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Email Obfuscate Shortcode

Obfuscate your email address or other sensitive information with a shortcode to prevent spam and automated harvesting of data.

How does this plugin prevent my email address or other personal information from being harvested?

Email Obfuscate Shortcode converts your email address into JavaScript-based snippet. This makes the address unreadable to the vast majority of email harvesting techniques.

What browsers is this plugin compatible with?

Internet Explorer 6 and up, any Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera version.

How do you obfuscate information other than email addresses?

To obfuscate phone numbers, names and other sensitive information, pass the parameter linkable="0". This will print anything you put in the "email" field as text onto your page, fully protected.

Will people without JavaScript see my email address?

People without JavaScript will see a placeholder message urging them to enable JavaScript. The current placeholder message reads: "Please enable JavaScript to see this field."

You can customize this message by passing the noscript_message="" parameter to the shortcode.

Is the solution bulletproof?

This protection has been proven very effective. However it is theoretically possible to harvest the email address if you run a real browser that resolves javascript (Selenium, Mechanical Turk workers etc.)

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.3
Last Updated: 7 months ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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