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IP2Location Country Blocker

Description: IP2Location Country Blocker allows user to block visitors from accessing your frontend (the blog pages) or backend (the admin area) based

8 reviews
Average Rating
2.9 out of 5 stars
Avoid! - Gave a 403 on mobile - including google mobile friendly test
By , for WP 4.3

This cost me a few hours of messing around

If anyone has the same issue, I narrowed it down to a "conflict" with WP Super Cachce -

I decided to block all countries except UK and USA (for testing) - backend and frontend.

Google real time still showed quite a few Russians on the frontend. Tested using a French IP - and it passed.

To my horror it managed to produce a 403 Forbidden HTTP code on my Mobile (wifi UK IP)
Testing - found it was only happening on non www.

This did not occur on ios / desktop

Changed settings: countries, pages etc- no good

Deactivated the plugin - no success, deleted; no joy!

Cleared cahce did the usual testing

Nothing on Google and Support forums.

Wanted to revert to a backupbuddy backup - failed!

(added a workaround in .htaccess to rewrite to www and came back to it)

Troubleshooting: htaccess no change, by plugin, according to GIT.
Changed theme ; no difference
Started deactivating plugins: found that ip2location does not play nicely with WP Super Cache. (in my case) - had a play around with the settings deleted all cache and after a few attempts - fixed.

Sorry if details are vague - sorry for the negative review- found nothing on support forums.

Does not block backend
By , for WP 4.2.4

Hello,

I installed the plugin last week and blocked all countries except mine from accessing the backend. I get attacked at least 15 times per day from countries such Ukraine, Russia, Egypt, Afghanistan, South Korea, Israel which all try to sign in and/or to find my password according to Wordfence but the IP2Location Country Blocker statistic tab always shows 0 block countries in backend.

I keep the plugin because I like the idea and I hope a new version will fix the issue.

Thank you for your attention.

Maybe time for a plugin update?
By ,

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block countries
By , for WP 3.9.2

Must have plugin for WordPress.

Hardly worth the troubles
By , for WP 3.9.1

A month after emailing support, and somewhat expected - no support response.
The Plugin still fails to update the database from withing WP.
Manually uploading the updated database.bin still indicates the database is outdated O_o!
... And to top it off – Blocked Countries IP's are still gaining access to the backend… Lots of em.

Uninstalled, and tightened up the excellent Wordfence Security plugin .

Thanks for trying, maybe I'll give it another go in a month, or not. :/

Does not block
By , for WP 3.8.1

I installed it on several sites and blocked all countries except USA. Still getting back-end registrations from Poland, even though both front-end and back-end settings were to block ALL countries except USA.

Block Countries
By , for WP 3.8.1

Amazing..

block multiple countries
By , for WP 3.6.1

block multiple countries from blog and admin login page.

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