Support » Plugin: IP2Location Country Blocker » It seems to be working as promised

  • I installed this because I noticed that every time I installed a new WP website, the site immediately reveived tons of visitors from a specific country’s search engine before it had even gone live and I had even made my first post. On an altogether different site, it turned out that the biggest trolls were non-Americans, even though my site was US-centric.

    I wasn’t sure whether or not this plugin would work (I keep being told that it’s oh, so difficult to block countries, practically impossible), but it does seem to be working. I noticed that failed login attempts went down to zero overnight, and that most of my visitors started coming from the US.

    Understand, though, that this plugin isn’t 100% failsafe, as bad actors can also access archives of your site from the Wayback Machine or use VPNs and proxies. But it seems to do the job so far, and I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll keep working in the future.

    • This topic was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by rcnyc.
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