StopBadBots

Description

The Stop Bad Bots Plugin is the easiest way to stop Bad Bots and spiders.

Bad bots consume bandwidth, slow down your server, steal your content and look for vulnerability to compromise your server.

You don’t need create robots.txt neither touch your .htaccess file.

  • Your Bad Bots Table is updated with periodic free online automatic updates
  • Premium Option with weekly automatic table updates from our server instead 3x year in free version.
  • Stop Data Thieves From Stealing You
  • More than 2570 Bots Included!
  • You Can Add more …
  • The Plugin doesn’t block main Google, Yahoo and Bing (Microsoft) bots.
  • Easy to manage the list. You can add more bots or deactivate any bot
  • Easy to set up
  • Lightweight
  • Save bandwidth.
  • Optionally receive an email alert

Demo Video

Premium Version Available

This plugin is not about Analytics Spam referrals.
For more details about that, please, visit our FAQ page:
http://stopbadbots.com/faq/
and look for Analytics SPAM referral

Note: If you use the plugin WPFastestCache, looks like they use a bot named “test”.
In this case, you need deactivate this bot in our table. (Dashboard => Stop Bad Bots => Bad Bots Table)

After activate, check the bot’s table frequently, especially in the first days.
Confirm if you want block all that bots.
Maybe you want unblock Baidu, Yandex, Seznam or another search engine in your language or some social sites, if they are usefull for you.

If you use RSS FEED service, probably they have their bot to read your feeds.Remember to deactivate their bot.
Same thing if you create some smartphone APP.StopBadBots it is a powerfull tool. Then, like all powerfull tools it is necessary to use with care and attention.

Screenshots

  • Control Panel
  • Default Bot Table

Installation

1) Install via wordpress.org

2) Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

or

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

FAQ

How to Install?

1) Install via wordpress.org

2) Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

or

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

Where is the Startup Guide?

http://stopbadbots.com/guide/

Where is the OnLine Manual?

http://stopbadbots.com/help/

Where is the Faq page?

http://stopbadbots.com/faq/

How can i get support?

http://stopbadbots.com/contact/

Where is the demo video?

Demo Video

Installation Instructions

1) Install via wordpress.org

2) Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

or

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

Reviews

Thank for the developer

I had to plugin for stop bad bot, but manual update handy should be too much for me, the plugin also seem light weigh, i would love to use this plugin. Thank for the developer.

Works Nice

Manage unwanted bots on wordpress site make it easy, just enable/disable which bots want to block, even can add new list for unwanted bot there are not listed in bad bots table.

Incredible Plugin

I have been facing a lot of problems with server load due to bots crawling my site all the time. I was using my PHP code to block the user agents in the past which was helpful but I needed something from which I can allow some and block others. In other words, this is exactly what I needed. I feel powerful now and my server load is back to normal now.
I definitely recommend this plugin and 90% of the times bots are the cause for high server load, in that case, this is one of the best plugins.

Very Useful

I installed this on one of my sites and noticed there was a reduction in bandwidth usage on the server. So blocking these bots reduced bandwidth consumption, which, in this case, is beneficial as i pay for bandwidth used on that particular site.

The author is also very helpful and responsive to queries.

It’s worth noting that if you use this plugin you should check the blocked bots table periodically, as sometimes things get blocked which you might not want blocked such as uptime monitors.

My criticism is the choice of image used when the plugin is activated. It is rather large, unattractive, and unnecessary.

Also, sometimes i deactivate the plugin just to make sure it wasn’t blocking something and every time a notice comes up asking me for feedback why i deactivated. This can be quite annoying having it pop up every time. Once would be enough.

Other than that a really good plugin!

Great plugin!

Great plugin! Tested it with a fake bot signature and it did exactly what is says is it supposed to do. (Plays well with WP Cerber and my other plugins) Great job!

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Contributors & Developers

“StopBadBots” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“StopBadBots” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “StopBadBots” into your language.

Interested in development?

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Changelog

4.0 2017-11-02 – Created Premium Version with weekly database updates.

3.9 2017-10-31 – Improved speed, removed inactive bots from table.

3.8 2017-08-15 – Help and Feedback improved.

3.7 2017-06-06 – Improved Memory optimization.

3.6 2017-06-05 – Improved Start Up Guide and tested with WordPress 4.8

3.5 2017-06-01 – Add Memory Diagnose Tab.

3.4 2017-05-30 – Improved memory usage and replaced around 300 inactive bots with new actives.

3.3 2017-05-05 – Help text Improvements.

3.2 2017-05-04 – Help Improvements.

3.1 2017-05-03 – Force system to upload new bots

3.0 2017-05-02 – Add more than 1500 new bots bots

2.7 2017-04-12 – Feedback System Improvements

2.6 2017-04-04 – Plugin Management Dashboard Improvements

2.5 2017-04-03 – Night – We got some problem to upload version 2.4 to server, then, we decide created a new one.

2.4 2017-04-03 – Afternoon – Improved Management Panel and Security.

2.3 2017-04-03 – Morning – Start Up Guide Updated and security improvements.

2.2 2017-03-11 – Improvements at Help System and Navigation.

2.1 2017-01-24 – Improvements at bots table and Included help file (english).

2.0 2017-01-15 – Included Bad bot’s table online automatic update and My bad bots table merged with Bot’s table.

1.7 2017-01-05 – Help and get ip improvements.

1.6 2016-12-05 – Tested with WordPress 4.7

1.5 2016-08-16 – Removed Warning Message when WordPress Debug is true

1.4 2016-08-05 – Add Screen Options at bots table and readme.txt message was tested with WordPress 4.6.

1.3 2016-07-28 – Add column Num Blocked at Bad Bots Table. (How many times each bot was blocked)

1.2 2016-07-01 – Improved email notification system.

1.1 2016-05-27 – Add more than 700 new bad bots and included search featured at bad bots table.

1.0 2016-05-13 – Initial Release