adjusted to 3 stars and this is important
if you are using adwords, you site will be suspended because it inteferes with googles policy. they stated that your site has to be accessed from all over the world. this plugin still works great, but it 3 days before your ads will work again.
A lot of spam sites screwed up the statistics, mostly russian and indian "visitors" flooded analytics. This plugin solved it perfectly! It's not much work at all to install it and after a day / 2 days you're problems are solved. Big Thank You to the Author.
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.
Well i guess its a great plugin, if i did work. Ik still get alot admin attacks
The concept is good.
But I prefer not to block at frontend.
The last Version worked.
Not work after upgraded to the Latest Version.
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