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Configurable Hotlink Protection

Description

Save bandwidth by easily blocking links to video, audio, and other files from unapproved 3rd-party sites.

Features

  • Choose from a list of common file extensions and include your own
  • Allow linking from multiple authorized websites
  • Selectively control direct linking
  • Generate the rules for your .htaccess file with minimal effort

This plugin modifies the site’s .htaccess file and requires mod_rewrite or compatible modules like ISAPI_rewrite for IIS.

Notes

This plugin was inspired by the Hotlink Protection plugin. There was a need for a more flexible implementation and so this plugin was created.

Screenshots

  • The settings screen for version 0.1

Installation

For most, the built-in plugin installation system for WordPress will be all you need.
Alternately, uploading the zip file to the installer should also work. For those who prefer manual installation:

  1. Unzip configurable-hotlink-protection.zip and upload the contents into the /wp-content/plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure options under Settings -> Hotlink Protection

FAQ

  • Ask questions and we’ll try to answer them.

Contributors & Developers

“Configurable Hotlink Protection” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.2

  • Settings page layout improvements
  • Added screenshot

0.1

  • Initial release