dpaBadBotWP automatically tells dpaBadBot your current IP address and you will not be blocked from working on your WP site.

Author:Dr. Peter Achutha (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.9.1
WordPress version tested:5.5.1
Plugin version:1.27 [20200927]
Added to WordPress repository:26-07-2014
Last updated:27-09-2020
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Plugin URI:https://www.drpeterscode.com/bad-bot-extermin...
Total downloads:1 391
Active installs:10+
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The Bad Bot Exterminator Pro is a php program that was developed to block hacker attacks on WordPress websites. Please visit the website at https://www.drpeterscode.com for more details on the Bad bot Exterminator that blocks hackers, stops brute force login attempts and defends against ddos attacks.

As of 2018 there are two versions of the Bad Bot Exterminator – the Free Version and the Pro Version which is within the budget of most people. There have been many improvements over the last 5.5 years and is much easier to use. The Free version has been discontinued.

This plugin, dpabadbotwp works with both the Bad Bot Exterminator Pro & Free versions. The Bad Bot Exterminator is a firewall to protect your WordPress website and is not a plugin but an independent PHP program that runs in parallel with WordPress.

With the Bad Bot Exterminator
i. you can lock up your WordPress site so that no one can login to your site.
ii. will track and record every visitor and decides who should be allowed to access your website. It tries to block hackers, bad bots, scrappers, crawlers, spiders, … It can block by IP address or by name of web crawler (in Lenient mode).

This WordPress plugin, dpaBadBotWP was developed to tell the Bad Bot Exterminator when you are working on your WordPress site and allows you to carry on working by sending your IP address to Bad Bot Exterminator and thereby allowing you unlimited access to your website. By its self this plugin will not be useful if you have not a installed Bad Bot Exterminator.

It now stops automatic WordPress core updates so that the Bad Bot Exterminator will not be erased.

Do visit our site https://www.drpeterscode.com/index.php for more information on the Bad Bot Exterminator


Previous version forgot to check ip address when logged into WordPress control panel. This version corrects that. The moment you are logged in, your current IP address is sent to dpaBadBot.


Added a better description of products offered by Software Propulsion with links to respective websites


Changed all file names to lower case so that they will be compatible with all servers. If you are upgrading and the plugin has problems accessing files, DELETE this plugin and reinstall the plugin.


dpaBadBot PHP program was upgraded to allow you to preview your edited posts. So this plugin had extra security feature added to work with these dpaBadBot upgrades.


Removed the check for logout as not a good idea.


Changed which ip address is saved. Only latest IP address is saved and all older one’s are deleted.


Added multiuser tracking. This version to be used with version 1.06 or later or the Bad Bot Exterminator.


Stops automatic WordPress core updates by setting filter ‘auto_update_core’ to ‘__return_false’.


Made the PHP code more compatible with the WordPress style by using the debug setting in wp-config.php


Corrected some bugs. The directory name can now end with or without ‘/’.


Undid some of the upgrades in 1.09 to make it less prone to spurios memory problems.


Made some code more compatible with WordPress and checked if file existed.


Found out that when you upgrade any plugin, WordPress will delete the existing plugin before downloading the upgrade version. Since this plugin saves all settings in the plugin directory all settings were lost upon upgrading. With version 1.13 a separate directory is created …/wp-contents/plugins/dpabadbotwpdata/ and all settings are saved in the altrnative sub-directory. Thus even after upgrading the original seetings are still available.

Changed all variable names to begin with $spmywp_.


changed permission of …/wp-content/plugins/dpabadbotwpdata/ sub-directory to 0775 & stop recording visitors not logged in


added display of memory in MB too.


corrected the link to two other websites.


Added display ID and username of those who logged in and moved data directory to /uploads/ directory in line with WordPress standard. As of 2017 March 09, it shows which pages, posts or WP files were accessed. This if for you to look at who logged in and what they did to your copy of WordPress.


This plugin now tracks which pages, posts or WP files were accessed. This if for you to look at who logged in and what they did to your copy of WordPress.


Version 1.18 had a array assigned wrongly. Its fixed with this version. The table showing who logged and where they went was corrected.


Version 1.19 had a searched file name wrong. Its corrected.


Removed session start as it was closing the Bad Bot Exterminator when logging out of WordPress. Changed the comments.


Tracing of pages added. Removed ‘/’ from data sent to The Bad Bot Exterminator.


Tried to improve PHP code speed / effeciency. Declared undefined variables. Added Speed Check for WordPress webpages through the Bad Bot Exterminator Pro. Changed all links to new website at https://www.drpeterscode.com


added .htaccess file to uploads directory


added code to generate sitemap data


correcter variable name is php shutdown function and improved speed test


corrected detection of undefined array