ZT Social Locker Guide


Current Version 1.0.0 Released October 9, 2014

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ZT Social Locker is a set of social buttons and a locker in one bottle , developed by a group of enthusiastics programmers and developers ofZootemplate.com.This Joomla module is the best choice if you want to boost your campaign, it helps increase traffic to your site by encourage people to share your content via social channels.

Compatibility: Joomla! version 2.5 & 3.x.

How it works:

With this new Joomla extension, you are able to lock your desired content (promotion info, coupon code…) in any article. This locked content is only displayed when users share your content via their social chanels: Facebook, Twitter, G+.

This way, you can use articles, videos, audio, images, download links, coupon codes or anything else you can think of as an incentive for people to give you likes or shares.

Why is ZT Social Locker So Effective?

  • People love how ZT Social Locker looks

The plugin comes with a set of impressive, polished styles which create interest and attract attention. They are nicely animated and don’t look obtrusive.


  • With ZT Social Locker, people stay on your page longer. Social Locker attracts attention of visitors and they spend more time learning the content you locked!

Now, See Social Locker in Action!

1. Installation Guide

1. 1. ZT Social Locker downloads

Zootemplate provide free ZT Social Locker modules on our free Joomla downloads section. Click the Download button to start the download.


1. 2. Extension Installation

  • Log into your Joomla 2.5 or Joomla 3.x Administrator section.
  • In the top menu, click on Extensions and then select Extension Manager.
  • In the Upload & Install Joomla Extension, click Browse then find the file you just download (zt_social_locker_v1.x.y.zip) in step 1 above. After you have selected this file, click the Upload and Install button.


This will install a component and a module for you in one installation.

When your ZT Social Locker Package has been uploaded and installed successfully, you will see a confirmation message:

installing success

2. Extensions Usage Guide

This section demonstrates a basic use of the plugin to lock some content until a user clicks on one of the social buttons. Now, please follow some steps covered below:

2. 1. Enable Plugin

At this point we have installed a ZT Social Locker plugin, however by default new plugin are not enabled, so we’ll now enable the module.


  • Go to Extensions menu > Plugin Manager
  • Search for ZT Social Locker by making use of the filter or looking for this module’s name from the select type menu.
  • Click on the status icon next to the module to enable it.

2. 1. 1. Detail Settings


There are 3 things that you need to pay attention to in the Detail settings.

  1. Public the module so that it can be displayed in front page
  2. The module supports 5 social chanels: Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, Linkedin and Pinterest. For each social chanel, you have to enable, configure account, URL to like.In this Plugin, with each social option you choose Yes/No to select to show or not that one


  • Image social allows you to select the symbol for user to click when they want to see the locked content.
  • This advanced setting allows the users using Joomla 2.5 can be compatible with this plugin. Choose Yes to activate this fuction

2. 2. Locker settings

As we told you above, this plugin allows you to automatically lock any post, custom post type or selected content. Your content is hidden and only way to reveal it is to like or share your page. this function gives you more likes, shares, tweets or +1s. To do the thing like this, you have to follow two steps below:

2. 2. 1. Choose Content to Lock

  • In this step, please open article you want to load module to:


  • In the top menu, chooseContent > Article manager then click on the article you want to lock.


2. 2. 2. Add syntax to load module into article

  • Once an article opened, now you add the following syntax to the whole of artilce content or any selected content:

{social} your selected content {/social}

Here’re sample:


  • By clicking the Save button, you applied to the change above. Now, go to the front-end to see the result:


  • Congratulation! You have had a content locked. From now, the visitor who want to see that content have to clicks one of the social buttons (Facebook Like, Tweet Button, Google +)


  • With each click of user, it will help you to get more likes/tweets/+1s, traffic and customers

3. Frequently Asked Questions

4. Support Us

We want to know if you are happy, unhappy, or disappointed with something the feature has done, or if you have a suggestion about how we can do something better.

All feedback will be taken seriously and treated confidentially.