If you want to know about hotlinking, here is more info and resources :
- Inline linking – ( hotlinking, leeching, piggy-backing, direct linking, offsite image grabs, bandwidth theft)
- Copyright aspects of hyperlinking and framing
Now you know how stop image hotlinking and bandwidth theft and why you should be and protect your images … because hotlink images is theft !
what you can do with this plugin:
- defines a list of other sites (referrer) that are allowed to display images from your site.
- defines a list of search engines or bots that are allowed to access/crawl the real images
- Plugin uses htaccess rewrite rulse, so you must have rewrites enabled (permalinks) in order to use this plugin, otherwise WP-PICShield not working. In fact it is absolutely necessary to use PHP version 5+ and GD library.
Feature, advantages and configuration options:
- Served files from cache, for faster response
- Anti-IFRAME Protection, make sure that your site content is not displayed embed in another website (a.k.a bing search images result)
- Custom image transprency value
- Custom PNG watermark filename
- Watermark over image custom position: top, center, bottom
- Custom Watermark image/opacity
- Write source host over images
- Send Hotlink Protection Signature in Images Header (optional, disabled by default)
- Redirect direct-link images from google images to: attachment template page or to single/gallery page (optional, enabled by default)
- Custom URL/Page link for “Not Found” images
- Maximum size in megapixels for protected files. Avoid memory errors for big files
- Protection against unauthorized requests
- Allow Online Translators (optional, enabled by default)
- Special image, dynamically generated, served as a warning to visitors with blank referer; Available for those who need it!
Very important, before use and install:
To use this wordpress plugin, you just need to get archive plugin from download page … is for free and with no obligation.
Printscreen from plugin settings
Google Images Search Engine
Bing Images Search Engine
Yahoo Images Searh Engine
Note: Using this plugin is at your own responsibility. We do not answer questions concerning your servers performance, security or otherwise.