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Demo Lock


Demo Lock is a fully configurable plugin for WordPress developers that aims to provide a secure environment in the wp-admin interface enabling users to test admin interface plugins in a live demo with extremely limited access to all other WordPress settings. This is a heavily modified version of a plugin originally written by Thomas Griffin ( It has been modified to
be completely plugin-independent and fully customizable through the config.php file, and updated to WordPress 3.5 standards.


  • Unzip archive into your plugins directory.
  • Open up config.php in your favourite text editor.
  • Edit the variable values to reflect your demo plugin settings (by default, all default wp-admin pages and widgets are blocked).
  • Save your new config.php file.
  • Create a Demo User account in your live WordPress install with the credentials you set in the config.php file under [‘username’] and [‘password’].
  • Set the user role for your new demo account to reflect the value set in the [‘role’] variable (default is subscriber).
  • Navigate to your plugins page in your admin interface, and enable Demo-Lock.


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  • First release.