How to Use All In One WP Security & Firewall’s Blacklist Manager

Posted OnSep 25, 2014     CategoryPlugins, Users & Security     CommentsNo comment

In this section of the guide to the All In One WP Security & Firewall plugin, we will take a look at the Blacklist Manager, helping you blacklist troublesome IPs and User Agents.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard navigate to WP Security -> Blacklist Manager.

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The All In One WP Security Blacklist feature gives you the option of banning certain host IP addresses or ranges and also user agents.

This feature will deny total site access for users which have IP addresses or user agents matching those which you have configured in the settings below. This is achieved by making appropriate modifications to your .htaccess file.

By blocking people via the .htaccess file your are using the most secure first line of defence which denies all access to blacklisted visitors as soon as they hit your hosting server.

The options for this feature are shown below.

A. Security Points Buttons The Intermediate button displays the Feature Difficulty.

The 15/15 button displays the Security Points assigned to this. Since there are no issues, the security points are set to 15/15.

B. Enable IP or User Agent Blacklisting: Place a check mark in this check box if you want to enable the banning (or blacklisting) of selected IP addresses and/or user agents specified in the settings below. Checked by default.
C. Enter IP Addresses: In this area enter one or more IP addresses or IP ranges to block (1 per line).
D. Enter User Agents: In this area enter one or more enter one or more user agent strings to block (1 per line).

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Click the Save Settings button.

The next step in the guide will focus on the Firewall feature.

 


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