Support » Plugin: IP2Location Country Blocker » Deactivation deactivated

  • Resolved SuzanneL


    This plugin deactivates your ability to deactivate it.

    At installation it prompts you to download one of 4 “BIN” databases, but does not specify which one it wants. (Like we’re supposed to know?) It then requires your name and email address to download any of them, to enable the plugin work at all, and I decided I wasn’t going to jump through a bunch of hoops I don’t understand, and attempted to just deactivate & delete the plugin. (I’ll just manually edit my .htaccess.)

    Well, it simply would not deactivate. What?? Scared me good! I logged into my hosting account and ripped out the files by their roots from the file manager, and when I went back into my WordPress, I got the “error” message that the IP2Location plugin was now deactivated, since the files were missing. As was intended (phew!).

    I see there was already a thread a few months ago on the same issue, which was incorrectly labeled “Resolved”.

    No, it is definitely NOT resolved.

    In case this deactivation of deactivation was not by design, and was merely a conflict of some sort, I’m running the Nirvana theme, and below is my list of plugins, because sometimes plugins, even inactive ones, can conflict with themes or other plugins.

    — Active Plugins —
    Black Studio TinyMCE Widget
    Bulk Remove Pending Comments
    Contact Form 7
    Contact Form DB
    Cryout Serious Theme Settings
    Disable Gutenberg
    Duplicate Post
    Easy FancyBox
    Erident Custom Login and Dashboard
    InfiniteWP – Client
    InfiniteWP – Client Loader
    Shortcodes Ultimate
    Simple Sitemap
    Stop Media Comment Spamming
    The Simplest Favicon
    TinyMCE Advanced
    WordPress Database Backup
    WP Live Preview Links
    WP Simple Paypal Shopping cart

    — Inactive Plugins —
    AddToAny Share Buttons
    Table of Contents Creator
    WordPress Steem
    WP to Twitter


    I’m not really planning to re-install IP2Location, but I thought the authors would want to know about this unresolved bug.

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  • Plugin Author ip2location


    @suzannel Since you already referred to another thread, I hope you did read the post until the end. It might be file permission causing the deactivation issue.

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