Email Address Encoder – WordPress plugin Free download

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Email Address Encoder

Description

A lightweight plugin that protects plain email addresses and mailto links from email-harvesting robots, by encoding them into decimal and hexadecimal entities. Has an effect on the posts, pages, comments, excerpts, text widgets and other filtered content. Works without JavaScript — just simple spam protection.

To see whether all your email addresses are properly protected, use the free page scanner tool.

Other content (like phone numbers) can be protected using [encode] shortcode:

[encode]+1 (555) 123-4567[/encode]

Premium Features

Full-page protection that catches all email addresses
Hardened protection using JavaScript and CSS techniques
Built-in plugin support for ACF, WooCommerce and many others

Check out the Premium version of Email Address Encoder.

Screenshots

Settings: Configure the plugin to your needs.
Protection: This is how email addresses will look like under the hood.
[Premium] Hardened protection: A preview of JavaScript and CSS based techniques

Installation

For detailed installation instructions, please read the standard installation procedure for WordPress plugins.

Upload the /email-address-encoder/ directory and its contents to /wp-content/plugins/.
Login to your WordPress installation and activate the plugin through the Plugins menu.
Use the “Page Scanner” under Settings -> Email Encoder to test if your email addresses are protected.

FAQ

What does this plugin do?

This plugin searches for email addresses using WordPress filters like the_content, widget_text and others. Found email addresses are encoded using decimal and hexadecimal HTML entities, which obfuscates the email addresses to protect it from being read by most email-harvesting robots.

Alternatively, you can use the [encode] shortcode: [encode]+1 (555) 123-4567[/encode]

How can I make sure the plugin works?

You can use the “Page Scanner” found under Settings -> Email Encoder to see whether all your email addresses are protected. Alternatively, you can manually look at the “page source” of your site.

Please note: Chrome’s Developer Tools, Safari’s Web Inspector and others automatically decode decimal and hexadecimal entities. You need to look at the “plain HTML source code”.

How can I filter other parts of my site?

This guide will help you encode all email addresses that aren’t caught.

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