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How to prevent hotlinking without destroying my website? (6 posts)

  1. crazlunatic
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi. The last time I enabled prevent hotlinking feature in my cpanel, I got 404 errors every second.

    How can I make sure this doesn't happen? My sites were in the exempt list.

    My host told me after re-enabling the feature, I have to recreate the .htaccess by deleting it and making a new one, and setting permissions to 640.

    But I don't trust them because they don't use WordPress as much as you guys. What is your advice on this?

  2. Len
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    An option I like is the Hotlink Protection Plugin. What is doesn't do is prevent hotlinking. What it does do is serve an alternate image. You can use the default image it comes with or create your own. (use your imagination here)

  3. Saurus
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Read THIS and implement.

  4. buddha trance
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Saurus, the link you gave was very helpful for other rules as well!

  5. Saurus
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My pleasure - I've posted that link in many questions before. As usual - people who don't immediately need info on .htaccess don't read and bookmark it:) It IS very helpful in many ways.

  6. ajita
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    And still, 10 months later, its useful as ever. Thanks.

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