre-defined text you set in the admin panel. The content they want to see is then revealed to them, and this could be any HTML including text, graphics, video or whatever.

But it won’t be revealed until AFTER your visitor clicks one of the buttons.

So what kind of content would you hide? Well, any killer offer you can come up with.


So your visitor clicks the Like button on your post or page for a ZIP or PDF or whatever it is you’re offering, and ONLY then can they get at what they’re after.

In return, YOU get a new “Like” etc, which is then publicly displayed on the service they’re using…


I’m sure you can straight away see the potential of making your blog viral?Β  Hence the evil laugh.Β  πŸ˜‰

Their friends will see what they “Liked”, and some of them will click. Some of them will “Like” it tooΒ  in order to get at your hidden goodie. And it will then appear on their wall and their friends feeds… And so on.

You’d use it in conjunction with some killer offer you come up with to get people to Like it for you. Here’s the sequence of events for someone using a FaceBook Like:-

#1 – Your visitor likes the post and the content reveals itself – it could be a link to download a report they want.

#2 – In the background the Like then appears on their wall / feed.

#3 – Their friends then get to see they’ve Liked something and may click the link to see what it is.

#4 – They read the offer and decide they want it too.

#5 – They Like it. Goto #1.

Viral, yes? πŸ˜‰

However, you need to use it judiciously. If you put it on every single post and page then it will almost immediately lose its effect. People won’t want to “Like” everything on your blog.

What you need to do is set up a killer offer on a page or post. Something really good. Something where visitors will go “Yeah! I want! I Like!”


The 48 hour sale begins here today 9th October at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST).

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business, software, wordpress plugins