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How to Add No Right Click on WordPress Images

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How to Add No Right Click on WordPress Images

Although there is no way to completely stop people from stealing images from your WordPress website, there are several things you can do to at least make it harder. One of those ways is to disable the context menu that pops up when people right click on your WordPress image. In this article we are going to show you how to add no right click (disable right click) on WordPress images.

First, download and install No Right Click Images Plugin. Once you have it installed there is nothing more you need to do. The plugin uses Javascript to remove the context menu so that no one can click on your WordPress images and save them. Of course, if someone really wants to steal your images then there is no way of stopping that but at least you can make it a little harder on them.

Download No Right Click Images Plugin.

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  1. Else says:

    Can’t wait to try it!

    @Ryan above, so I guess that means you are one of the ones who takes images? Who cares if it ANNOYS people?

    Comics are my job, and the more ways to stop them, the better. Most people are lazy, and won’t go further when they can’t right click. This includes teachers & students, about half my traffic, because they want to steal everything and pay for nothing.

    My answer to why big blogs don’t use this: because they ignore copyright & fair use. They SHOULD use this.

    Can I ask how to do what Paresh suggested, add a transparent png to the image?

  2. Paresh Khatri says:

    There is another way to make it harder for the users to download images from your site similar to Flickr…. :) Put transparent png or gif images and you are done

  3. Ryan Lee Ball says:

    I’ve never liked the idea of disabling browser functionality – it annoys people. If someone really want to download your photos they will – either via a browser plugin, Google image search or screen grabs. You can’t stop it.

  4. Keith Davis says:

    Hi Guys
    Thanks for the heads up on a useful plugin.

    I’m not bothered about people stealing my images, but what about hot linking?
    How about a post on that?

    • Editorial Staff says:

      Hotlinking is a huge topic. It requires proper .htaccess rules otherwise you end up screwing up your site.

      • Keith Davis says:

        Too true… I did mess with my .htaccess some time ago and caused a few problems.
        Had to give up eventually and restore the old .htaccess.

        Are you guys doing a post on the comment system you have set up?
        I like the look and the idea of integrating twitter and facebook.

    • Nino Blasco says:

      Yes, you’re right hotlinking is really a problem.
      Possible that on wordpress there is still a solution?
      Well, word to the experts.

      • Editorial Staff says:

        Hotlinking solutions are mostly server ended rather than platform based. You have to block server requests using .htaccess file. Then when you factor in CDN, it gets even more complex. So many scenario’s its hard to cover them.

  5. Ahmad Awais says:

    Using this plugin can increase the pageload time I guess?
    Other question is why don’t most of the big blogs don’t use such stuff?

    • Editorial Staff says:

      The load time increase would not be significant. This is pretty annoying that is why most big blogs dont’ use it. The only reason we wrote it about was because a user asked for it.

      • Ahmad Awais says:

        Can I get information on how the Share & Comment bar slides on your single.php

        • Editorial Staff says:

          Just one of the many custom codes that we haven’t gotten around to sharing yet. The main reason why we don’t share this type of information is because it involves more CSS than anything else. People are very un-original. If we post a CSS code, they will implement it as-is. This causes hundreds of sites to look the exact same. Hope you understand.

      • Ahmad Awais says:

        That is quite a good one.Well it looks great.

  6. Pardeep says:

    Nice plugin sir thanx

  7. Ankur says:

    Good option but easy to crack. Simple way is to use your site logo or watermark so that it cannot be reused, even if it does, you get the publicity.

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