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Blocking View Source On the Store


linder60

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Hi Everyone,

I found out someone stole one of my pictures to use on their blog website as a background for there webpage, made my day !

So anyway I for now changed the picture name and checked and my picture is no longer on their site. I did a view source on their page and saw the url for my picture image on their site ! People got some nerve.

Anyway, I found a script to paste onto the pages to block the right click function. I did it for my index.php file and it worked like a charm, do I have to do this for every page on my store site and I also have a website that links to the store, do I have to add the script to each page there as well. Sounds like alot of work, Its worth it, but was just wondering if there might be someway thats just a tad bit easier ?? :blush:

 

Thanks for any advice, have a good one.

 

Linda

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Hi Everyone,

I found out someone stole one of my pictures to use on their blog website as a background for there webpage, made my day !

So anyway I for now changed the picture name and checked and my picture is no longer on their site. I did a view source on their page and saw the url for my picture image on their site ! People got some nerve.

Anyway, I found a script to paste onto the pages to block the right click function. I did it for my index.php file and it worked like a charm, do I have to do this for every page on my store site and I also have a website that links to the store, do I have to add the script to each page there as well. Sounds like alot of work, Its worth it, but was just wondering if there might be someway thats just a tad bit easier ??  :blush:

 

Thanks for any advice, have a good one.

 

Linda

 

disabling the right-click doesn't prevent people from linking to the picture directly nor does it prevent them for getting a copy. all you have to do is a "file-save" within the broswer which will save the whole page including all the pictures.... there is not much you can do except watermark your pictures.

 

depending on the host package you have, you might be able to prevent others from linking by using a feature called "hotlink protection". if you have cpanel to your host, do yourself a favor and look it up!

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disabling the right-click doesn't prevent people from linking to the picture directly nor does it prevent them for getting a copy. all you have to do is a "file-save" within the broswer which will save the whole page including all the pictures.... there is not much you can do except watermark your pictures.

 

depending on the host package you have, you might be able to prevent others from linking by using a feature called "hotlink protection". if you have cpanel to your host, do yourself a favor and look it up!

 

I do have cpanel, I'll check into hotlink protection. I was more concerned with the view source and them linking to my url because they would be tapping into my bandwidth, thats my main concern, not the actual picture being on someone elses site but the fact they are using the URL and using my hosting space that I'm paying for.

Thanks for the advice and info carrerarod !

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disabling the right-click doesn't prevent people from linking to the picture directly nor does it prevent them for getting a copy. all you have to do is a "file-save" within the broswer which will save the whole page including all the pictures.... there is not much you can do except watermark your pictures.

 

depending on the host package you have, you might be able to prevent others from linking by using a feature called "hotlink protection". if you have cpanel to your host, do yourself a favor and look it up!

 

Carrerarod,

I have hotlink protection and I enabled it in cpanel. One more question for you, not if but when they discover that I changed the image name and try to steal it again, what by chance will show up on their screen, will they get some type of message, or will they just get the annoying box with the red x in it ??

I was also thinking about notifiying their isp regarding this issue but figured instead of going back and forth with them, to just try and alleviate the problem at my end.

When I looked at the site, its some 17 yr old girl in California with a blog. No Scrupples !! Thanks for the help and have a good night or day which ever the case may be. Thanks again

Linda

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Carrerarod,

I have hotlink protection and I enabled it in cpanel. One more question for you, not if but when they discover that I changed the image name and try to steal it again, what by chance will show up on their screen, will they get some type of message, or will they just get the annoying box with the red x in it ??

I was also thinking about notifiying their isp regarding this issue but figured instead of going back and forth with them, to just try and alleviate the problem at my end.

When I looked at the site, its some 17 yr old girl in California with a blog. No Scrupples !! Thanks for the help and have a good night or day which ever the case may be. Thanks again

Linda

 

I should've mentioned that I had mixed results in using hotlink protection. Not because it doesn't work, just because of the way I do business. I have since stopped using it.

 

If someone from another site linked to your graphics they should get the red X. I had read somewhere once upon a time that you could configure it to shove a customized message but never pursued it.

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One thing you might want to keep in mind, is when someone steals your image, and usues your url as the link source, it counts as a backlink to your site. And if their website has a decent PR Ranking, it can actually help your own PR ranking.

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One thing you might want to keep in mind, is when someone steals your image, and usues your url as the link source, it counts as a backlink to your site. And if their website has a decent PR Ranking, it can actually help your own PR ranking.

 

exactly one of the reasons I stopped using it. The benefit of the backlinks FAR out-weighed the small cost of getting more bandwidth from my host.

 

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