Property Content Lock Plugin Setup

In order to help you capture more leads, the REI Landlist theme comes with the Property Content Lock Plugin. This plugin allows you to create a pop-up notification for new visitors which asks them to put in their contact information before browsing your available properties.

You can customize the plugin to either pop up when browsing any page of your website, or, just specifically when they're looking at properties. 

The benefit of the latter is that if a lead is on a specific property page when the pop up appears, thanks to a hidden field in the popup form (which is automatically populated with the property ID), you'll be able to see exactly which property the lead was on when they decided to fill in the form meaning that you can tailor your response to them, making it a little more personal. 

1. Installing the Plugin

Go to  Plugins > Add New on your WordPress Dashboard.

Then click  Upload Plugin.

Next, upload the Plugin’s zip file by selecting  Choose File. You’ll see the file name appear. You can then press Install Now.

Next, click  Activate Plugin.

2. Activating the Plugin

Once you click Activate Plugin, you will be redirected to the page where you put in your license key. Type in your license key and click  Agree and Activate License.

Once activated, you’ll be redirected to the plugin page and will see the options for your Lock Placement. We recommend selecting Lock Properties Only so that you can identify which property your lead filled the form out on. 

You'll also see the option to Force visitors to opt-in 

If you check the box, visitors to your site won’t be able to close the form unless they put in their details. 

If you’d prefer not to do this, uncheck the box, and on your website the popup box will now show an X to close the box.

If the visitor chooses to close the box, it will not show up on that device for 14 days. However, if they access the site from another device, they will be prompted to put in their details again.

3. Customizing the Form Message

Next, you have the option to customize the text that introduces your opt-in form. You’ll also see the shortcode for the opt-in form, which is powered by Ninja Forms. On the screenshot here, you see the visual editor, but if you want to edit it in HTML, just click on the Text tab.

Once you’ve made the required changes, click on  Save Changes

4. Custom Cookie Length

Previously, the default cookie length for the property content lock was 14 days, meaning that if someone revisited your site after 15 days, they'd once again have to re-enter their information.

However now, you can add a custom cookie length to your opt-in form which suits your business better. To edit the cookie length simply type in your desired length in the box and click Save Changes

Please note this will only be particular to the browser the lead is on. If they access the website from another browser or device, then the popup will show as there will be nothing to identify them as a returning visitor. 

5. Customizing the Opt-in Form

The opt-in form is powered by Ninja Forms, so if you want to make any modifications you will need to access the form by going to  Ninja Forms > Dashboard on your WordPress Dashboard.

The name of the form is called Stay Updated, but you’ll see that the shortcode reads ‘ninja_form id=4′. Use this one.

Click on it to edit.

You’ll then be presented with the form and you can customize as you wish. If you need a refresh on all the different features of Ninja Forms, refer to this section of the documentation.

5. Changing the Success Message

To change the success message your visitors receive after inputting their details, click on the  Email & Actions tab at the top of the screen.

Success Message will be at the top and you can toggle it on and off to suit your needs. To edit the message, simply click on it and a text field will appear on the right-hand side.

Once you’re finished, click  Done to save your changes.

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