Banhammer Pro

Drop the Hammer.

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Banhammer Pro is a WordPress security plugin that enables admins to monitor traffic and ban any target with a click. So you can protect against threats and increase site security.

Banhammer Pro brings awesome new features like whitelisting, bot detection, and editable targets. Plus, Banhammer Pro is lightweight, fast, and easy on resources. Perfect for the best WordPress sites.

Protect your site against enemy hordes!

Banhammer Pro gives you full control of site access. Visit the Armory to monitor traffic and track suspicious visits. Find someone causing problems? Drop the Banhammer!

All banned, warned, and whitelisted targets will be locked in the Tower, where you can manage, view details, leave notes, or even show mercy and restore site access. You always are in control.

Banhammer Pro - Protect Your Site

Banhammer Pro Protect your site like a boss: Monitor traffic via Ajax-powered UI Warn, Ban, Restore, or Whitelist any target Target by IP, UA, user, request, or referrer Display custom banned message to targets Lightweight, fast and flexible Easy and fun to use!

Banhammer Pro - Choose Thy Options

Choose Thy Options Enjoy simple yet powerful settings: Quickly enable/disable plugin Disable protection for logged-in users Enable protection of the Login Page Enable protection of the Admin Area Custom Banned Response and Email Alerts Advanced settings for maximum control!

Banhammer Pro - Complete Inline Docs

Complete Inline Docs Get complete information with a click: Documentation on every screen Easy to access from the Help tab Get complete infos, tips, and more Keeps plugin pages nice and tidy Complete docs at your fingertips!

Banhammer Pro - Monitor Traffic

Monitor Site Traffic Monitor site traffic in the Armory: Complete Ajax-powered navigation Useful tools like jump, sort, search Enable/disable logging with a click View advanced data like POST and FILES Sound effects for Ban and Warn buttons Automatically clear logged data

Banhammer Pro - Manage Banned Targets

Manage Banned Targets Manage banned and warned targets in the Tower: Complete Ajax-powered navigation Whitelist, restore, warn or ban any target Edit/customize targets for greater control Customize ban message & add private notes Highlights current user in Armory and Tower Sound effects for Ban, Warn, et al

Banhammer Pro - Drop the Banhammer

Drop the Banhammer Customize the banned response: Customize the response code Customize the banned response Optional redirect for banned targets Email Alerts for banned and warned targets Smart bot detection Self-ban safety net

Banhammer Pro - Powerful Features

Powerful Features Fine-grained control over everything: Edit any target via the Tower Add private notes to warned/banned targets Email Alerts for warned and banned requests Choose the interval to clear logged data One-click restore plugin default options All collected data may be deleted easily Whitelist IPs, User Agents, and more Auto-import data from free version Manually add/block IP addresses

Banhammer Pro - Powerful Features

100% WordPress Security you can trust: Built with WP API Focused on security and performance Works great with any WordPress theme Works great with other WordPress plugins Developed by 10-year WP/security expert Fast and secure Clean code

Check out full screenshots of Banhammer Pro:

Free vs Pro

Wondering about the differences between Banhammer free and Banhammer Pro? In a nutshell: more features and more control.

Feature Free Pro
No configuration required
No .htaccess required
Works with SSL/HTTPS
Works great with Blackhole Pro and BBQ Pro
Ban any WP User or IP Address1
Ban any URI Request, Referrer, or User Agent1
Whitelist any IP Address or User Agent
View Cookies, POST Data, and FILES Data
Email Alerts for banned & warned requests
Display custom message to each banned target
Add private notes to warned/banned targets
Customize target strings for User Agents et al
Disable logging of banned, warned, et al
Smart bot detection
Paged results in Tower
User avatars in Tower
Self-ban safety net
No advertisements
1 Note: In order to ban something, it must visit your site at least once.

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Monitor traffic. Hammer the enemy.


Thanks for your interest in our plugins! Here you can learn more about the plugin and select a license that is best for your specific needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please send them directly via the contact form. All inquiries welcome!

Plugin Planet strives for excellent products and superior customer service. We continue to develop and improve our plugins toward utter perfection. Feature requests are encouraged. If you can think of a missing feature, let us know and we’ll do our best to hook it up.

Automatic Updates

Automatic Plugin Updates

As with plugins hosted at the WP Directory, our plugins are equipped for automatic updates from within the comfort of the WP Admin Area. All plugins include FREE upgrades for life.

Free Basic Support

Free Basic Help and Support

Basic support is included with every plugin purchase. This includes but is not limited to the Docs, Tutorials, Support Forum, and Email, where we’re always ready to help.

100% WordPress

Built with the WordPress API

Our plugins are built with the WordPress API. All plugin code is integrated with existing WordPress functionality to make them lightweight, flexible, extensible, well-optimized, and secure.

Banhammer Pro


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Refund Policy

Like all software, our plugins are intangible, irrevocable, digital products, so refunds generally are not provided. All sales are final, however every effort will be made to resolve any issues. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction.

Basic Support

Basic support is available via the Docs, Tutorials, and Support Forum. Log in to get help in the forum, or send an email for direct support.

Premium Support

Premium support is available with “Ultimate” licenses only and includes development support.


Developed by Jeff Starr and distributed by Monzilla Media (PayPal Verified). To learn more, visit his Developer Profile at


Licenses apply per WP install and are valid for the life of the plugin. Unlimited licenses may be used only for sites built directly by the purchaser; they may not be used in themes or other items sold by third-party sites (e.g., Themeforest).


A solid understanding of WordPress is recommended. The latest version of WP, or a version within three versions of the latest, is required.

Built with WordPress.


Jeff Starr

Jeff Starr

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Jeff Starr is a professional developer, designer, and author with over 15 years of experience. Jeff’s development work focuses on theme and plugin development, web security, and creating awesome sites with WordPress. He co-authors the book and blog, Digging into WordPress, and is the author of The Tao of WordPress, WordPress Themes In Depth, and .htaccess made easy. Jeff also runs his own web design company at Monzilla Media, and shares security and design tutorials at Perishable Press and WP-Mix. Check out his collection of free WordPress plugins and learn more about his favorite projects:

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