This plugin has stopped a lot of the attacks on my site.
I'm only withholding a star because it throws an unnecessary error right after install, asking that you update tables that it created. The documentation could be a tad cleaner.
Handy plugin, saves a quite a bit of hassle. One thing that I find a bit annoying is there's no way to show more rows in the "Failed logins" page (this is the page where you can select IPs that have been denied and blacklist them). Sometimes I find thousands of entries here and blacklisting them can take a long time, since you have to go through each page. I ended up hardcoding a larger number into the mysql query, but an option in the plugin would be ideal.
I have been using this plugin for almost two months and it works like a charm. It can tell you what usernames are very dangerous to use.
Many thanks for the great plugin.
For some reason, you can no longer autoblock usernames, because after you save all the line breaks are removed and each username is separated by a space.
All of a sudden I'm having to go in and manually block every attempt to access my site with the username admin.
Please fix this.
This is probably the best plugin for stopping spam and bot registrations.
When I read the March 5, 2014, 1-star review from a disgruntled user who was blocked from his own site I feel it is unjustified.
Just moments ago I resolved the very same problem with my own website - with the help of the developer.
In my case it was a database crash that occurred when my host server migrated my website to a new server. I had multiple login failures because of that database crash (which my hostserver finally restored) and ended up blacklisting myself because of those multiple login failures.
It should also be noted that I never whitelisted my own IP as I was told I should do when I first installed the plugin. If I had, I wouldn't have gotten my own IP blacklisted.
I sent an email to the developer and he replied in an hour with complete instructions on how to remove my IP from the blacklist database. Simple and easy to follow instructions that took me less than 5 minutes to perform.
I'm back in my site and everything is as it should be - including being sure to whitelist my own IP this time.
Don't hesitate to install this plugin. It works perfectly. Just be sure to whitelist your own IP immediately after installing it. It can save you from being embarrassed by having to admit you didn't follow directions.
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This plugin blocked my IP three times after I forgot my wordpress admin's password yet there is a section where it actually records my ip and even says "My IP"!
I had to delete it from cpanel and remove it completely. When I installed it again, after activation it tells me that "This IP is Banned" - my IP and cannot even access a single thing in my own site!
I think this tool is poorly designed...stay away from this tool or you will regret it!
Thank you so much for this plugin. It helps to keep spammers and unwanted people from my site. I also really appreciate the support!
Experienced a few minor issues where I was seeing an error message on the Blacklist Statistics, but the author replied to my question within minutes with a fix.
I had no idea how many Bots were attempting to hack my site (attempting to login as "admin", etc, with random passwords) until I installed this plugin. It provided a much needed added layer of security you probably didn't even know you needed.
This is a great plugin to block those annoying bots trying to login to the admin area. Just a shame that this info isn't really used to build a database that other users can benefit from. I see the same range of bots appear on multiple sites I maintain, so apparently nothing is done with the info provided by blocking site.
It would also be nice to have some sort of automatic "default" answer when blocking sites. When I block 50 invalid logins, I don't want to answer all these 50 questions about why I blocked it individually.
For blocking IP's just for your own site, this plugin is absolutely great!
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