Hello, welcome to this introduction of the WP Mailto Links Plugin. With this plugin you can protect all email addresses and email links on your website.
Why do you need to protect them?
Well there are lots of spambots scanning the internet looking for email addresses. They collect them and use them for spamming purpuses. So when you have email addresses on your WordPress site and want to protect them from these spambots, you could for example use this plugin.
How does it work?
When you have an email link on your site, like this, the code behind it will look like this. This is the html code. The browser can read the HTML code and shows the page.
The code of the email link contains the email address, even twice. When the Mailto Links plugin is activated, this code will be replaced by this code. It’s a little longer, but you cannot see the email address anymore. It’s completely obfuscated.
And that’s how the email addresses will be encrypted and protected from spambots.
- Protect mailto links automatically
- Protect plain email addresses or convert them to mailto links
- Protect RSS feed
- Set icon for all mailto links, also supports Font Awesome Icons and Dashicons
- Use of shortcode [wpml_mailto]
- Use of template tags wpml_mailto() and wpml_filter()
Easy to use
The WPML plugin works out-of-the-box. After activating the plugin all options are already set for protecting your emails and mailto links. Optionally you can also set some style options, like adding an icon.
- PHP version 5.3 or up
- WordPress version 3.8 or up