WordPress Plugin Setup Guide

Learn how to use and configure the SurveyLock.me plugin on your website.

The Basics

SurveyLock.me is a WordPress plugin you can use to monetize content on your website.

It works by allowing you to “lock” content you’ve selected behind a survey, only allowing users to view the content if they complete a survey (or if there is no survey available at the time.)

There are two main integrations (ways to lock content) currently available with this plugin.

Content Integration

This integration allows you to monetize any piece of content in any standard WordPress post. You simply place the shortcodes around the content you’d like to lock, and the plugin takes care of the rest.

The shortcode to use is: [slm_content_lock] Your content [/slm_content_lock].

Content lock in editor

You can place any combination of text and images inside the shortcodes. However, you can't use unrelated shortcodes from other plugins inside.

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Snax Plugin Quiz Integration

This integration works directly with the popular Snax plugin.

Enabled as soon as you install the SurveyLock plugin, this integration locks the results pages on Snax quizzes (both personality and trivia.)

This means that visitors will receive a survey roadblock after completing a quiz but before receiving their result. Once they complete the survey, their results appear.

Plugin Settings

There are a number of customization options within the SurveyLock.me Plugin settings inside of your WordPress dashboard.

Common Settings

Most of these settings are default settings related to the plugin’s look/feel and messaging. You can override some of these settings for each individual integration (Content and Snax) by changing the values in those sections further down on the settings page.

Publisher Key

Publisher Key

You’ll need to replace this with your unique Publisher Key which will be emailed to you upon approval.

Survey Brand

Survey Brand

This is the headline users see when a survey is visible. This is where you can inform your website visitors about what they're seeing and summarize what will happen if they complete the process.

The default is:

Almost Done. Answer these questions to reveal your result!

Feel free to customize as you see fit. Keep in mind that visitors to your website want to know they're going to get something out of taking the time to complete this survey, so remind them there is content on the way.

Survey Explainer

Survey Explainer

This is the sub-headline users see when a survey is visible. This is a great place to add some additional info to convince visitors it's worth their time to complete the survey and placate any concerns they may have.

The default is:

This (1 max per day) anonymous opinion survey helps keep this website free!

The default above lets visitors know they'll only see one of these surveys, that the survey is anonymous and not revealing any personal info, and that they're helping you run your website by participating.

It's best to keep this info short, sweet & to the point. Visitors just want to feel comfortable taking the quick survey, since it can be new to them.

Loader Text

Loader Text

This is the text visitors see prior to the survey as the survey plugin is loading. The key here is to match it with the type of content you'll be displaying.

The default is:

Loading content...

Feel free to replace this to match the content you'll be showing. Things like 'Calculating Results...', 'Querying Database' or even something fun like 'Releasing the Monkeys' are all good choices for this text.

Loader Color

Loading Color

If you'd like to customize the color of the bars displayed while the plugin is loading, you can do so here.

If you're using the Bimber theme, the colors in the settings section should default to the accent color that the theme is using to better match your site.

Call to Action Title

Call to action title

After the SurveyLock plugin loading animation takes place, and before the user sees a survey, a call-to-action is revealed to the visitor. As with the other text, it's important to try to match this field to the content the visitor is expecting to see.

The default is:

This Content is Hidden

You can customize this depending on the type of content you tend to hide. For example, "This Gallery Is Hidden", "Results are Hidden" or "These Photos are Hidden."

The key is to let visitors know what they'll reveal if they continue and click on the button underneath.

Call to Action Button Label

Call to action button default

This is the button that comes immediately after the Call to Action title. It should be a simple & short call-to-action.

The default is:

Click to Reveal

Alternatives could be: "Show me the content!" "Let me see!" "Unlock Now" or "Continue"

Call to Action Button Color

If you'd like to customize the color of the call to action button displayed after the plugin loads, you can customize it here.

If you're using the Bimber theme, the colors in the settings section will default to the accent color that the theme is using to better match your site.

Enable Testing Mode

enable testing mode

Use this if you are testing and don't want to trigger live quizzes.

(Make sure to disable this before using the plugin on your live website!)

Settings Unique to Content Lock Integration

Info Box Text

Info Box

This text appears when the user hovers over or clicks on the SurveyLock icon in the bottom right of a content lock. You can use this space to help inform the visitor.

Show Survey in Pop-up

Popup

This feature enables the survey to popup into a full page overlay instead of loading within the content area. We recommend first testing this feature with your theme if you plan on using it.

Other Settings

Content Lock Integration Post Toggle

Content toggle

Within each WordPress post, you can enable or disable content lock functionality by toggling this setting found at the bottom of the editor.

Snax Integration Quiz Toggle

Snax toggle

Within each Snax quiz, you can enable or disable content lock functionality by toggling this setting found at the bottom of the quiz editor.