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iQ Block Country

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

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3.9 out of 5 stars
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Very unstable and potentially disastrous
By , for WP 4.4.1

EDIT: Changed to 3 stars, due to the author's quick response and the issue being that of compatibility.

Looks like this plugin may be incompatible with caching plugins!

I installed IQ Block Country on 8 of our sites yesterday, and initially it was working great - until it started randomly malfunctioning on two sites and blocking access.

Just moments ago, one of my interns notified me that she was getting a block message when visiting 2 of our sites' main pages, so I did some investigation and found the following:

- 2 of 8 of our sites started disallowing access for unblocked IPs - the same IP would work on 6 sites, yet be blocked on the other 2.
- The sites which were blocking IPs improperly were showing the message specified in options - not redirecting to the block page specified in options. Yet if a blocked IP accessed them, they would redirect to the block page.
- The sites which were improperly blocking IPs would work fine if you accessed a subdirectory (i.e. domain.com/page-title/), yet would block access to the main page.

Because of this, I immediately deactivated the plugin on all 8 sites and cleared my page cache (at which point normal operation was resumed)... I can't afford to risk this issue popping up on the other 6.

Options were the same throughout all sites, and this was absolutely not a configuration error. All 8 sites are on separate servers which are configured the exact same, so it is not a server configuration error.
This is a very obvious script malfunction.

I am glad I was alerted to this when I was, because it could have had potentially disastrous results if it had continued.

Because of this, I would strongly advise no one install this plugin until when (and if) this issue is identified and resolved - and even then I'd monitor the sites very closely.

I would have given more than one star, as the blocking feature did work, but the fact that there is such a potentially disastrous bug which may not be readily apparent makes it undeserving of anything more.

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

Good but...
By ,

The concept is good.
But I prefer not to block at frontend.

Not work under Varnish+Nginx
By , for WP 3.8.1

The last Version worked.

Not work after upgraded to the Latest Version.

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