Squarespace makes it simple and secure to add an additional layer of protection against illegal content theft and distribution by disabling right click. A customizable message alerts visitors that their copyright protection has been enabled – helping foster responsible online etiquette.
This feature is included with Business and Commerce plans; to learn more, visit the Squarespace Forum or view a post with sample code here.
Discouraging Illegal Use and Distribution
There’s no foolproof way to stop visitors from saving images or downloading audio and video files from your Squarespace website, but there are steps you can take to discourage this behavior and protect intellectual property.
Right-clicking any image or file will display a message notifying visitors that the page’s content is protected by copyright law and cannot be downloaded or saved – providing an easy reminder for them to observe responsible online behaviour.
Installing the disable right click code into your Squarespace website is one way of stopping visitors from downloading any images on it, though this code may still be bypassed by knowledgeable visitors. Therefore, it would be prudent to combine this method with others such as watermarking your images for maximum protection.
Note that disabling the right-click feature for all images on your Squarespace site doesn’t prevent visitors from taking screenshots or recording software to save your content – an easy way for some people to share it across various social networks. While disabling all right-click functionality may not be ideal, it is one effective way of discouraging illegal use of your material.
If you are using Squarespace as your author website platform, creating a folder dedicated to images is an excellent way of keeping track of them and preventing accidental deletions. Simply click on the three dot icon at the upper right-hand corner and select ‘Move to Folder”. This feature can come in handy when working on large projects to avoid losing work.
Educating Visitors on Copyright Protection
Squarespace is an online platform offering software for building websites and hosting them, which enables users to build pages aimed at promoting their businesses, art or writing projects – as well as upload and edit images that add visual interest. Though this option is great for many businesses, some individuals want to stop others from stealing their images. One effective solution for doing this is disabling the right-click function on images by inserting code into their CSS file; this will prevent visitors from right-clicking to download images onto their computers directly from your website. It is not, however, a foolproof method for protecting against image theft; watermarking images should also be considered when protecting against theft of intellectual property.
Installing the right click disable code into your Squarespace website will make it more difficult for someone to download and copy images without your consent. While this won’t stop all thieves, it should deter more determined ones. Furthermore, other measures may help protect images such as watermarking or adding captions to pictures.
Increase the odds against image theft on your Squarespace website by adjusting the width of images. Oversized pictures may cause performance issues and slow down site load times, so try keeping their longest edges 1500 pixels or smaller; manually cropping is best as this reduces file sizes while improving optimization.
As you edit pages, it is possible to determine if scripts have been disabled by looking out for messages such as: “Scripts are disabled on the preview of this page.” If you spot this message it indicates that your scripts have not been enabled and need to be turned back on before publishing your changes.
If you’re experiencing issues on your Squarespace site, first check that all scripts are enabled. If that fails to solve it, reach out to their customer support line via phone, email or live chat and seek their assistance – they are very responsive and can answer questions quickly and accurately.
Customizing the Protection Message
As soon as you implement our Squarespace right click protection plugin, every time someone tries to download your content they will be met with a customized protection message that you can tailor exactly as desired. This provides the ideal opportunity to inform visitors about their copyright rights while simultaneously encouraging engagement and online etiquette.
Our protection plugin was built with responsiveness in mind, accommodating different screen dimensions without diminishing user experience. Furthermore, its easy CSS customization options enable quick adjustments and tailoring it to meet your desired aesthetics.
Not only can you disable right click images on your website, but you can also add a password gated element. This enables you to create areas on your site which can only be accessed by email subscribers, clients or specific groups that you select – perfect for creating “freebie” areas, informational resources or tutorial pages that only your most engaged audiences can access.