How to Prevent Image Hotlinking in WordPress

How to Prevent Hotlinking in WordPress

Hotlinking is a very common but unethical practice on the Internet. It’s when another website uses your website’s images on their site, making your server load the image and taking up your bandwidth. And if you have any amount traffic on your website, you are most likely a victim of it yourself.

The technical term for hotlinking is inline linking but can also be known as leeching, direct linking, and offsite image grabbing.

Fortunately, there is a quick and easy way to prevent this from happening to your WordPress site. And as an added bonus, there’s a way to make your website profit off of these thieves. Let’s get right to it:

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