This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Article Lock


If you ever wanted to publish a post or article, but only show a preview of it and unlock the whole content on a desired date, than this is the plugin
for you.

What this plugin offers:

  • Limit post preview to desirable length of characters
  • Show number of images, code snippets and words that the whole post contains
  • Customizable post preview length of each post
  • Customize position of post preview message (top or bottom)
  • Add HTML before or after post preview message


The author of this plugin is Bostjan Cigan, visit the homepage.


Visit the homepage of the plugin.


  • Plugin in action
  • Settings when adding or editing existing post
  • Plugin settings page


  1. Upload the plugin directory to to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Customize the settings in Settings->Article Lock
  4. When adding a new post or editing an existing one, config the options in the sidebar ‘Article Lock’.


None at the moment.

Contributors & Developers

“Article Lock” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial version.