Couple of days back one of my client contacted me and asked me to disable right click on his site. When I asked him the reasons, he told me he is tired of cope paste bloggers. I informed him about plagiarism and how he can file DMCA against them. Or is these blogs are using auto RSS blogs, you can offer partial feeds instead of complete feed. Though he still wanted to disable right click and copy of text.
Since his blog post is being copied by 100 of forums, I believe it’s still a good idea to disable right click as it might reduce the number of copied posts. Here I’m talking about a plug and play WordPress plugin named as WP-Copyright-Protection. When you install and activate this plugin, clear your cache and you will see that you can’t select text or right click on your site.
This plugin doesn’t come with any configuration panel and it’s simple install and activate and plugin will start working on your site. Though I would suggest, use this plugin when you are in complete need as disabling right click or selection of text detorates user experience.
You can download Wp-Copyright-protection plugin from official plugin repo.
Anyways, I would love to know your opinion on disabling right click or text selection in WordPress. What do you think, if a Webmaster should enable such features? Is it going to give a bad reader experience? If you have enabled disable right click option in the past, do let us know which method did you used and what was your reasons for enabling it?