We have a game-changer of an update for you. Stop Spammers Premium 2021.4 has an advanced firewall, launching the plugin firmly into the security stratosphere. WordPress is incredibly popular and owns a huge chunk of the CMS market space, which makes it a valuable target for bad actors. Now, you can monitor everything in real-time and catch bad actors. In addition to identifying nefarious visitors, you can also use the Stop Spammers firewall to detect any tracking and malware software installed on your WordPress website. Doing so can help ensure your site is safe and even GDPR compliant.
Every record captured in the firewall allows you to take action. You can block a host, file, or user IP address.
The advanced firewall writes a log of both authorized and blocked attempts of connectivity. The list view below provides transparency and allows you to control incoming and outgoing connections initialized by WordPress core, WordPress themes, and WordPress plugins in addition to traffic. You can filter by date, incoming or outgoing requests, and whether they are authorized (default) or have been blocked.
Where applicable, you can also view the details by clicking on the Show button. Here’s an example of a check for theme updates.
Below is an example of what an end user will see if that user’s IP address has been blocked. A word of caution…be sure to not to block your own admin IP addresses and end up locking yourself out. This is the real deal in terms of security, and we don’t want you resorting to logging in from your friend’s network to unblock yourself.
Breakdown of firewall features
- Simple user interface with group, sort, and search
- Monitor incoming and outgoing requests
- Target URL and source file display
- Block/Unblock connections by domain, file, and IP address
- Monitor both backend and frontend communication
- Purge all entries