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iQ Block Country

Block visitors from countries you don't want on your website. Based on which country your visitor is from.

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60 reviews
Average Rating
3.8 out of 5 stars
Great Plugin!
By , for WP 4.1

I'd been getting lots of hack attempts
from all around the world.

A bunch of sites of a friend were infected
with the soaksoak...

we installed iQ Blcok country and feel
much more secure now

Worked perfekt on my single site
By , for WP 4.0.1

At first saw I those negative reviews and left the page, then I did research and found out this plugin might be the best one right now. So I came back and read those positive reviews and decided to give it a try. Guess what, it is easy to understand as an IT system administrator and it works perfekt and immediately.

The interface is totally good. Some thinks it is not easy to work with might because the blocking and firewalling concepts might not easy for those who does not work with IT systems daily. That might be the reason some thinks it is complicated.

Be careful
By , for WP 4.0

The worst interface I've ever seen.
Perhaps it works, somehow, but for people like me, I can't figure it out.
Redundant buttons and check boxes.
And, as it warns, if you happen to check one wrong, you can't get back in to WordPress.

***********On top of that, it didn't work **********

*********It Is Dangerous ***** in its complexity and poor design.

********* Should be banned from WordPress **********

Do NOT use on sub-domains. Lol.
By , for WP 4.0.1

This plugin seemed to be working perfectly on another site so I was confused today when it wouldn't block a frontend user test on a subdomain.

I blocked France and CyberGhosted to my homepage and a sample page only to see that I am not blocked. So I blocked Canada (home country) and still managed to see the homepage and sample page.

Suspecting that the plugin may not recognize subdomains I went to log in to my main domain and voila - I am blocked from the backend but not the frontend! And I hadn't touched the plugin on the main domain, assuming that it is even installed there. If so...

Off to my host to delete the plugin, before playing with the DB.

One more thing. Please clarify the double-negative instructions, especially in the 'block backend' section, and don't call the list a blocklist if the list is not already blocked. The x tells me that I can remove a country from the list, not that I can ADD it to a list of countries to block. Forget the x and just say 'select the countries from this list that you want to block'. In my case I'd have preferred an option to select only the countries (mine) that I do NOT want to block. (Is there any reason to let SEs into the backend?)

Furthermore, why even have to select a box to block countries from access if I am then going to have to select countries from a list? The beginning checkbox selection is redundant. The instructions may make a programmer happy but they are very unintuitive.

I've been quite happy with this plugin in the past but now have to check where it may not be working.

Fantastic!
By , for WP 4.0.1

I read the previous reviews and was a bit apprehensive because there were (at the time) 20 reviews with only one star. I feel for those people, but I have NOT experienced anything but wonderful success with this plugin!!
I was having all sorts of problems with registration bots coming in from all over the world. All I wanted to do was get registrations from North America. I added this plugin, took my time and got all the settings the way I wanted them, and the attacks STOPPED immediately!
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Works better than most paid plugins
By , for WP 4.0

Everything you need served on a silver platter. It even downloads the Geo IP Database for you... Manage blocking of front end and back end separately and control access to search engines.

I tested from multiple countries and did exactly what it's suppose to do.

It took me 5 minutes to install and configure the plugin. Very intuitive to use. If you read carefully every field from menu to menu you can't go wrong.

Installed on 1 test site and 2 production sites without a single issue. I would dismiss does that claim it doesn't work at all.

It works!
By , for WP 4.0

Glad to find this plugin. I was looking for a plugin to simply ban all countries except mine, I choose this one over the others because:
- Easy to configure
- Lots of options, even I don't need
- Blocked visitor report
- It works

I tried other plugins, but managed to make them work only after more than half hour. Compare to them, this iQ Block Country plugin really is a no-brainer.

Tag pages are blocking
By , for WP 4.0

1.1.15 New: No longer blocks category pages of categories you have not blocked.
Great! Thank you! But what about tag pages? They are blocked. Need more customize or don't block it.

API Key
By ,

Where can I find the API Key??????????????????
After install the plugin, and settings, there are no ip's in the .htacces file. this will say, that there is no protection at all fore the website, AT front even so not in the backside of the wordpress

Now it can be, that you need a API key to activate this plugin that it wil work. but if there is no answer back.

This plugin is not working at all

DONT WASTE YOUR TIME
By ,

THIS PLUGIN DOESNT BLOCK ANYTHING ON YOUR SITE
I USED IT FOR MY CROWNDFUNDING SITE AND DOESNT WORK.
REALLY ANNOYIG

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