Stopping Skype Plugin Replacing Phone Numbers

We recently came across a problem on one of our websites where if a user had Skype’s browser plugins installed, all phone numbers would be replaced with their own “widget” of sorts, therefore breaking the layout:

After some browsing and head-bashing, I came across this fix which tells the Skype plugin to not replace any numbers on a webpage. Simply add the following code to your <head> section and the problem will stop occurring.


Very handy if you have phone numbers which are quite prominent in the website’s design, and don’t want Skype ruining it.