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  • Resolved theskiguru

    (@theskiguru)


    I have downloaded your plugin, now I see lots of bots and have no idea which one to block or not. Or should I block all and then try to untick the ones I think that should be OK? I have a particular bot that really bothers me, that comes from Portugal (but I don’t know the IP, I think they are lots of different IPs), that keeps on crawling each page of my site and then gets off and a new visit another page and so on. I have my site being off line bc the bandwidth exceeded the capacity I have that is enormous…so I am hoping that with your plugin at least I could take away the bad bots (I dont want to take the ones of Google and other genuine search engines away)… any help where to start for a total beginner like me? I have downloaded the plugin already. Thanks. 🙂 Martina

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  • Plugin Author sminozzi

    (@sminozzi)

    Hi Martina,

    Try to block all and if something fail (some widget for example), begin to unblock.
    We don’t block google neither bing or yahoo bot.

    In around 2 or 3 days we will release a new version with a log report, that will help you to whitelist bots. Keep an eye on our WordPress plugin page.

    Cheers,
    Bill

    Plugin Author sminozzi

    (@sminozzi)

    Hi,

    We just released the version 6.14
    Look for Blocked Visits Log report
    on your WordPress dashboard.
    Dashboard => Stop Bad Bots => Blocked Visists Log

    Cheers,
    Bill

    Plugin Author sminozzi

    (@sminozzi)

    I hope this is sorted, gonna go ahead and mark as “resolved” to help keep things organized. Feel free to post again with any further questions or feedback, etc. Thank you.

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