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iQ Block Country

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

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Sadly didn't work. Blocked countries still accessing site.
By , for WP 4.5.3

Fresh install of WordPress 4.5.3 running Wordfence Security, Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall, WPS Hide Login, and iQ Block Country.

Blocked all countries except United States. Wordfence Live Traffic shows access by Russia, Ukraine, Italy, France, and China.


Does not work anymore
By , for WP 4.5.2

This pluggin no longer does the job.
Installed fresh 25/05/2016 and blocked China & Russian Federation, yet both are still accessing the site, re-checked the settings and everything seems to be correct, so don't waste your time with this pluggin

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.

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.


Does not work, just slows site
By , for WP 4.3.1

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.

By , for WP 4.2.3

Need an update, does not work.

Doesn't work out of the box
By , for WP 4.1.1

After install, it said this, so not user friendly:
The MaxMind GeoIP database does not exist. Please download this file manually or if you wish to use the GeoIP API get an API key from: http://geoip.webence.nl/
Please download the database from: http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCountry/GeoIP.dat.gz unzip the file and afterwards upload it to the following location: /home/content/24/9036524/html/wp-content/uploads/GeoIP.dat
If you also use IPv6 please also download the database from: http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoIPv6.dat.gz unzip the file and afterwards upload it to the following location: /home/content/24/9036524/html/wp-content/uploads/GeoIPv6.dat
For more detailed instructions take a look at the documentation..

So then I went to the instructions, tried them, then got this after uploading:
“GeoIPv6.dat” has failed to upload due to an error
Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons.

On top of that, when I did get this working, it only allows you to "block countries" rather than "allow countries" i.e. just allow the U.S. and block all others. There are over 200 countries... I don't wanna have to add 200 countries!

I dont have access to my website anymore
By , for WP 4.1.1

I just activate this plugin and my website failed. Now I need to search in the FTP for the reasons!!!

Why are you doing that to me???

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 **********

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