I am a WP developer (my day job) and I installed this following all the steps including .dat files and dashboard config on an Apache and on a Nginx system to test two different sites. I was able to view the site normally and login to the back-end in via VPN from various countries around the world that I had listed as blocked for front-end and back-end. The only difference was was slower loads in allowed, and blocked, countries. Does not work properly, needs to be fixed.
Was a journey for me to set this up only because I am new this game. All set up now and all seems OK.
At last no more children to think about.
This works exactly like the author says it will. We were suffering a targeted hack attack overnight, and while our security software was blocking the IP's, the attacker would just switch IP's and try again. Using this plugin we were able to block all countries except our own - and to top it all off we can still allow search engines access!
What would make this plugin completely perfect is the ability to allow access to certain hostnames, like Pingdom for example - as they use a variety of IP's depending on where the server is located.
Thanks a lot for a great plugin!
I have found iQ Block Country to be an essential tool in illuminating & blocking malicious logins, some from surprising sources, and helping 'lock down' sites, especially in post hack cleanup. Thanks so much for making this Plugin available!
With the endless amount of hack and spam attempts I've dealt with over the years this is a godsend. You can configure, with great detail, how you want to limit or allow access to your WP site by IP and country. I use it to block access to the Dashboard and it's reduced the amount of attacks to just a trickle. Thank you so much!
Just to let you know all is working fine with latest update
Also, with regard selecting Countries, could be more easier if you could do 'mass' select all
Add a feature where you can test against all blocked countries to make sure its working and that your no accidentally blocking a Country
When I get support/reply from the author - it's more than enough!
Need an update, does not work.
The concept is good.
But I prefer not to block at frontend.
We were getting huge amounts of spam traffic from dubious referral sites that seemed to be Russian. The Spam grew to be 250% of usual traffic. Thanks to IQ block that has been cut right down.
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