Content Mask

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Embed Any Content† Into Your WordPress Website

Content Mask allows you to embed any external content onto your own WordPress Pages, Posts, and Custom Post Types. The end result is fairly similar to setting up a Domain Mask, but the content is embedded into the front end of your website and is fully contained inside your WordPress permalink ecosystem.

Example: If you built a landing page on landing-page-builder.com/your-landing-page/, you can simply create a new Page on your website at your-site.com/landing-page/ and paste in the URL of your landing page. The Content Mask plugin will then download and cache of copy of your landing page directly on your website, so any visitors that come to your-site.com/landing-page/ will see the landing page you built. This allows you to keep all of your links integrated into your WordPress Website.

† Do not use Content Mask to embed any content that you do not own or do not otherwise have license to share, embed, frame, or distribute.

Simple 2-Step UI

With a simple 2-Step UI, you can embed any external content into your website without any complicated URL Forwarding, DNS Records, or .htaccess rules to mess with.

  1. Just enable the Content Mask on any Page, Post, or Custom Post type by clicking on the check mark.

  2. Then put in the URL that contains the content you want to embed.

It’s that simple!

Powerful Embedding and Redirect Options

  • Using the Download method (default) will fetch the content from the Content Mask URL, cache it on your website, and replace the current page request with that content. By default, this cache lasts 4 hours – but it can be changed anywhere from „Never Cache“ all the way up to „Cache for 4 Weeks“. Caching prevents the need for additional requests that slow down your site.

  • Using the Iframe method will replace the current page request with a full width/height, frameless iframe containing the host URL. This method is ideal if the URL you want to embed won’t serve scripts, styles, or images to other URLs or IP Addresses. If you use the Download Method, and links or images look broken, you can try the Iframe method instead.

  • Using the Redirect (301) method will simply redirect the visitor to the host URL.

Simple Integrated Vistor Tracking

In the Content Mask admin panel, you can enable tracking for Content Masked pages. This will allow you to see how many visitors are viewing these links. This is ideal for when you need to track acquisition, such as on a Landing Page.

  • [Views] shows how many times that Content Mask page has been viewed by anybody (even logged in users)
  • [Non-User] shows how many times it’s been viewed by visitors that are not logged in to the website.
  • [Unique] shows how many times it’s been viewed by unique IP addresses. Note: IP addresses are one-way hashed and are not identifiable in any way.

Creating a Content Masked Page

Using the Content Mask Admin Panel

Notes:

  • Do NOT use Content Mask on any content you aren’t explicitly authorized to share or use. Please confirm you’re allowed to utilize and embed the content before embedding any particular URL.

  • Content embedded using the Download method is cached using the WordPress Transients API for 4 hours by default. If the content on the external URL is updated and you would like a fresh copy, you may just click the „Update“ button on the Page, Post, or Custom Post Type to refresh the transient, or click the „Refresh“ link in the Content Mask Admin panel. You may also change the cache expiration timer per page anywhere from „Never“ to „4 weeks“.

  • You may use the Transients Manager plugin to manage transients stored with the Download method. All Content Mask related transients contain the prefix „content_mask-“ plus a stripped version of the Content Mask URL, such as „content_mask-httpxhynkcom“.

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Screenshots

  • Enable the Content Mask with the Checkmark - Put in the URL of the content you would like to embed. Done! Optionally, choose a different method (Download, Iframe, or Redirect). If using the download method, you may also change the cache duration from never up to 4 weeks (you may refresh the cache at any point manually).
  • The Content Mask Admin Panel shows a list of all Content Mask pages/posts and their current settings. Quickly enable or disable the Content Mask with a single click on the Method icon. The cache may also be refreshed from this page. You may also enabled/disabled Vistor Tracking that shows how many times each Content Masked page has been viewed. Only pages/posts that the current user can edit are displayed.
  • The regular WordPress page content, without Content Mask on.
  • The same WordPress page with Content Mask enabled and set to https://example.com/. You can see the URL has remained the same but the content has been entirely replaced (on the front end only) by the content from https://example.com/

Installation

  1. Upload the content-mask folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

  2. Activate the „Content Mask“ plugin.

How to Use:

  1. Edit (or Add) a Page, Post, or Custom Post Type.

  2. Underneath the page editor, find the „Content Mask Settings“ metabox.

  3. Click the Checkmark on the left to enable Content Mask.

  4. Paste a URL in the Content Mask URL field.

  5. Choose a method: Download, Iframe, or Redirect (301).

  6. Update (or Publish) the Page, Post or Custom Post Type.

  7. That’s all! When a user visits that Page, Post or Custom Post Type, they will instead see the content from the URL you have put in the Content Mask URL field.

FAQ

I made changes to my Masked Page, and they’re not showing up on my website

Content Mask caches the masked page to your website. Click „Update“ to resave the page, or click the „Refresh Transient“ from the Content Mask admin page. If that doesn’t work, you can add a query string to the Masked URL, such as https://example.com?1 and Content Mask will fetch a new copy.

Can I send custom headers with the Download Method

No. If this is a feature you would like implemented, please contact me.

Can You Show the Header/Footer on Content Masked Pages?

No. This is because of how page requests are processed. Using Content Mask will override the entire page content on the front end.

Can I Embed Multiple URLs on One Page?

No. There’s not currently a way to embed multiple URLs onto a single page. You can embed one URL on one page.

Will Content Mask Overwrite My Page Content?

No. Content Mask does not permanently alter anything on your website. The embedded content is only shown on the front-end. When you turn off Content Mask, any page content you had in the editor will still be there.

Something Isn’t Loading With the Download Method

Some websites „whitelist“ IP addresses or domains for scripts, images, and files to be accessed from. If that’s the case, try using the iframe method instead.

Something Isn’t Loading with the Iframe Method

Some websites don’t allow themselves to be iframed at all. Please reach out to the webmaster for the content you wish to iframe.

Links Aren’t Working with the Iframe Method

If your website is secured (with https://), make sure any links on the iframed page are secure as well, as most modern browsers don’t allow insecure content (http://) to be loaded into a secure page or iframe.

Rezensionen

27. Juli 2018
I just got the plugin and it does all that I was looking for! I tried to find a solution to my problem for hours, and then I stumbled upon this plugin. Amazing. Also, the support is awesome! I noticed a small bug, and he quickly updated it. Most definitely recommend it. Thank you!
15. Juni 2018
This works seamlessly and the developer is extremely responsive. You can tell he cares about his products.
29. Mai 2018
This plug is wonderful! It works efficiently and saved me from custom coding, subdirectories, DNS changes, and more. I'm usually reluctant donate to plugins, but for this one I was more than happy to do so!
10. April 2018
Okay I am officially in love with this plugin. I've searched this for like literally over a month now and your plugin helped me. Thank you SO SO SO SO MUCH FOR THIS PLUGIN 🙂
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Änderungsprotokoll

1.8.0.1

  • Fixed an issue where Error Reporting was turned on for the entire site after updating

1.8.0

  • Introduced a method to easily create new content masks from the Content Mask admin panel.
  • Content Mask has partnered with WhirLocal to embed Landing Pages and other content. A link to sign up for a FREE account has been added to the admin panel.