WordPress Plugin to Protect Image Hotlinking – Save Bandwidth

Image hot links wordpress plugin

WordPress Plugin to Protect Image Hotlinking . It is most ofter happens people use images of our sites without our permission. Image hotlinking not only waste bandwidth but also increase load on sever. So it is very possible that bandwidth limit of your site end before the time and over load may cause of your site down. You can stop image hotlinking using .htaccess approach or my web control panel, but it didn’t work because but using this method images weren’t visible for RSS Readers. To stop spam blogs, forums, etc here is “wordpress Images Hotlink protection plugin”  written by Lim Dul. This plugin prevent image hotlinking. It is very easy to install and configure. This images protection plugin will blocks image hotlinking by displaying this following image by default. You can set default image, that will be display when some hotlink to your site.

How WordPress Hotlink protection plugin works:

  • Referrer check if someone requests an image from your blog.
  • If the referrer is not empty and not your blog the request is redirected to an information image
  • The image urls in the feed are replaced by an alternate url. This url is not protected by a referrer check so online feed readers get the image

What WordPress Hotlink Protection plugin doesn’t do:

  • It doesn’t protect the images in the feed. So hotlinking the image urls from the feed is possible. But in my opinion it is nearly impossible to protect this images without breaking some online feed readers.
  • It doesn’t prevent someone from downloading your images and placing them on their own webspace.

Download WordPress Images Hotlink Protection plugin

Comments (3)
  • Habibies

    November 13, 2010

    Great to know that and thank’s for share

  • Shelly

    February 25, 2011

    Thanks, this is just what I need!

  • R_S

    May 23, 2011

    the plugin URL is not working, please if you have the plugin tell me where else i can find it. because i found a site stealing all my website posts and i want to use this protection

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