StopBadBots

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The easiest way to block bad bots

Author:Bill Minozzi (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.0
WordPress version tested:5.2.3
Plugin version:5.52
Added to WordPress repository:13-05-2016
Last updated:17-09-2019
Rating, %:86
Rated by:41
Plugin URI:http://stopbadbots.com
Total downloads:266 109
Active installs:10 000+
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The easy way to stop Bad Bots and spiders.
Bad bots consume bandwidth, slow down your server, steal your content and look for vulnerability to compromise your server.
It is completely self-contained and does not need to connect to any outside service. No DNS or Cloud Traffic Redirection. No Slow Down Your Site!
No .htaccess neither robots.txt required.
When a bad bot try to open any your WordPress page we show a 403 Forbidden page. Then, in your statistics like webalizer or visitor metrics, for example, you can see status 403 (forbidden) and 0 bytes. For more details, visit our online guide and FAQ page.
You don’t need create robots.txt neither touch your .htaccess file.

  • Your Bad Bots Table is updated with periodic free online automatic updates
  • Premium Option with Firewall protection.
  • Premium Option with weekly automatic table updates from our server instead 3x year in free version.
  • Included also Bad Bots IP Table. The plugin can block also the bat bots by IP using fake or blank User Agent.
  • Included also Bad Bots Referer/Referral spam Table. More than 6.000 bad bots included
  • Stop Data Thieves From Stealing You
  • More than 4300 Bots, 6400 bad referer/referral and 2300 bad IPs Included!
  • You Can Add more …
  • No DNS or Cloud Traffic Redirection. No Slow Down Your Site! No Google penalties for slow sites.
  • Block User Enumeration
  • Block PingBack Request
  • The Plugin doesn’t block main Google, Yahoo and Bing (Microsoft) bots.
  • Easy to manage the list. You can add more bots, IPs and referrer or deactivate any bot
  • Easy to set up
  • Lightweight
  • Save bandwidth.
  • Optionally receive an email alert

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This plugin is not about Analytics Spam referrals.
For more details about that, please, visit our FAQ page:
http://stopbadbots.com/faq/
and look for Analytics SPAM referral
Note: If you use the plugin WPFastestCache, looks like they use a bot named “test”.
In this case, you need deactivate this bot in our table. (Dashboard => Stop Bad Bots => Bad Bots Table)
After activate, check the bot’s table frequently, especially in the first days.
Confirm if you want block all that bots.
Maybe you want unblock Baidu, Yandex, Seznam or another search engine in your language or some social sites, if they are usefull for you.
If you use RSS FEED service, probably they have their bot to read your feeds.Remember to deactivate their bot.
Same thing if you create some smartphone APP.StopBadBots it is a powerfull tool. Then, like all powerfull tools it is necessary to use with care and attention.


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