I recently purchased their pro version and had some trouble while configuring the plugin as i belong to humanities background. So contacted the support team via email.
What then? You'll be surprised that they called me within 5 minutes on my cell and assisted me over the phone.
I have never seen such kind of support anywhere throughout my life, not even at the big players and market leaders' support center.
Customer service is the key to success for any firm and seems lionscripts knows it very well.
I have used wordpress and few other CMS in last one year but prefer WordPress personally. WordPress provides its best to get the site ready almost instantly and make it a money generating machine. But with the number of sites increasing on a regular basis, managing all spam comments, and increasing sserver costs due to unwanted users was becoming a headache for me.
Few days ago one of my friends suggested to use WordPress IP Blocker to get rid of the SPAM MESS and ABNORMAL SERVER LOAD due to unwanted people. I downloaded the Lite version to try and found that it is accomplishing its task very neatly. Hence downloaded the WordPress IP Blocker Pro to get more protection. I have been using the Lite version on 4 websites and Professional one on 3 and must admit that the features, be it Automatic IP Blocking with IPV6 support, or Country blocking are working perfectly and saving my time in looking after all spam and reducing my server bills by stopping the unwanted users away from my site just like Hulu and Netflix.
I haven't tried the INTRANET thing which the Lionscripts is calling as 'Personal Network Viewer', but my friend Kim is using the plugin for INTRANET only for his organization so that proves its operation as well.
Wish if the organization can provide a product mix to provide more options to users regarding complete protection of the websites.
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT (read on if you care about the accessibility of your sites and if you value your time...)
There are serious flaws in WP IPBlocker Pro that will cause it to block your own IP address which will lock you out of your own admin. EVEN IF YOU HAVE EXCLUDED YOUR OWN IP as instructed. Also, blocking configurations other than explicit IP addresses can simply stop working. For almost anyone, the free version that blocks a list of explicit IP addresses is probably adequate PLUS you will not be taking any risk that your site becomes inaccessible to you (unless you really are careless enough to put your own IP address on the list).
The country blocking, timed blocking and explicit access features in the Pro version would be great if they were reliable, but they simply are not. Other than being blocked from your own site, if the blocking of countries or IP ranges fails you simply will never know. The real issue in all this is that only corrective measure is to provide LionScripts tech support with FTP and database access so that they can clean out configuration settings and data. While it's nice that LS provides this tech support freely, who has the time for this nonsense? If you can afford to have your site(s) go offline and have the time to waste bringing them back, then maybe the risk is worth if for you. But be warned that if you purchase the Pro version and determine it is too risky for you to use or does not live up to its claims, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET A REFUND. The developer has done nothing to protect the underlying code (which is simply an extension of the free version readily available in online repositories - which you could extend yourself if you wanted to) and so will claim that they cannot invalidate the software and so you would most likely use it for free after a refund. So LS will not only blame you for anything that does not work properly they will ALSO imply that you are likely a dishonest customer who is simply trying to get something for free. LS will send your their "no refund" policy in support of their position ... a policy that is NOWHERE to be found on their site or landing pages where you are likely to purchase the product.
There is ample evidence in online forums that these problems exist and that they occur often enough to warrant concern about using this product on any site of value (and if your site does not mean that much to you, then you probably don't care to go this level of protection anyway).
Bottom-line - JUST DON'T BUY THE PRO VERSION or you will likely regret it at some point.
purchased full version and after several months it stopped working without me changing or updating anything. The plugin doesn't block any countries/IP instead it blocks my own IP and there is no option to remove that from the list. I opened a support ticket and was told it should be working, I replied with more details, it's been over a month and no reply :(
Macht seine Arbeit. Was noch wünschenswert wäre, ist eine Statistik welches IP-Adressen geblockt wurden.
Yes the Software is good, but I am totally amazed by LionScripts Support. The response is super-instant. :D
Actually I downloaded and installed the WordPress IP Blocker Pro and then I thought that software has an issue that it is not blocking the IP addresses. I contacted LionScripts Support and they immediately responded, took my system on Team-Viewer and figured out - It was a caching problem in Google Chrome. No problem was there in the software. They cleared the cache and wholla, everything started working fine.
IP Blocker absolutely works as per my expectations by giving me a nice wordpress interface to block the IP Addresses. Prior using it people were only saying to block the IP Addresses by .htaccess file. But that's very typical to do for a blogger like me.
I was facing the scraping, spam and bandwidth stealing issues at my wordpress websites since a long time.
Thank God! There's such a beautiful Plugin that stopped all such issues. I bought the "Pro" version after testing this version. The LionScripts Support is also really awesome. They reply instantly whether on their forum or via email.
Overall, a wonderful experience.
Long Live LionScripts
With love from Canada
Paid $49 for the pro version. Fair plugin but support is lacking.
Plugin does what I want and that is blocking people including country blocking. Just wish support was better.
Review changed per developers demand before providing support. Plugin currently conflicting with WordPress 4.2.2
Email from the developer:
> Suzie, you know what you have done.
> We assisted you several times, and still you are posting bad about us.
> Review changed per developers demand before providing support. Plugin currently conflicting with WordPress 4.2.2
> Please update it to the earliest so that we can help you in next 24 hours.
The plugin is very efficient for my needs.
I love the bulk CSV IPs upload feature, where I prepare a list of spam IPs and just upload all of them at once.
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