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Custom Referral Spam Blocker

Custom Referral Spam Blocker gives you the control to ensure that dishonest referral sources are blocked from Google Analytics.

Custom Referral Spam Blocker gives you the control to ensure that dishonest referral sources are blocked from Google Analytics.

We provide a strong default set of spam referral sources and block them for you. Referrers can quickly be added in moments using the WordPress Dashboard.

At this time, we are unable to block referral spam when used in conjunction with most CDN configurations.

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Tags referral spam, referrals, seo, spam
  1. custom-referral-spam-blocker screenshot 1

    This is the options screen.

  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Use the Custom Referral Spam Blocker Settings screen to manage referral sources.

0.1

  • Initial release.

0.2

  • Bug fixes.

0.3

  • Added optional data sharing features.

0.4

  • Updated block list

0.5

  • Updated block list

0.6

  • Updated block list

0.7

  • Updated block list

0.7.1

  • Updated block list

1.0

  • Non-destructive referer list upgrade. Adds a more seamless upgrade path when database releases are available. Safely merges custom user-defined spammers with those in the maintained list.

1.0.3

  • Bug fixes for infinite redirects related to short or blank domains appearing in custom block lists. As a result, only exact matches will be blocked and variants will need to be added to lists manually.

1.0.4

  • New remote url for custom list submissions. As we grow, we need to improve our spammer identification and list update tools.

1.0.6

  • Added features to support plugin translation under wordpress standards.

1.0.7

  • Blocklist update.

1.0.8

  • Bugfix to ensure lowercase matches for blocks.

1.0.9

  • Blocklist update.

1.0.91

  • Bugfix for utf-8 character comparison.

1.1

  • New support to help block domains from non-ANSI character sets such as cyrillic or chinese.
  • List update.

1.1.1

  • 2000 download edition!
  • List update

1.1.2

  • Security fix for Multisite.
  • Enables settings for Network Admins only.

1.1.3

  • Improved multisite support.

1.1.35

  • List update
  • Added preliminary whitelist for t.co

1.1.36

  • List update

1.1.37

  • List update

1.1.4

  • List update
  • Bug fix for data sharing issue

1.2

  • List update
  • Bug fix for data sharing issue

1.2.1

  • List update

1.2.3

  • Fixes errors saving settings changes in WPMU
  • Unified site_options list for WPMU

1.2.4

  • List Update

1.2.5

  • List Update

1.2.6

  • List Update
  • 4.5.1 Compatible

1.2.7

  • List Update
  • 4.5.2 Compatible

1.2.9

  • List Update

1.3.0

  • List Update
  • 4.5.3 Support

1.4.0

  • List Update
  • Fixes Multisite Support

1.4.1

  • List Update
  • 4.6 Support

1.4.2

  • List Update

1.4.3

  • List Update
  • cURL timeout fix

1.4.4

  • List Update

1.4.5

  • List Update

If I customize my list and new default sources are added, will my list be updated?

Future versions are planned with improved support for appending to default versus replacing it with your own list.

What is the correct way to add new domains to the block list?

This plugin blocks requests for all pages from a given domain or subdomain. Each domain should be added on a new line. For example, if you add "imaspammerandimok.com" to the list, requests with referrers such as "http://imaspammerandimok.com/spamallnight/spamallday.html" will also be blocked. Do not include the protocol (https://, http://) or path (/folder/page.html) when adding new domains. Subdomains, however, must currently be entered individually.

What happens to the evil spammers?

Their requests are intentionally blocked from continuing to load any WordPress code and get directed away from your site. If they have a puppy, it cries.

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Version 1.4.6

Requires WordPress version: 3.0.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 09 Feb 2017

Date Added: 29 Jul 2015

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