Support » Plugin: Blackhole for Bad Bots » Whitelist admins?

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  • Plugin Author Jeff Starr

    (@specialk)

    Nope, they will be perfectly fine as long as they don’t go crawling through the source code of your web pages and deliberately follow the hidden Blackhole link.

    The Whitelist setting primarily is for peace of mind, requested by several users for various reasons. For example, if you run any type of link-checking/following plugin (like for security, caching, et al), then your site’s own IP address can be whitelisted to avoid false positives, et al.

    I ask because in the post https://wordpress.org/support/topic/you-have-been-banned-from-this-site/ the user had to whitelist themselves (although I know this should happen automatically for the admin who sets it up), in order to be able to preview posts.

    With quite a few admins/editors posting and previewing their posts is this then incorrect? Will they be able to preview posts no problem if their IP addresses are not whitelisted?

    Plugin Author Jeff Starr

    (@specialk)

    I’m not sure what was going on in that post, but it was an isolated issue, not something that affects the general user. Everything stated in my previous reply holds true.

    Also:

    “With quite a few admins/editors posting and previewing their posts is this then incorrect?”

    Nope.

    “Will they be able to preview posts no problem if their IP addresses are not whitelisted?”

    Yes, as explained previously.

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