This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.


Like Gate allows you to reveal some hidden/secret content when the user likes the article. All you have to do is insert some content
between tags and that information will be shown after the like.
This could be image, download link to an ebook, YouTube video (using iframe)

Like Gate (Lite / This plugin) Benefits / Features

  • Increase likes of your articles
  • When somebody likes your article this will appear on their Facebook wall for all of their friends to see.
  • Easy to use

Like Gate Pro Benefits / Features

  • Change the language of the Like button
  • Choose where the the like should go to (e.g. to blog post, your site, or your Facebook fan page) by entering the url parameter
  • Add Call to Action before each Like button generated by this plugin
  • Hide Facebook comment box after like (sometimes, after people like your piece of content Facebook will show a comment box
    which can obstruct the view of the hidden content.
  • … and more

Learn more about Like Gate Pro

Note: When you purchase the Pro version you will support our efforts in improving both plugins.


How to Create a Facebook App for Like Gate WordPress Plugins

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Support is handled on our site:
Please do NOT use the WordPress forums or other places to seek support.


  • Plugin icon when editing post/page
  • Plugin UI for inserting short tags
  • Inserted tags


Automatic Install

Please go to WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New Plugin > Search for: Like Gate and then press install

Manual Installation

  1. Upload into to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Sometimes a confirmation is required after a like. Why?

Read more in this:

AWeber (JavaScript) forms do not appear. Why?

Please, use the iframe solutions if possible for now.
It seems when the hidden code contains script tag the script code doesn’t get evaluated/executed.

If I disable the plugin what would happen with the short codes?

When you disable the plugin (that’s within the plugin but the plugin is activate in WordPress) all
the short codes will be removed (visually) but not from the database.
It is recommended to disable the plugin and not deactivate/uninstall it when you don’t need it anymore.
That way you won’t see any unreplaced short tags in your posts.

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Run into issues or have questions/suggestions?

Support is handled on our site:
Please do NOT use the WordPress forums or other places to seek support.


3. Septembar 2016. 4 replies
I bought the Pro version of like gate… disappointing! There are some major issues with this plugin which I contacted the developers about several times but unfortunately they didn’t get back to me (via their support page and via email) Quick to take your money but ZERO support ๐Ÿ™
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Contributors & Developers

“Like Gate” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed a notice about suffix.


  • The fix for the WP 3.9 was breaking versions < 3.9


  • Made TinyMCE/editor plugin compatible with WP 3.9
  • Added a minified admin .css file


  • Tested with wp 3.8.1


  • Corrected links to support forums (using direct links to the forum)


  • Add info about Pro


  • Fixed: Some characters such as ‘&’ were encoded strangely
  • Fixed: Showing saved status after Options Save Changes
  • Preserved options in case Pro version is install i.e. Like Gate Lite doesn’t override Like Gate Pro options.


  • Tested with wp 3.8
  • Rewrote how the whole shortcodes were replaces. Now replies on WP shortcodes API and not on custom ones
  • Moved some scripts to their own folders.
  • Do not load Like Gate (lite) buttons if Pro is active
  • Fixes and improvements.


  • Fixed link to the Like Gate settings page


  • Added Facebook app_id so the user can create a facebook app.
  • Tested with wp 3.7.1
  • Add new UI
  • Fixes


  • Removed the window script which was loading WP core files. This causes issues with non-standard WP setup.
  • Added a text box in the like gate popup so the user can easily insert the hidden content.
  • Tested with wp 3.6.1


  • Tested with wp 3.6
  • Fix: some notices and deprecated function calls.


  • Tested with wp 3.5.2
  • Fix: broken link to the documentation.


  • Fix: wrong article ID was inserted i.e. people will like the wrong article.


  • Fix: Added another check in case Like Gate Pro ( ) was installed
  • Fix: The the like gate is called to setup its callbacks on doc ready


  • minor tweaks


  • Added notes about the support forums
  • Loading FB JS asynchronously
  • Added a Channel File greatly improves the performance of the JS SDK by addressing issues with cross-domain communication in certain browsers.
  • Fixed a few bugs
  • Added RSS news feeds from


  • Updated the script so it plays nicely with Ott’s Simple Facebook Connect


  • Remembers what post has been liked and reveals the content if the user comes back
  • Added newsletter and donation boxes
  • Many fixes and tweaks
  • Using jQuery.cookie plugin to remember the liked post


  • Added html namespaces because the like button couldn’t be rendered on IE browsers.


  • updated readme
  • added some share buttons in the dashboard


  • Added FAQ
  • Add fb like box in the dashboard
  • Added link and embed code to screencast


  • Can’t remember what I released ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • Added TinyMCE button to generate [like-gate] … [/like-gate] automatically


  • First working version


  • Initial Release