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Share on Social


Share on Social allows you to lock a part of content of WordPress Post or Page until user shares your blogs in social media. Plugin posts the shared link as interactive posts to users’ wall and helps you to drive new visitors and increase engagement.

Key Features

  • Interactive Posts. Share on Social plugin shares the blog as Interactive Posts in Google Plus and Facebook, which displays the link to your blog prominently on users’ Wall.
  • Share any link. By default, plugin shares blog URL, but you are free to attach blogs’ parent, site or even external URL to share buttons.
  • Unlimited lockers. Create unlimited number of lockers and customize each differently.
  • Multiple lockers. Allows you to place multiple lockers on a page or post.
  • Group the lockers. This advanced feature allows you to group a set of lockers from a blog or even from multiple blogs. Grouped lockers lock and unlock in unison.
  • Customizable locker banner. Visual Editor allows you to style your own banner for the locker.
  • Remembers users who already unlocked your content (via cookies).
  • Locks any type of content: text, videos, images, links, forms and more.
  • SEO friendly. Search bots (Google, Bing, etc) can crawl locked content.
  • Statistics. Track shares by date and social media. You can also view total shares since plugin activation.
  • Lite on WordPress. Plugin doesn’t create custom tables in WordPress database. This leaves your installation neat and clean.
  • Compatible with all the popular browsers.

** Requires setup to use lockers! Refer FAQ to know how to install and setup the plugin **

Visit Share on Social page to view live Demo of Share on Social!


Installation and settings
  • Install and activate the plugin.
  • WordPress admin panel will have a new menu item – Share on Social
  • For Facebook and Google+ interactive shares, you need to create and get your own App ID. Visit Plugin Page to know how to Create Facebook and Google+ Apps
  • Click Settings in Share on Social menu and enter Facebook and Google Plus App ID.
  • Edit any post or page, and add the shortcode [share-on-social] your content [/share-on-social] to activate the lockers.
  • For advance usage of the plugin please visit Share on Social Plugin page
Why twitter button opens locker without tweet

In Oct 2015, Twitter made changes to JavaScript Events like Tweet, Follow. Now Events are triggered when a user invokes the action rather than after the action is completed. Because of the change, Twitter generates the event as soon as user clicks tweeter button which open the locker without waiting for the tweet action by the user. In other words, it is not possible to use twitter with locker anymore. So, by default, Twitter is disabled in Basic Locker.

Why twitter button is smaller than Facebook and Google+ icon

Unlike Facebook and Google+, Twitter share API doesn’t allow us to change the icon.


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1.0.1 – 01 Apr 2017

Twitter button disabled for Basic locker and other minor updates

1.0.0 – 12 Dec 2014

Initial version.