Building an Ad Free Experience

Utilizing Unlock Protocol to Provide an Ad Free Experience to Members

The Unlock Protocol and its supporting software can be used for a multitude of uses cases. One of these use cases currently in the wild is leveraging the Unlock Protocol to provide an Ad Free Experience to key holders.

The general approach to towards the implementation follows the generic steps outline below.

  1. The first step is to deploy a lock. Follow these steps from the Unlock Dashboard.

  2. Add the Unlock paywall application JavaScript to your page:

<script> (function(d, s) {
var js = d.createElement(s),
sc = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
js.src="https://paywall.unlock-protocol.com/static/unlock.1.0.min.js";
sc.parentNode.insertBefore(js, sc); }(document, "script"));
</script>

2. Configure the display of the paywall component:

var unlockProtocolConfig = {
locks: {
'0xabc': { // 0xabc is the address of a lock.
name: 'Ad Free Experience'
}
},
icon: 'https://staging-app.unlock-protocol.com/static/images/svg/default.svg',
callToAction: {
default: 'Remove the ads from this page with a Key'
}
}

Further configuration details are provided in the Configure the Lock section of the documentation.

3. Add an event handler to capture the change of state between locked and unlocked; rendering ad components when relevant.

window.addEventListener('unlockProtocol', function(e) {
var state = e.detail
if(state === 'locked' ){
// load ad rendering component here
} else {
// Current visitor is a member
}
})

While some tailoring may be required for your specific use case, this should provide a starting point towards utilizing the Unlock Protocol to provide your members with an Ad Free experience.