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09/21/2015 at 11:51 am #347543
On the following page:
… I’d like to display the first name and last name in place of the email address. (to help reduce spam) I thought perhaps I could use a shortcode like:
But that doesn’t seem to work.
To be clear, I’m not asking about encoding the email address… that’s something best left to a different plugin.
Thanks!09/21/2015 at 1:10 pm #347552
re: I’d like to display the first name and last name in place of the email address. (to help reduce spam)
Using text instead of displaying the email address does not have any effect on email harvesting bots. They can simply parse the mailto attribute which also stores the email address but is not visible to the user.
If you really want to protect the email addresses, you need the ROT13 Email Encryption extension. This is also something that can be done with third party plugins as you mention, but they may or may not work on the email addresses displayed by Connections. It really depends on their implementation. The methods used by the ROT13 Email Encryption extension leaves the email address prefectly user readable and accessible while preventing bots from easily scaping them.
Alternatively, there is the Contact extension. The emails address are not displayed at all and is replaced by a contact form accessible from the entry’s profile/details page.
Another option is to make email addresses private, that way only users logged on to your site can view email addresses.
Hope that helps!09/21/2015 at 1:45 pm #347562
Thanks Steve. With our all your recent help, our directory is finally LIVE!09/21/2015 at 3:40 pm #347585
Great to hear! if I may… Which plugin are you using to encrypt the email addresses?
Also, if you have a moment, I would truly appreciate a review as they really do make a difference. Many thanks in advance.09/22/2015 at 9:28 am #347743
I’m using “Email Encoder Bundle.” There were many options, but this one had positive reviews and a lot of installs, so I figured it was a safe choice. I don’t know that it’s any better than other choices to be honest.09/22/2015 at 9:53 am #347752
Nice plugin! Thanks for sharing!
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