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How To Quickly Grow Your Email List with Content Locking

Do you want to skyrocket your email list without creating new content?

Let me introduce – Content Locker.

It is one of the best ways to quickly boost your email subscriber numbers and can maximize lead generation by locking the content you already published. This will block a small part of your content and it will be available only for your subscribers. That way, it encourages more email signups and attracting high-quality leads for your business.

In this article, we’ll show you how to quickly grow your email list with content locking in WordPress, step by step.

Before we get started, here’s how the content locker looks like:

Content Lock

With that said, let’s jump into the details.

If you want to know more about the benefits of content locker, then you may check out this guide.

How To Skyrocket Your Email List with Content Locking

There are plenty of tools available on the market to create a content locker, but not all of them offer you the best solution. Sometimes it could be annoying to your visitors if you do not display at the right time at the place and they will leave your site without taking any action.

But luckily, OptinMonster allows you to display content locker on a particular page, to specific visitors, at specific times, and the best part is that it integrates with all other CMS platforms including Shopify and WooCommerce.

Now, follow the steps below to create content locking in WordPress and grow your email list quickly.

Step 1: Install and Activate OptinMonster Plugin

First of all, you need to install and set up the OptinMonster plugin on your WordPress website. To unlock the content locking feature, you’ll need a plus or higher plan.

If you’re new to WordPress, here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Once you’re done, let’s jump into the next step.

Step 2: Create a new Campaign

Log into your WordPress dashboard and go to OptinMonster » Campaigns and click on the Create New Campaign button.

OptinMonster campaign

Select the Inline campaign type to create content-locking.

Inline Campaign

Next, you need to choose the template. The best thing about OptinMonster is that they offer premium ready-made templates that you can use on your website. Select the one you like and click on the “Use Templates” button.

Choose the template

Now, you will be asked to enter the name of your campaign, select the website where you want to use the content locker, and then hit the Start Building button.

Coupon Name

Step 3: Customization

On the next page, you’ll see various editing tools on the left side of your dashboard. With the help of these tools, you can customize your opt-in campaigns. Now the next thing you need to do is click on “Design” at the top of your page and then click on the Inline Settings option.

Enable lock content

Under the Inline settings, you’ll see three options:

  1. Enable Smart Success
  2. Lock content below campaign
  3. Content locking style

Now, skip the first two and turned on the toggle to Content locking style. As soon as it is enabled, you will see two options: Obfuscation and Removal.

  1. Obfuscation: It blurs the content below the optin campaign.
  2. Removal: It removes the content below the optin campaign.
Content Locking

You can set it according to your requirements and click Save at the top right corner. After that, you’ll need to connect your opt-in form to your email service provider.

To do this, go to the Integration tab then click Add New Integration and select your email marketing software which you use from the dropdown menu.

Connect Email Provider

Once you’re registered and connected then click on the Save button.

Next, go to the “Publish” tab and change the status from draft to publish.

Publish campaign

Once again head over to the WordPress admin area and click the OptinMonster icon where you’ll see the lists of all the campaigns you created.

From there, select the campaign you created for content locker and click on “Edit Output Settings”.

On clicking this, your page will be reloaded where you will see all the settings. Just make sure that the “enable campaign on site” option should be ticked. If you haven’t already, then tick this option, and don’t forget to click on Save Settings.

Output Settings fr Content Locker

Just below you’ll see the shortcode for your campaign. Copy and paste this code on the page or post where you want to display the content locker. That’s it!

Wrapping Up

Now that you now know how to add content locker to the WordPress site using OptinMonster. If you are still not using this content locker opt-in on your site, now’s the best time to start using it. This way you can grow your email lists and boost content engagement which could be beneficial for your business.

Don’t have an OptinMonster Pro license? Click here to get started today and experience the content locking campaign yourself.

Sanu Kumar Singh

Written by Sanu Singh (Author)

Hi, I'm Sanu, the voice behind MasteryBlogging. I write tutorials on blogging, SEO, and affiliate marketing. Follow me on Twitter and Linkedin.

1 thought on “How To Quickly Grow Your Email List with Content Locking in 3 Simple Steps Using OptinMonster”

  1. Yes true, building an email list really matters because it is your own traffic and you regulate as per your own time and convenience it also helps you to get diversify your traffic and you shouldn’t rely on only one source. Thanks for this valuable and informative post Sanu. And lastly

    If you’re not building your email list then you are not building your business.


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