Property Content Lock 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.
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.