email encryption in sidebar - blogroll (3 posts)

  1. webmystery
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've found the blogroll to be a convenient pace to link email addresses for people, but it doesn't look like any of the anti spam-bot plugins are effective in the sidebar - they only seem to work in the main pages any suggestions (besides writing my own plugin).

    Thanks, Gretchen

  2. Pinoy.ca
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Email obfuscation is always limited -- well-designed spambots can defeat them.

    That said, instead of posting mailto:google@google.com as the URL in your blogroll, you can use decimal ISO encoding


    or octal


    or hex

  3. webmystery
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks, I tried that, as well as a more robust javascript. When you then view the source code of the actual page you'll see that the PHP translated it back to a regular 'mailto:soandso@suchandsuch.com' string.

    I've resorted to a contact page with a form plugin for now, but I'd like to be able to post a blogroll of email contacts that isn't a big bowl of spambot food.

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