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WP Blocked Censorship Monitoring


wp-blocked simply provides a query frontend to the Blocking Middleware for WordPress. It allows you to show a search box to search for blocked or censored URLs. The results are provided via the Blocking Middleware API.
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The Blocking Middleware is a censorship monitoring API developed by the OpenRightsGroup and needs to be run on a server in order to allow the plugin to query its database. This plugin as well as the API are Free Software. To install the Blocking Middleware server see the Blocking Middleware code repository. This is the API’s documentation.

This plugin supports the use of the polylang multilanguage plugin.


  • On this screenshot you can see the plugin in action, using a global query to all installations.
  • This image explains how the plugin works.
  • Plugin configuration page.


  1. You will need to request a user API key. (Feature currently not implemented.)
  2. Unzip and upload /wp-blocked/ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Make sure you have php5-curl installed on your webserver.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  5. Configure the plugin through the wp-admin interface -> Settings -> WP Blocked Settings. This is where you will enter your API credentials.
  6. Now you can add the [blocked_test_url] shortcode whereever you want to provide a search form for blocked URLs.
  7. In the settings, you’ll need to provide a page ID to which the search form redirects in order to display the results. On this page, please add the [blocked_test_url] shortcode.
    6a. If you use polylang, you will be able to provide a result page for every language.
  8. In order to display statistics, you can use the [blocked_display_stats] shortcode anywhere on your website.


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Contributors & Developers

“WP Blocked Censorship Monitoring” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Results may now be retrieved globally from different installations in different countries


  • Initial release