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iQ Block Country

Allow or disallow visitors from certain countries accessing (parts of) your website

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90 reviews
Average Rating
3.8 out of 5 stars
Works great
By , for WP 4.4.1

Easy to set up, doesn't add much overhead to the system.

You can easily block the admin page to stop brute force attacks. It will even allow you to whitelist only your IP so that you are the only one that can sign in. Great plugin.

Does not work
By , for WP 4.4

I was having a LOT of hits from Russia for my local business site. IQ Block country did not make a difference.

Easy to set up, works well
By , for WP 4.4

This plugin allows you to block front and back end access independently, exactly what I needed!

Very Useful Plugin
By , for WP 4.4

i have installed this plugin to my site, and its blocked users of that countries which i want to blocked by country

Effective country blocking on WP 4.4. Slightly advanced configuration.
By , for WP 4.4

iQ Block Country works great on my sites. I suffer a lot of brute force attacks and spamming from specific countries, and while it takes some time to setup and test the plugin (blocking countries, verifying that it worked), I did not run into any issues at all, it worked perfectly.

One easy way to test access to your site is on Pingdom Tools website speed test http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ - in the settings dropdown, you can select different countries to access your site from.

In addition to that, I checked via different proxy sites.

A nice feature, is the option to export settings. I configured and tested the plugin on a development site, and imported the settings on several live sites afterwards - works perfectly.

The lacking final star in this review is actually a bit unfair, since the developer is by policy not allowed to include the geo-ip databae which has to be uploaded manually via ftp. That's a small nuisance however, and iQ Block Country is a recommended plugin.

Not blocking...
By , for WP 4.4

Hi there!

It did not work for me for version 4.3.1 and 4.4, it did not block que admin page...

I tested with tor browser.

Hope I will get some more knoledge and help to fix it soon.

Thanks!

Good and Reliable
By ,

Please support GeoIP2 Databases

Installed but still have attacks
By , for WP 4.3.1

Well i guess its a great plugin, if i did work. Ik still get alot admin attacks

Nice We Love It!
By ,

Beats having to update .htaccess or blocking ranges can be a pain in WF.
It especially makes me giggle when I think of the site I just redirected them/it to.
Thanks it's appreciated!

Works Great, Easy to Configure
By , for WP 4.3.1

My site is currently under a continuous attack from a Russian bot trying to log in, with a new IP used every 4 minutes for over 24 hours now. I turned to this as a next level defense after Wordfence, to stop them from actually reaching the log-in page. (Wordfence has country blocking too, but you have to upgrade and pay). This plug-in was simple to install (don't forget to install the separate country database) and easy to configure, with a clear, intuitive interface. So far it has been 100% effective in blocking the selected countries, without any side effects that I have noticed.

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