Blackhole for Bad Bots

Version: 2.8

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Add your own virtual black hole trap for bad bots. Bye bye bad bots.. Bad bots are the worst. They do all sorts of nasty stuff and waste server resources. The Blackhole plugin helps to stop bad bots and save precious resources for legit visitors. How does it work? First the plugin adds a hidden trigger link to the footer of your pages. You then add a line to your robots.txt file that forbids all bots from following the hidden link. Bots that then ignore or disobey your robots rules will crawl the link and fall into the trap. Once trapped, bad bots are denied further access to your WordPress site. I call it the “one-strike” rule: bots have one chance to obey your site’s robots.txt rule. Failure to comply results in immediate banishment. The best part is that the Blackhole only affects bad bots: human users never see the hidden link, and good bots obey the robots rules in the first place. Win-win! 🙂 Using a caching plugin? Check out the Installation notes for important info. Features Easy to set up Squeaky clean code Focused and modular Lightweight, fast and flexible Built with the WordPress API Works with other security plugins Easy to reset the list of bad bots Easy to delete any bot from the list Regularly updated...

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  • Minimal impact on memory usage
  • Minimal impact on pagespeed
  • No PHP errors, warning, notices
  • No Javascript issues
  • Latest PHP 7.2.16 compatible
  • Latest WordPress 5.3.2 compatible
  • Optimized database footprint
  • No activation errors
  • No resource errors
  • Frequently updated
  • No problems were detected during tests.
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Performance

Memory Usage Memory Usage

  • Average memory usage is 58.83 KB
  • This is less than 99% plugins

Page Speed Page Speed

  • Average page loading time is increased by 0.07s
  • This is faster than 99% plugins

Page Tests (after activation)

Memory Usage Settings

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/admin.php?page=blackhole_settings
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.47s
  • Memory Usage: 0.45 MB

Memory Usage Bad Bots

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/admin.php?page=blackhole_badbots
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.5s
  • Memory Usage: 0.45 MB

Memory Usage Plugins Page

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/plugins.php?plugin_status=all&paged=1&s
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.33s
  • Memory Usage: 0.45 MB

Memory Usage Front Page

  • Page URL: /
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.26s
  • Memory Usage: 0.42 MB

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5

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5

Quality of Support

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5

Value for Money

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Change

Average Change
+ 0.07s
/(front page)
- 0.1s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 0.24s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
- 0s
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 0.01s
/wp-admin/index.php
- 0.06s
/wp-admin/media-new.php
- 0.02s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
- 0.06s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 0.41s
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 0.31s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 0.04s
/wp-admin/upload.php
- 0.04s

Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark

  • Before plugin activation
  • After plugin activation

Pages

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Change

Average Change
+ 58.83KB
/ (front page)
+ 1.36KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 6.43KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 6.64KB
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 5.57KB
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 6.57KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 13.53KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 13.56KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 1.82KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 6.4KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 5.54KB
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 13.46KB

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Overall Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Quality of Support
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Value for Money
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Features
5

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  24 Jan, 2020

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5/5
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Easy of Use
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