I know IP Location Block still has some compatibility issues between 0.2.2.9.1 and 3.0.0. So I’ve dedicated my time and energy in solving them. In this release note, I’d introduce some of them that have been solved along with some new features.
New feature: Exceptions for Admin ajax/post
Most of the cases can be solved by applying custom filter hook
ip-location-block-bypass-admins to bypass WP-ZEP. But you have to find the blocked pages or actions on “Logs” tab. Then you also have to put some awkward code snippet into the
From this release, you can just pick up actions in “Exceptions” at “Admin ajax/post” in order to avoid undesired blocking instead of tweaking your
Note that if you check an action that has only locked icon , “Prevent Zero-day Exploit” will be bypassed while “Block by country” will be still in effective. And in case you check an action that has unlocked icon , “Block by country” will be bypassed.
Even both cases, the validation of “Bad signature” is still in effective.
Improvement: Disabling limit login attempts
In the previous version, when you enabled “Block by country” for “Login form”, limiting the number of login attempts was also enabled, and the lock out period would be the same as of the cache of IP address (1 hour by default). So you could not configure the expiry period individually.
Now, you can disable “limit login attempts” of this plugin so that you can use other preferred plugin.
Improvement: Download link of geolocation DB
There were also issues related to the failure of downloading geolocation DBs. For your convenience against such cases, the links to the download pages are added so that you can manually download them easily by your self.
Trial feature: Action hook ip-location-block-send-sesponse
ip-location-block-send-sesponse will be called just before sending HTTP status code and message when blocking happens.
As with WP fail2ban, this feature has a huge potential for expansion so as to massively reduce the load on your server. So I’ll provide an official support in the future!
Need your cooperation
Please feel free to post your issues at support forum what ever those are. Your contribution would give me a chance to improve this plugin.
Thanks for reading to the end .