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WP-Ban

Ban users by IP, IP Range, host name, user agent and referrer url from visiting your WordPress's blog.

Average Rating
4 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Thats what I wanted
By , for WP 3.9.1

Works flawlessly on WP 3.9.1 despite 2 negative votes against zero positive which is to my surprising. Highly configurable including the ban message the banned user gets to see. Like it! Thanks for this one :)

5 stars
The one and only
By , for WP 3.6.1

Perfectly Works, i tried almost all other plugins to ban some IPs non work till i find this wonderful plugin, everything you need in simple and sweet few steps .. recommended for everyone, thank you Lester Chan

4 stars
Very Nice
By , for WP 3.6.1

Works Great.
Replace another blocking system which broke with the WP 3.6.1 update today

Only thing - A more detailed log would be great (and I'd give it 5 stars) - giving the reason for the block

4 stars
Works fine
By , for WP 3.6

The plugin works fine and gives me the control over my weblog, now I can avoid unwelcome visitors!

1 star
Doesn't work at all
By , for WP 3.6

I wanted to block a couple of referral sites. Following all the instructions resulted in them still showing up. Ended up having to do it with .htacess

5 stars
Works brilliantly!
By , for WP 3.4.2

I tried this with a proxy IP and it worked...this is just what I need to stop the usual spammer scum from ruining my site. :)

5 stars
5 Stars for the idea and more if works
By , for WP 3.4.2

5 Stars for the idea and more if works

:)

Good luck! Keep walking! :D

2 stars
Nice concept, but experienced challenges
By , for WP 3.5.1

The author's intent was a great idea. However, after installing this plug-in, false-positives began to occur (despite being sure to keep the range syntax correct.)

Issues with category pages and posts arose, whereby legitimate visitors were incorrectly redirected to the ban page.

Final mitigation entailed having to restore the site back to a previous day's back-up image, prior to when this plug-in was installed. This included restoration of WordPress' MySQL database, as well as all files.

Issue:
Others may not experience the same challenges. As is the case with plug-ins generally, sometimes incompatibility issues arise depending on the combination of plug-ins a particular WordPress site may have.

Recommendation:
However, I do strongly recommend that all sites that wish to try this plug-in -- first backup their WordPress database, as well as all site files.

Good luck.

5 stars
Works well
By , for WP 3.4.2

I tested this using my iphone and the plugin works well.

5 stars
Works Perfectly.
By , for WP 3.4.2

This plugin works perfectly. It allows so much control of who gets banned. No more having to manually edit the htaccess file.

What I really like is that this plugin keeps tract of those whom have been banned and their attempts to access the website.

I also like the flexibility of showing a custom Banned Message (which mine is very mean and cannot post here).

I would recommend this plugin to other WP admins. It's very easy to use.

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