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Digg Protector


The Digg Protector will protect your blog from suffering from the Digg effect. When writing a post, give the HTML image tags a “protect” attribute to protect them. This means that when visitors from Digg come, they will be shown the image in the “protect” attribute. Otherwise, if they are not from Digg, they will be shown the image given in the “src” attribute. A basic HTML knowledge is recommended to use this plugin.

It is intended that this be used to reduce server load if a page on your site is Digged. It is intended that you give a locally-hosted image in the “src” attribute, and a remotely-hosted image in the “protect” attribute, so the Diggers won’t be loading all the images from your server.


  1. Upload ‘digg-protector.php’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Edit the source code of your posts, and add a “protect” attribute to any tag that you want to protect from the Digg effect.
  4. Save the posts, and it’s done!


What is an attribute? I’m confused.

As said earlier, it is recommended to have at least a basic amount of HTML knowledge. You can read W3School’s article about it, which may help improve your understanding.

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