No Right Click Images Plugin
Don't listen to the nay-sayers but be aware of 'view source' (5 posts)

  1. demonboy
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WordPress forums are full of unsympathetic moderators who tell you 'if you don't want your work stolen, don't post it up' type advice. They are not photographers. I am and I want to display my portfolio without watermarks.

    Whilst we have to understand that there are always ways around image theft, there is nothing wrong with putting off 80% of the leechers, and this plugin does that well. More importantly, it doesn't disable all right-click features of a browser, so it won't annoy the innocent users of your website.

    What I like is the ability to display a replacement image when a user right-clicks. This gives you the opportunity to use a copyright statement when they attempt to right-click.

    One of the problems, however, is the user's ability to right-click to 'view source', where they'll find the direct link to the image which, when clicking on it, opens up in a new window, ready to be stolen. The plugin makes reference to this:

    If you have uploaded your images to WordPress so that the images from the gallery can be opened in their own window, then this plugin will not work on the clicked image. Always upload images using FTP and insert the image via URL with no link to the image other than the IMG tag.

    But that does not get round this problem. Whilst the average internet user probably doesn't use Inspector or Firebug, many will know how to check the source and find the image. If the plugin could circumvent this problem I would pay for a Pro version, but I appreciate this may never happen!

  2. finaldeveloper
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are ways to make it more difficult for people who view your source code to look at your original images.

    You can read about that here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6157282/using-htaccess-how-to-restrict-seeing-directory-contents-but-allow-server-to-u

  3. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you ever checked your temporary Internet files? Disabling right click is not just annoying, the whole concept is wrong. It's a misunderstanding on the way you think the Internet works.

    The Internet has already distributed your images to someone else's computer, that's how that person views those images.

    This isn't controversial, it's not an opinion. It is a harsh fact that you need to face up to if you want to actually protect your content. That is a definitive reason not to put content that you don't want distributed on the Internet. Deny that and you can go back to the arguments of not everyone knows how to use Firebug... and you've missed the point completely.

  4. demonboy
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Andrew, should I be taking umbrage at your use of seemingly accusatory terms such as:

    It's a misunderstanding on the way you think the Internet works

    It is a harsh fact that you need to face up to if you want to actually protect your content.


    you've missed the point completely.


    Whilst I agree with your sentiment, that in order to stop theft of images the only way is not to post them in the first place, and bearing in mind this review was written some time ago (I no longer use the plugin), I do not take kindly to being spoken at like a child. I especially do not appreciate being spoken to in this way by a forum moderator, and I wouldn't have thought the developer of this plugin would appreciate it either.

    I sincerely hope I have misunderstood your words; if I have, I apologise. If not, I suggest you apply a bit more diplomacy with your use of the English language when conversing with WordPress users in future.

  5. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I apologise for writing in that tone, but note that it was provoked by the thread title followed by the reference to moderators. Let's both agree not to make personal remarks in future.

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