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Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat


Get More Viral Traffic With “Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat”

Do you want to get more viral traffic and social shares? Look no further than Locker Cat.

Our social locker lets you hide content (text, videos, images, download links) from your visitors, until they share it on social media.

This works insanely well. Even though you work your butt off to craft quality content, you probably only get a handful of shares on your posts. It boils down to incentives – generally your readers have no reason to share your content.

This plugin – Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat – solves this problem. Simply wrap your content inside of our [lockercat] shortcode, and your visitors will be required to share it in order to unlock it.

Here’s an example:

[lockercat]My locked content[/lockercat]

You can add this shortcode anywhere on your WordPress site, including your Posts and Pages.

Social lockers are a highly effective way to maximize your social shares and get more viral traffic.

Here are some ideas on how you can use a social locker to get more shares:

  • Give away bonus content, such as videos, images or whitepapers.
  • Partially hide blog posts from your readers

Why use “Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat”?

In less than 2 minutes, Locker Cat lets you add a beautiful, viral social content lock to your site. Instead of adding every single feature under the sun, we’ve kept out bloat and made a simple, but effective social locker WordPress plugin.

Key features include:
* Optimized for conversions. You’ll get more social traffic, guaranteed.

  • Beautiful & modern design. Our social locker is designed by professional user interface designers. No more look & feel from 2009.

  • Facebook share to unlock

  • Tweet to unlock (“pay with a Tweet”)

  • SEO Friendly. Content hidden by our social locker is still visible to search engines.

  • Blazing Fast. Locker Cat is super fast and does not slow down your site.

  • Cookies. We remember when a user shares a locker (using cookies), so they don’t have to share previously unlocked content again.

Is “Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat” easy to translate?

Yes. This plugin is fully translatable. Please let us know if you’re interested in contributing.

Feature Roadmap

This is just the first version of Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat – we have tons of new features & improvements lined up. Do you have any suggestions? Please leave a comment in the support forums.

The Fatcat Apps Team

Privacy Disclosure

This plugin uses a browser cookie to track social sharing.

This plugin can be configured to connect to 3rd party service providers such as Twitter.

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  • A Social Locker built with Social Locker & Content Locker - Locker Cat.
  • The user interface of Social Locker & Content Locker - Locker Cat.


  1. Upload the “Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat” plugin file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to “Social Locker” in your WordPress menu.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the “Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat” plugin file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to “Social Locker” in your WordPress menu.
Help, why did my social locker disappear?

Once you unlock a social locker, we store a cookie.
This make it so that when your visitors navigate back to a locker, they don’t have to share it again in order to view the locked content.


July 16, 2019
The support quickly respond. And it's one of the must try feature before buying those premium plugins online.
June 30, 2018
Just tried THREE content lockers – Onepress Social Locker, Content Locker by MyThemeShop, and Locker Cat, and all three are not fit for purpose as content sharing plugins as all three have unthinkable errors (MyThemeShop is SLIGHTLY different but we’ll go onto that on their review) FACEBOOK – Onepress and Locker Cat both just show the ‘Like’ button, it’s pressed, and the content is cleared. Ok, that’s what’s supposed to happen, but looking on my Facebook Page, and my personal page, there was no show of any ‘like’ at all. In fact I don’t really think anything happened except a tick appeared and the content got revealed. Hardly inspiring stuff. Content Locker was ok here, as it directed me to my Facebook profile, together with a list of pages that I might like to post to. Which is how I expected the other two plugins to react. TWITTER – Content Locker failed miserably here as it refused to post to twitter due to the ‘ticket being invalid’. Funny, but I don’t remember setting up a Twitter app? The other two fared no better though, as even when the tweet and url was shown, all ready to tweet, I found that if you cancelled out of it (even with OnePress’ Double Check button activated), the content was revealed nevertheless, making tweets useless all around – a little like on their Facebook incarnations. All I can say is, thank god that none of these guys are in charge of security plugins! I’m also very wary now of going to the likes of Code Canyon to purchase a plugin, as the above three examples have left a very bitter taste. Poor show all around I’m afraid.
February 2, 2018
This Locker Cat plugin is very nice with responsive design, just like other Fat Cat App plugins I am using. It boosted my social share to about 50 shares/day and I am getting tons of traffic from Facebook. PS: This is the first review I am dropping on WordPress, I am too lazy to drop review but i cant help with this plugin that got me super excited.
November 27, 2017
Actually the plugin was good, it loads fast and doesnt really need a lot of codes to do. But - When someone share and close the popup button, you can see the lock content. - ^ if your done sharing you can see all of the lock content after that which is definitely wrong. Hopefully there would be a work around this. Thank You!
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Contributors & Developers

“Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat 1.0.1

  • Removed installation splash screen

Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat 1.0.0

  • Initial Release of Social Locker & Content Locker – Locker Cat.