Hotlinking is pure laziness

Hotlinking is pure laziness

Be careful when choosing to activate your domain service’s hotlink protection tools as they may break your WordPress theme. Hotlink protection often promises to keep external pages from directling linking to your website’s assets. Direct hotlinking may eat away your bandwidth over the month. Choosing to activate a hotlink protection tool is a great choice for many webmasters. If you’re running a site that uses WordPress or some Joomla CMS themes, you may find that the standard hotlink protection tool may disable some of the php in your site. Two of my sites came down completely. Fortunately, disabling the protection tool in my cpanel brought the sites back up normally.  As an alternative, you may choose a plugin that manages how assets are managed for incoming external visitors.