Want to disable right-click on WordPress to protect your content? ?
Content theft has been around since the beginning of the internet. Whether you have a content-heavy website or an image-heavy site, your online properties can be stolen with just a click.
Fortunately, you can try to prevent this from happening by disabling right-click on your WordPress website. In this guide, you will learn how to do just that with the help of a plugin.
⌛ We’ll start with a quick discussion of the pros and cons of this method. Then, we’ll dig into the step-by-step tutorial. If you want to jump straight to the tutorial, just click here.
Pros and cons of disabling right-click on WordPress
Before we get to the tutorial, it’s important to learn about the pros and cons of disabling right-click on your WordPress website. It’ll help you figure out whether disabling right-click is the right thing to do for your website.
It’s not uncommon to find a stolen piece of content ranking on the search engine while the original website is struggling to gain traction. By disabling the right-click you will deter thieves from stealing your content and images.
Removing right-click can also prevent the malicious practice of image hotlinking. It involves stealing your images and embedding them on a different website and using your server resources to display those images. This practice not only violates your copyright but also exhausts your server resources.
Probably the biggest downside of disabling the right-click is ruining your visitor experience. In DIY blogs like cooking and recipe sites, visitors like to copy content and save it or print it out. By disabling the right-click you are interfering with your site’s user experience.
Besides copy-pasting, visitors may right-click on your site to access a tool. For instance, when I right-click on a website, I do it carry out a quick Google search or turn off the ad-blocker or check the word count of a page or enable Natural Reader to read the paragraph aloud.
These are the pros and cons of disabling the right-click on your WordPress website.
In other words, it’s not a full-proof way of protecting your content. If someone is adamant about stealing your content, they will find a way. For instance, they can rewrite the content or take screenshots of your images to use them on their site.
That said, many people still want to disable right-click on WordPress because it does make stealing your content a bit harder, especially for non-technical content thieves.
How to disable right-click
This article was written by Sufia Banu and originally published on ThemeIsle Blog.