Workshop: Token gating content using Unlock Protocol

Workshop: Token gating content using Unlock Protocol
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Note: The resource above offers an in-depth explanation on the information summarized below.


Unlock Protocol is a system for creating blockchain-based memberships using ERC 721 compliant NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). The protocol is designed to offer a variety of features including subscriptions, event ticketing, token gating, and more.

What is Token Gating?

Token gating involves restricting access to digital or physical resources based on a specific cryptographic token. In Unlock Protocol, this is achieved using ERC 721s.

Key Use Cases of Unlock Protocol

  1. Event Ticketing
  2. Subscriptions
  3. Time-based Memberships
  4. Certification and Credentials
  5. Digital Collectibles

The Unlock Contracts

The Unlock Protocol consists of two core contracts - unlock.sol and publicLock.sol.

  • unlock.sol is a factory contract that deploys locks and manages the Unlock discount token.
  • publicLock.sol is a template contract used by the factory to generate custom smart contracts.

Setting Up Unlock with Celo

To use Unlock Protocol on Celo, ensure the chain is set to 4220. This is the lock address for Unlock on the Celo network.

Creating a Lock

A lock can be created through the Unlock dashboard available on the website or directly at

  1. Choose ‘Celo’ from the drop-down menu of networks.
  2. Click the ‘Create Lock’ button.
  3. Fill in the required fields like lock name, time limit, token address, etc.
  4. Click ‘Create’ to finish setting up the lock.

Using Unlock Checkout

Unlock Checkout is a feature of the Unlock Protocol that generates a modal, which can be embedded in any webpage or used as a link. It facilitates a seamless payment process, allowing users to easily buy keys to access the token-gated content.

Unlock Protocol Tools

Unlock Protocol provides several tools, libraries, and plugins that ease the process of setting up and using token gating features. You can find these tools along with step-by-step guides for implementing them under the ‘Creator’ section of the Unlock website.

Token Gating Integrations

The Unlock Protocol supports several integrations that enable token gating in various applications. These include WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, and more.

Future Developments

The upcoming features for Unlock Protocol include cross-chain swaps and new gating options, enhancing the protocol’s versatility and utility.


The Unlock Protocol is a robust platform for token gating and access management on the blockchain. Its ease of use and versatility make it a valuable tool for creating blockchain-based memberships, ticketing systems, subscriptions, and more. As the protocol continues to grow and develop, it offers exciting new possibilities for token gating and beyond.

Remember to consult the documentation and take advantage of the community support via the Unlock Protocol Discord server if you run into any issues or have questions. The Unlock team is always ready and willing to help guide you through your journey with Unlock Protocol.