This plugin lets you use a shortcode to automatically generate ‘cloaked’ email addresses in your content.
What is cloaking?
Take an email address like email@example.com. If that was to appear on one of your posts/pages, it could easily be ‘scraped’ or ‘harvested’ automatically to add that email address to a spam list of some sort. Cloaking is all about making that harder to do.
How does this plugin do its cloaking?
They will see the strange format (“barack -at- whitehouse -dot- gov”). You can include a footnote using a custom short code [emailnojs] which will explain the strange format, if you wish to cater for that tiny minority of visitors.
This plugin uses the GPLv3 license.
There are 2 ways of installation. If your setup supports it, you can search for the plugin, by name, within your WordPress control panel, and install it from there.
Alternatively, you download the .zip file, unzip it, and copy the resultant
email-js-cloak folder to the
wp-content/plugins/ folder of your WordPress instaltion folder.
There are no FAQs at this time. Feel free to suggest some!
Contributors & Developers
Interested in development?
- Version 1.03 – Fix PHP callback warning (thanks to Simon Schaller).
- Version 1.02 – Confirm compatibility with WordPress v4.0.
- Version 1.01 – Remove debug code (affects earlier MSIE versions).
- Version 1.00 – Initial release.