The Stop Bad Bots Plugin is the easiest way to stop Bad Bots and spiders.
Bad bots consume bandwidth, slow down your server, steal your content and look for vulnerability to compromise your server.
With the version 5.28, instead to show a blank page we begin to show a 403 Forbidden page to blocked bots. Then, in your statistics like webalizer or visitor metrics, for example, you can see status 403 (forbidden) and 0 bytes. For more details, visit our online guide and FAQ page.
You don’t need create robots.txt neither touch your .htaccess file.

  • Your Bad Bots Table is updated with periodic free online automatic updates
  • Premium Option with Firewall protection.
  • Premium Option with weekly automatic table updates from our server instead 3x year in free version.
  • Included also Bad Bots IP Table. The plugin can block also the bat bots by IP using fake or blank User Agent.
  • Stop Data Thieves From Stealing You
  • More than 4300 Bots and hundreds of IPs Included!
  • No DNS Traffic Redirection. No Downtime!
  • You Can Add more …
  • The Plugin doesn’t block main Google, Yahoo and Bing (Microsoft) bots.
  • Easy to manage the list. You can add more bots or deactivate any bot
  • Easy to set up
  • Lightweight
  • Save bandwidth.
  • Optionally receive an email alert

Demo Video
Premium Version Available
This plugin is not about Analytics Spam referrals.
For more details about that, please, visit our FAQ page:
and look for Analytics SPAM referral
Note: If you use the plugin WPFastestCache, looks like they use a bot named “test”.
In this case, you need deactivate this bot in our table. (Dashboard => Stop Bad Bots => Bad Bots Table)
After activate, check the bot’s table frequently, especially in the first days.
Confirm if you want block all that bots.
Maybe you want unblock Baidu, Yandex, Seznam or another search engine in your language or some social sites, if they are usefull for you.
If you use RSS FEED service, probably they have their bot to read your feeds.Remember to deactivate their bot.
Same thing if you create some smartphone APP.StopBadBots it is a powerfull tool. Then, like all powerfull tools it is necessary to use with care and attention.


  • Control Panel
  • Default Bot Table
  • Dashboard


1) Install via
2) Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.


How to Install?
1) Install via
2) Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.
Where is the Startup Guide?
Where is the OnLine Manual?
Where is the Faq page?
How can i get support?
Where is the demo video?
Demo Video


Good plugin for blocking bots

The number of bots blocked by this plugin is really impressive, i never could imagine that i had all this crap visiting my website day after day. The idea of blocking bots by IP adress also is very well done. In the wp dashboard there is a stats list showing the blocked bots and number of time they have been blocked, i like it. The plugin do the job very well, it is simple to setup, few options to check and let it do the job. I bought the pro version, for the firewall option and to support the author, it should be a hard work to maintain this huge list of bad bots. Thank you a lot for creating this plugin.

Crushed WordPress

Hi, Basically as soon as I clicked Network Activate of your plug-in an error poped up telling me that I am not allowed to access my wordpress admin account. Very dissapointing! Just created more work for me...
Lees alle 27 beoordelingen

Bijdragers & ontwikkelaars

“StopBadBots” is open source software. De volgende personen hebben bijgedragen aan deze plugin.


“StopBadBots” is vertaald in 1 taal. Dank voor de vertalers voor hun bijdragen.

Vertaal “StopBadBots” naar jouw taal.

Interesse in ontwikkeling?

Bekijk de code, haal de SVN repository op, of abonneer je op het ontwikkellog via RSS.


5.33 – 2019-02-13 Table Optimizations 3.
5.32 – 2019-02-12 Table Optimizations 2.
5.31 – 2019-02-12 Table Optimizations.
5.30 – 2019-02-12 Added more 605 bad ips.
5.29 – 2019-02-12 Added more 1050 bots.
5.28 – 2019-01-17 Begin to show 403 Forbidden page to blocked bots.
5.27 – 2019-01-03 Improved Firewall Notifications.
5.26 – 2019-01-02 Improved Firewall Notifications.
5.25 – 2019-01-01 Improved Dashboard Notifications.
5.24 – 2019-01-01 Improved Dashboard Notifications.
5.23 – 2018-12-26 Added Firewall to Pro Version.
5.22 – 2018-12-16 Improved Performance.
5.21 – 2018-12-04 Improved Performance.
5.20 – 2018-11-30 Improved Performance.
5.19 – 2018-11-26 Improvement (dashboard-Layout).
5.18 – 2018-11-22 Improvement (dashboard-Layout).
5.17 – 2018-11-01 Improvement (dashboard-Layout).
5.16 – 2018-10-29 Improvement (dashboard-Layout).
5.15 – 2018-10-28 Stats improvement (graph).
5.14 – 2018-10-28 Included new dashboard.
5.13 – 2018-10-25 Minor bug fixed.
5.12 – 2018-10-25 Minor bug fixed.
5.11 – 2018-10-24 Improved Stats.
5.10 – 2018-10-22 Engine Improvements.
5.09 – 2018-10-11 Start Up Guide Improvements.
5.08 – 2018-10-07 Help Improvements.
5.05 to 5.07 – 2018-10-04 Help Improvements.
5.01 to 5.04 2018-09-21- Small improvements.
5.00 2018-09-14- Included IPs Table.
4.80 2018-09-04- Improved Help and design.
4.79 2018-08-08- Improved Help.
4.78 2018-05-07- Improved low memory checkup and warning.
4.77 2018-03-21- Don’t empty bots table when updated or restarted.
4.76 2018-03-20- Improved bot filter.
4.75 2018-03-13- Minor bug fixed in functions.php.
4.74 2018-03-13- Improved Security.
4.73 2018-01-05- Improved Security.
4.72 2018-01-05- Improved Security.
4.71 2017-12-23- Improved Help.
4.7 2017-12-13 – Removed Debug Notice.
4.6 2017-12-10 – Fixed Minor Bug when update Version to save disabled bots status.
4.5 2017-12-09 – Fixed Minor Bug in activate /deactivate bots.
4.4 2017-12-09 – Improved Security.
4.3 2017-12-07 – Improved Help.
4.2 2017-12-06 – Improved Security.
4.1 2017-12-06 – Internal development.
4.0 2017-11-02 – Created Premium Version with weekly database updates.
3.9 2017-10-31 – Improved speed, removed inactive bots from table.
3.8 2017-08-15 – Help and Feedback improved.
3.7 2017-06-06 – Improved Memory optimization.
3.6 2017-06-05 – Improved Start Up Guide and tested with WordPress 4.8
3.5 2017-06-01 – Add Memory Diagnose Tab.
3.4 2017-05-30 – Improved memory usage and replaced around 300 inactive bots with new actives.
3.3 2017-05-05 – Help text Improvements.
3.2 2017-05-04 – Help Improvements.
3.1 2017-05-03 – Force system to upload new bots
3.0 2017-05-02 – Add more than 1500 new bots bots
2.7 2017-04-12 – Feedback System Improvements
2.6 2017-04-04 – Plugin Management Dashboard Improvements
2.5 2017-04-03 – Night – We got some problem to upload version 2.4 to server, then, we decide created a new one.
2.4 2017-04-03 – Afternoon – Improved Management Panel and Security.
2.3 2017-04-03 – Morning – Start Up Guide Updated and security improvements.
2.2 2017-03-11 – Improvements at Help System and Navigation.
2.1 2017-01-24 – Improvements at bots table and Included help file (english).
2.0 2017-01-15 – Included Bad bot’s table online automatic update and My bad bots table merged with Bot’s table.
1.7 2017-01-05 – Help and get ip improvements.
1.6 2016-12-05 – Tested with WordPress 4.7
1.5 2016-08-16 – Removed Warning Message when WordPress Debug is true
1.4 2016-08-05 – Add Screen Options at bots table and readme.txt message was tested with WordPress 4.6.
1.3 2016-07-28 – Add column Num Blocked at Bad Bots Table. (How many times each bot was blocked)
1.2 2016-07-01 – Improved email notification system.
1.1 2016-05-27 – Add more than 700 new bad bots and included search featured at bad bots table.
1.0 2016-05-13 – Initial Release