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[Resolved] MM-email2image not too useful, no?

  • I installed MM-email2image (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mm-email2image/) to “protect” email addresses, etc., from being auto-scraped off my blog (http://MarkKurowski.com).

    It works wonderfully, creating a tiny image from a text string. But here’s the problem: it does it “live” instead of beforehand. So the page source contains the actual text string!

    So, web experts out there, don’t the bots scrape the source of the page? It’s clever that humans won’t be able to select the text (because it’s an image), but it seems useless against automated scrapers, no?

    Thanks,
    –Mark

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  • Hm, I think you are right. I totaty forgot it. It will be solve in next version. I’ll try to encode e-mail address.

    Thank you.

    I think that problem is solved in version 0.1.2.

    Milan

    Thanks Milan!

    Except one thing. For me (example: http://markkurowski.com/contact/) the images are there, but the letter color is WHITE instead of black, so nobody can see the images (because my page background is white). Is that something you can fix on your end? Or is that a php/mysql thing I need to change?

    Thanks again!
    –Mark

    Ahah….I just saw in your e2i.php file that you had the line of code:
    $color = imagecolorallocate($img, 255, 255, 255);
    which makes sense on your own site (white text, black background)!!

    So I changed it to give me black text:
    $color = imagecolorallocate($img, 0, 0, 0);
    and it works perfectly.

    Thanks for your working on this!

    –Mark

    The possibility to easily change color, font and size of text in the image is first on my “to-do” list.

    Thnaks your using it an nice suggestions

    Milan

    I see you added the options….very very nice!!

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