If your site is being blocked for “sensitive” words, Censortive is for you. This plugin can replace any word or phrase with its graphic equivalent.
|Author:||Dao By Design (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||2.0.2|
|WordPress version tested:||2.3|
|Added to WordPress repository:||04-11-2007|
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
|Total downloads:||2 033|
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Censortive uses text-to-image technology to convert user-defined 'sensitive' words into an image file that blends right into the flow of text. By changing the text into an image file, you effectively negate the censorship robots from being able to 'see' the offending words. Your readers, however, will be able to follow what you're saying without a hitch.
In some countries Internet censorship is at an unjustified level, with a host of Big Brother technologies working to block one of our basic human rights: freedom of speech. The most common way for them to do this is by using bots to scan the text from a site attempting to be viewed. If words deemed inappropriate are found, the viewer is left with an error screen.
However, by converting the words into small, near-identical to the original text, graphic files, the robots have no idea what is being said and happily let it all pass through.
To further increase security, rather than have the sensitive words saved in the post (increasing the chances for a block), users simply use a codeword, which when scanned by the plugin, is replaced by the text2graphic image of the intended word.
How do I mark words in my posts to be converted?
Simply enclose the codeword (as defined in ‘codeword.dat’) in [* and *]. So if my codeword was ‘monkey’, I would input [*monkey*] in my post. Upon viewing, [*monkey*] would be replaced with a text-image of whatever it is equal (=) to in the ‘codeword.dat’ file.
Note: If the example above contains any backslashes (\), please remove them. They are being used as escape characters in this readme file, and are not to be used when marking codewords in your posts.
Can I use special characters, such as for other languages?
For characters with accents or tonal marks, it will largely depend on the font file you’re using and if it supports the characters. For completely different characters, such as Chinese characters or Arabic writing, the answers are more varied. We’ll be working on further functionality in this area in future releases, but currently it’s not supported.
So, where do I get fonts then?
We’ve included one font, a Sans-Serif font in the Libertine family – which is an open source font initiative. We don’t distribute a large selection of fonts with the plugin, as they can be quite bulky, and vary greatly from blog to blog.
To make sure your text-to-images are most closely matched to your blog’s content, just find out what TrueType font your posts are set to display at, and then search your computer for those .TTF files. Once found, simply upload the file to the wp-content/plugins/censortive/fonts/ directory and change the Font File setting in the Censortive options.