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Masking Your Email from Spammers with WordPress + PHP

Overview

If you are on WordPress, you can consider using the built-in antispambot() function to encode your email address. The function will encode the characters in your address to their HTML character entity (the letter a becomes a and the @ symbol becomes @) though they will render correctly in the browser.

<?php echo antispambot("john@abc.com"); ?>

This will result in the email address being displayed on your website in a readable format.

However, the bots that are trying to harvest email from your HTML source will see html codes that do not display as a readable email address.

How to Accomplish This


Here is one way to accomplish the above.
  1. Install the WordPress plugin "Shortcode EXEC PHP".  This will allow you to create your own custom shortcodes that contain PHP code.

  2. After installing Shortcode EXEC PHP, create your 5 PHP code snippet by navigating to tools >> Shortcode EXEC PHP in WordPress

  3. Enter the PHP code to use the built-in antispambot function

    echo antispambot("john@abc.com");

    Note: When using Shortcode EXEC PHP, you do not need to include the <?php beggining and ?> end tags.

  4. Name your new shortcode

    Example [myemailaddress]

  5. You can now edit the page where you would like the email address to appear --simply adding the shortcode [myemailaddress] to the page.
Your email address will now be visible on the page.


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