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Hide email (HTML character entities doesn't work)


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11 May 2010 at 11:50pm (Last edited: 12 May 2010 2:03am), Community Member, 131 Posts

I tried to insert an email address with its HTML character entities into the markup editor (/content editor).
But it turns all &#XXX; into their corresponding letters. So every spam bot can read the mail address :(

Is there any way to change that or to hide mails?


1 October 2012 at 4:01am Community Member, 3 Posts

I'm looking for a solution to this as well. I have an onBeforeWrite function in my Page class to look for email addresses and replace them with numeric entities, but SilverStripe is converting them back before writing to the database. Is there a way to get around this without changing core code? Thanks.


30 October 2012 at 9:13am Community Member, 25 Posts

Has anyone got a solution to this problem?

I would really like to prevent spambots from attacking my email addresses.



30 October 2012 at 10:00am Community Member, 57 Posts

@helenclarko: if you are using SilverStripe 3, you may want to check out the cwsoft-shortcode module, which provides a handy method to obfuscate mail adresses entered in the WYSIWYG editor:

Cheers cwsoft