Protecting Your Content on WordPress.com

Originally posted on Lorelle on WordPress:

By Jonathan Bailey of Plagiarism Today

Users of the self-hosted version of WordPress have always had a lot of tools for protecting their site and their feeds. They have always had a variety of plugins for protecting content, including anti-scraping, content theft detection and much more.

Even the ability to edit themes and the core WordPress files has proved useful in some cases allowing users to replicate the effects of some of the more popular plugins without having to install them.

Users of WordPress.com, however, are much more limited in what they can do. With no plugins and limited ability to edit the site’s appearance or core files, they can’t use many of the tools that hosted WordPress users take for granted.

However, this is not to say that WordPress.com users are helpless, With a little bit of creativity, they can mimic the effects of many of the…

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