In honor of the SOPA blackout, somone released a SOPA blackout plugin for WordPress. You just install the plugin and enable it to add a temporary 503 status. The page appears to be blacked out with a message about SOPA. Download your copy here.
Adds temporary 503 status and customizable page on your site to automatically join webblackout day – 18th January 2012
On the Tuesday 24th January 2012, the US Senate will vote on the internet censorship bill.
Whilst it is an American law, it has far reaching repercussions for the web as a whole. Sites such as Reddit have said that on January 18th they are going to go dark between 8am and 8pm.
This plugin will let you join the cause. On 18th January your site will display a customizable page.
Search engine rankings will not be affected as the plugin sends a 503 status.
Screenshot of the administration screen
Screenshot of plugin in action.
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