I have content locker plugin.

For locking contents, im using this shortcode:

[wp-like-locker] Your locked content here... [/wp-like-locker]

and I need lock every post on my blog. How could I instert this shortcodes into theme and lock:

Thank you very very very much for your answer and time!

3 Answers 3


You can hardcode shortcodes into a theme using do_shortcode. http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/do_shortcode

echo do_shortcode('[wp-like-locker] Your locked content here... [/wp-like-locker]');

You will most likely want to replace the hard-coded "Your locked content here..." with the function that pulls the content from the editor, like the_content http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_content

It might look like

  // the loop
  $content = get_the_content();
  echo do_shortcode('[wp-like-locker]' . $content .  '[/wp-like-locker]');
  • ...or just call the function attached to that shortcode directly and pass $content to it; no need for the extra overhead of do_shortcode... May 8, 2012 at 21:13

It would be both faster and cleaner to write a function to do this and put it in functions.php. It'd look like this (untested):

add_action( 'the_content', 'wpse49094_lock_content' );
function wpse49094_lock_content( $content ) {
    if( in_the_loop() ) {
        $content = do_shortcode( 'do_shortcode('[wp-like-locker]' . $content .  '[/wp-like-locker]');
        return $content;

you can use do_shortcode() evaluate your short code.

you can place below code into sigle.php in your wordpress theme. And this will apply all of your posts those are using default template.

    get_template_part( 'content', 'single' ); 

echo do_shortcode('[wp-like-locker]');

echo "Your locked content";

echo do_shortcode('[/wp-like-locker]');

  • 1
    This code is wrong. Check out the do_shortcode() Codex page to see how to handle open-close shortcodes.
    – mrwweb
    May 8, 2012 at 20:51

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