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WordPress Plugin for CopySafe Web Protection

Insert CopySafe Web images into WordPress using "shortcode".

This plugin enables the insertion of CopySafe Web encrypted images into WordPress posts and pages with "shortcode". The resulting embedded image object is supported in popular web browsers across all Windows computers from XP to the latest versions, which comprise of 92% of net users.
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  • Copy-protect images and all other web page content
  • Safe from Printscreen and all screen capture software
  • Encrypted images cannot be retrieved from browser cache
  • Domain-locked images cannot be used elsewhere
  • Encrypted images stored on the server are safe from your web host
  • Encrypted images cannot be saved or scraped

CopySafe Web can be easily added to any pages or posts created by WordPress. By adding a CopySafe Web encrypted image to a web page using this WordPress plugin, the object code and scripts to activate copy-protection are very much simplified.

How the WordPress CopySafe Plugin Works

When editing a page or post, click on the [C] icon above the HTML editor toolbar to insert the "shortcode", where the cursor was last placed in the text area. After uploading or selecting an existing image (from a previous upload), you can then nominate the security settings to use for the page or post. Different pages can use different security settings, for example, to allow the submission of web forms you may need to enable use of the keyboard.

 CaptureSafe  Enable protection from Print Screen and screen capture
 KeySafe  Disable use of the keyboard while the page is on display
 MenuSafe  Disable use of web browser menus (browser-dependent)
 RemoteSafe  Prevent computers using remote or virtual connection from access
 Border Frame  Add a border to the image nominating frame thickness and color 
 Hyperlink   Add a clickable link to the image and nominate target frame 

Default Settings for this WordPress Plugin

Default settings can be applied to all CopySafe Web pages and posts. Most useful for corporate networks and others who need to limit access to certain types of web browsers, the default settings page allows you to nominate which ones you want to allow. Any browsers not qualifying will be redirected. You can also select from 3 modes which can be changed at any time:
 Demo Mode  Allows use of the plugin without requiring a CopySafe Web license*
 Licensed  For users licensed to use the CopySafe Web software for encrypting images
 Debug Mode  Displays the HTML for object tag instead of displaying the image

* While the CopySafe Web WordPress Plugin is designed for use by CopySafe Web software users, it will add a layer of protection for the page even in "demo" mode. For example, in demo mode, you still have protection from right-mouse-click, drag-and-drop and also control which web browsers can access the page.

CopySafe Web Licensing

CopySafe Web software enables the encryption of images that invoke the CopySafe Web browser plugin when displayed to prevent Print Screen and screen capture. When such an image loads, it activates the plugin and when the user closes the page, the potential to copy is restored. To fully enjoy the protection of this solution, a domain license is required for the software that creates the encrypted images for use on your website. Unlicensed images will not display nor will they invoke the browser plugin to enable protection from Print Screen and screen capture.

CopySafe Web Version Detection & Plugin Installation

When CopySafe Web is applied to a web page, a visitor will be redirected for download and install instructions if they do not have the browser plug-in installed. So as a visitor loads a CopySafe Web page, their web browser is checked for the plugin and verified if their version is current. This WordPress plugin includes everything needed for this task, including download and error pages.

CopySafe Web Insert Method

The "CopySafe Web Insert" method refers to the ability to add a small 20 x 20 pixel image to invoke the power of the CopySafe Web plugin. Thus any media can be protected from Print Screen and screen capture. To protect embedded PDF, Flash and video in your pages and posts, all you need to do is add that small CopySafe Web image.

Copy Protection for All Types of Media

Note that CopySafe Web provides the most secure all-round protection for encrypted images but when that encrypted image is merely invoking protection from Print Screen and screen capture, there will be other ways that a visitor can save your media, if you let them. For example, a video or Flash movie can still be downloaded directly because the link to your resource can be found in the page's source code. In fact, most video grabbers locate media this way.

So to protect Flash and video from direct downloads and site grabbers, your media needs to either be encrypted and domain-locked like the CopySafe Web images, or they need to be "streamed", which is performed by linking your embedded media player to the media server, instead of linking directly to static files stored in a folder on your website. "Streaming" is more secure because it does not provide a media download, but instead delivers the video in packets. Another advantage of streaming is that media servers can usually detect the speed of a user's Internet connection and adjust download and bit rates for improved viewing experience.

Automatic Sizing of Encrypted Images

As the images are encrypted, properties such as width and height cannot be obtained by the usual means. That information is included in the file name by the encryption software. For example, a typical encrypted image file name might look like StarLight_0600_0400_C.class, where its width is 600 pixels and its height is 400 pixels. This WordPress plugin extracts that information from the image's file name to render the image viewer at the appropriate size.

Leaving the width and height settings in the shortcode blank will enable automatic sizing. Otherwise, setting width and height will over-ride the original image size that is calculated from the file name

Varying the Level of Protection on Different Pages

Full protection can include limiting the use of task bar, menus and the keyboard. You may want to use full protection on some pages, whereas you may want to ensure that the user has full use of mouse and keyboard keys on other pages, such as web forms and mouse interactive objects. The default settings offer full protection, so you can enable each of the following options by simply changing its parameter in the page's setting file from true to false,

Download For WP CopySafe Web

The download file below is a self-extracting ZIP file which contains, which is the package to upload to your website. Also included in the main ZIP is the install instructions.

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Install Instructions for WP CopySafe Web

The content of is to be uploaded to your website to the WordPress plugins folder. You can unzip this file and upload via FTP or you can upload it and unpack it on the site from a file manager or Webmin. After installation, you should see a new folder with its content at:


Next, create a new folder in your uploads folder and set write permissions on it:


To complete the installation, you can now go to your WordPress dashboard and view your plugins list. here you can click to "activate" CopySafe Web, after which, a new menu item will appear in your left-hand column. By expanding your menu item for CopySafe Web you will see two (2) new menu items, one for Default settings and the other to List Uploaded Files.

Using the CopySafe Web WordPress Plugin

Now you can create or edit an existing page or post and add copy protection by uploading or selecting an already uploaded image. Look for the [C] icon beside the media upload icon.

Note that you can only upload encrypted images that have a [.class] file extension (see below).

Until you have a CopySafe Web software license and real encrypted images, or if you just want to use this WordPress plugin in demo mode to add protection from right-mouse click and drag-and-drop, you can use the encrypted image included with the download or this one. While this 20 x 20 pixel image may not be registered for your website on the Internet, it will function on any test server running at localhost. When prompted to upload or select your first image, you use this one to get started.

Managing Images Used With the WordPress CopySafe Web Plugin

Encrypted images cannot be rescaled, so the images that you upload need to already be sized to suit your project. This means that the original images need to be scaled before conversion by the CopySafe Web software.
WordPress page editor showing upload button and shortcode

CopySafe Web images can be added at the last position of the cursor by clicking the [C] button.

Settings that can be applied to each protected page

Once the image is selected, you can then nominate settings to apply to this particular page or post.
Default settings that are applied to all protected pages
The above default settings are applied to all CopySafe Web pages and posts.
 View of all protected images that have been uploaded to WordPress
The class file manager will list all uploaded image class files.

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CopySafe Web Protection:

About CopySafe Web
CS-Web Changes
CS-Web Command-line
CS-Web Converter
CS-Web Demos
CS-Web Downloads
CS-Web Insert Method
CS-Web Pricing
CS-Web Server-side DLL
CS-Web User Guide

CS-Web Site Add-ons:

CS-Web DotNetNuke Module
CS-Web Drupal Module
CS-Web Joomla Extension
CS-Web Moodle Plugin
CS-Web WordPress Plugin

  • Prevent saving
  • Prevent copying
  • Prevent image theft
  • Prevent drag and drop
  • Prevent printing
  • Prevent Printscreen
  • Prevent screen capture
  • Prevent spider grab
  • Protect images
  • Protect photos
  • Protect pictures
  • Protect web pages
  • Protect Flash
  • Protect movies
  • Protect SWF

This WordPress plugin for CopySafe Web is free. However a license will be required to use the CopySafe Web software that is used for encrypting your images and domain locking them to your website.

The CopySafe Web plugin for web browsers that your site visitors use does not require licensing and is available as a free download to the public.


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