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.
  • Included also Bad Bots IP Table. The plugin can block also the bat bots by IP using fake or blank User Agent.
  • Stop Data Thieves From Stealing You
  • More than 2570 Bots and hundreds of IPs 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:

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.


  • Control Panel

  • Default Bot Table


1) Install via

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


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.


How to Install?

1) Install via

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


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?

Where is the OnLine Manual?

Where is the Faq page?

How can i get support?

Where is the demo video?

Demo Video


Crushed WordPress


Basically as soon as I clicked Network Activate of your plug-in an error poped up telling me that I am not allowed to access my wordpress admin account.

Very dissapointing! Just created more work for me…

Great – No more bad bots

So far so good, this plugin really stops bad bots and saves bandwidth..

If the “Detected Bot” details are added in the Bad Bots Table (Robot IP Address, String Found, Bot URL, etc..), and with a “Clear Log” button, it will be perfect..


Stop Bad Bots

Great tool. I wouldn’t have a clue about how to do this.
Demo is great and installation smooth.

Big relief to have this plug-in.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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5.21 – 2018-12-04 Improved Performance.

5.20 – 2018-11-30 Improved Performance.

5.19 – 2018-11-26 Improvement (dashboard-Layout).

5.18 – 2018-11-22 Improvement (dashboard-Layout).

5.17 – 2018-11-01 Improvement (dashboard-Layout).

5.16 – 2018-10-29 Improvement (dashboard-Layout).

5.15 – 2018-10-28 Stats improvement (graph).

5.14 – 2018-10-28 Included new dashboard.

5.13 – 2018-10-25 Minor bug fixed.

5.12 – 2018-10-25 Minor bug fixed.

5.11 – 2018-10-24 Improved Stats.

5.10 – 2018-10-22 Engine Improvements.

5.09 – 2018-10-11 Start Up Guide Improvements.

5.08 – 2018-10-07 Help Improvements.

5.05 to 5.07 – 2018-10-04 Help Improvements.

5.01 to 5.04 2018-09-21- Small improvements.

5.00 2018-09-14- Included IPs Table.

4.80 2018-09-04- Improved Help and design.

4.79 2018-08-08- Improved Help.

4.78 2018-05-07- Improved low memory checkup and warning.

4.77 2018-03-21- Don’t empty bots table when updated or restarted.

4.76 2018-03-20- Improved bot filter.

4.75 2018-03-13- Minor bug fixed in functions.php.

4.74 2018-03-13- Improved Security.

4.73 2018-01-05- Improved Security.

4.72 2018-01-05- Improved Security.

4.71 2017-12-23- Improved Help.

4.7 2017-12-13 – Removed Debug Notice.

4.6 2017-12-10 – Fixed Minor Bug when update Version to save disabled bots status.

4.5 2017-12-09 – Fixed Minor Bug in activate /deactivate bots.

4.4 2017-12-09 – Improved Security.

4.3 2017-12-07 – Improved Help.

4.2 2017-12-06 – Improved Security.

4.1 2017-12-06 – Internal development.

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