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How to Disable Copying Functionalities on Your WordPress Blog to Protect your Contents

Blogging is becoming more interesting and lucrative as a result, more people are going into it. Hence, there is need to protect the contents of your blogs. WordPress is a popular platform that enables intending bloggers to set up, own and manage their blogs.

Many people are developing interests in blogging because it’s now lucrative, hence, that’s why there’s a need to properly safeguard the contents of our blogs.

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Furthermore, these copycats steal your blog’s contents and use them to develop theirs – so, there is a need to disable copying functionalities on your WordPress blog which enable these copycats copy the contents of your blog.

This short piece will focus on step-by-step procedure on how to disable copying functionalities on your WordPress blog so as to guard the contents against theft.

To disable copying functionalities on your WordPress blog, you have to disable right-click and other functionalities.

How to Disable Functionality Copy on your Blog

There are many WordPress plugins that can be used to achieve this and they include Feed delay, Blog Protector, Copyright notice, Tynt Insight for WordPress, and WP Content Copy Protection. All the plugins mentioned could be used for this purpose, all you need do is to select one and follow the outlined procedure.
So, to disable copying functionalities on your WordPress blog, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your WordPress admin dashboard and click on activate WP Content Copy Protection
  2. Go to Add New under plugins
  3. Search, download and install WP-Copyright-
    Protection plugin at download link WP Copyright Protection
  4. Select the contents to disable (like disable image dragging, disable text selection, disable right-clicking, etc.)
  5. Save the settings
  6. Click on update
  7. Clear your cache memory
  8. After this, you will notice that you will neither be able to right-click nor select text on your blog. Note that the plugin doesn’t require you to configure it before it starts working, just go to Settings and select the parts you wish to protect from copycats. It works well and helps to protect blogs against theft. Apart disabling your select and copy functionalities, the plugin also disables CTRL + S, CTRL + V, and CTRL + A. You can also enable or disable CSS protection.

Warning: Copyright protection plugins often disable other functionalities. Therefore, you should ensure it doesn’t disable important functionalities before installation else you don’t activate it. For example, WP Content Copy Protection may just disable your drop-down menus. This is one precaution you have to note before installing the plugin if you wish to disable copying functionalities on your WordPress blog.

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In summary, there are many bloggers (copycats) who derive pleasure in stealing other bloggers’ contents – text and images.

So, you should make effort toward guarding against your blog’s contents being stolen. Remember that you must activate the plugin before it starts working and carefully select the functionalities you which to disable.

Also, you will notice that the plugin has no effect on your SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Most bloggers don’t have a problem with people copying the content of the blogs because they believe they will scare away their potential clients when they protect the contents of their blog, but if you wish to protect your blog’s content, just follow the outlined steps on how to disable copying functionalities on your WordPress blog, and trust me, you will be glad you did.

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Ifeanyi Nwaokorie

Ifeanyi Nwokorie is a Business Analyst and Content Developer at InfoGuideNIgeria.com. InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Ibanga. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Ibanga. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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