Extension: Video Lock

This article was last updated on the January 2, 2017.

Extensions are X specific plugins available for download for all customers with a validated purchase of X. You can easily download and manage all of your Extensions directly from the WordPress admin area under Addons > Extensions. This article covers documentation for the Video Lock Extension and goes into detail on certain features where needed.

Enabling the Extension

After installing and activating Video Lock, you’ll find its settings page underneath the Addons menu.

Video Lock Settings

From the main Video Lock settings screen you can choose to disable or enable the plugin as needed:

Video Lock Enable Or Disable

Disabling the plugin will effectively turn off all output from the plugin (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc). This is useful as a quick way to toggle activity if you ever need without having to go through the Plugins menu and worry about activating/deactivating it completely. This way you can work with and manage all of your X specific functionality from one centralized place under the Addons section.

Selecting the enable checkbox will bring up the Settings meta box below. This is where you will adjust any options for the plugin and input your data as needed.

Video Lock Main Settings

What Video Lock Does

The Video Lock extension allows you to lock your pages and posts with a video that a user needs to watch before viewing the content or to set a video to appear after a set amount of time. Take a look at our Demo website for the plugin to see what’s possible.

Setting Up Video Lock

Video lock has an extensive array of settings that we’ll cover below.

  • Delay(s) – This is the amount of time to pass in seconds before the Video Lock displays on the screen.
  • Width (px) – The width of video lock in pixels.
  • Enable Heading – If you enable the heading, you’ll be able to enter a custom heading for your Video Lock and set a custom heading color.
  • Enable Subheading – If you enable the subheading, you’ll be able to enter a custom subheading for your Video Lock and set a custom heading color.
  • Source – Select if the source of your video is either self hosted (i.e, if your serving an MP4 direct from your own site) or Third Party (i.e, Youtube, Vimeo or other video source embed code).
  • Video – Enter the URL to your video if you selected Self-hosted in the Source option.
  • Embed Code – Enter the embed code for your video if you selected Third Party in the Source option.
  • Video Post – Set a image to be used if autoplay is disabled.
  • Enable Video Autoplay – Select whether to automatically play the video or not.
  • Disable Video Controls – Select to disable Video Controls, keep unchecked to continue displaying Video Controls.
  • Button Text – Enter text for your custom button to display in your Video Lock.
  • Button Link – Enter the URL for where you’d like the button to go in Video Lock.
  • Button Style – Select the button styling for Video Lock. Either Global, Marketing – Red, Marketing – Yellow or Marketing – Green.
  • Button Delay (s) – The delay in seconds after Video Lock appears before the button appears.
  • Enable Close Button – Select to enable a close button within Video Lock for the end user/site visitor to be able to dismiss/close Video Lock.
  • Include – Multi-select box to pick which pages and posts you’d like Video Lock to display on.

On the include option, to select multiple nonconsecutive pages or posts, hold down CTRL (Windows) or ⌘ CMD (Mac), and then click each item you want to select. To cancel the selection of individual items, hold down CTRL or ⌘ CMD, and then click the items that you don’t want to include.

Once you’re happy with all the options set click on Update to save your settings and then video lock should be working on your site.

Congrats! You’ve successfully setup Video Lock and now have a great marketing tool at your disposable.