Are you fed up with having your content lifted from your site and used without your permission or without the credit you deserve? So was I and although I used COPYSCAPE to tell me who was swiping it, I went in search of an easy to install and implement tool to help me take control.
I have found and tried 3 Anti-copy plugins which can address this issue on some level. Although I only site three such plugins, a search of the WordPress Plugins directory indicates that there are at least 44 related plugins.
Here are the three that I tested on my sites before settling on one.
- No Copy – prevents visitors the context menu (right click) on your blog. Although there are many means to copy a site without using the context menu, this plugin helps to remove the simply right click, copy and paste capability.
- Copy Right Pro – a free version of Wp-Copyrightpro plug-in helps prevent the copying of texts and images from your blog. With the simply installation of this plugin, your content will be protected. The developer acknowledges that this is not a complete solution, but says it will prevent about 90% of attempts to copy your contents.
- MHR Custom Anti Copy – protects your content from being copied and pasted using the usual right click. Additionally it prevents the highlight and selection of words and images.
Although any of these should meet your needs, I recommend and personally use MHR Custom Anti Copy, which works on pages and posts, to protect my content. It is easy to install and has some simple but powerful custom settings. You can protect a single page/post or overall pages or, with short-codes you can protect a single page or post that you want to protect. The part I like the most is that everything can be done with a few simple steps.
To see this plugin, MHR Custom Anti Copy, in action, you can attempt to highlight and copy then past content from my any of these two websites:
Although some sites welcome the use of their content via copying and pasting, many website owners do not and these plugins make it easier to manage your preference to do so.
NB: One way to encourage the “legal” or “fair” sharing of your content is to use the Link To This Page plugin seen at the end of this article.