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BBQ Pro helps keep your WordPress site safe and secure by blocking bad requests with a strong firewall. BBQ Pro is built to be secure, fast and flexible. It checks all incoming traffic and quietly blocks any URL requests that contain nasty stuff like eval(, base64_, and other malicious nonsense. BBQ Pro is fully customizable, giving you control over every pattern and rule. You can edit, remove, and/or add your own patterns via easy-to-use settings screens. To get started with BBQ Pro, follow this quick-start guide.

Installation

  1. Remove/uninstall the free version of BBQ (it is not needed)
  2. Download a zipped copy of BBQ Pro from Plugin Planet
  3. Unzip and upload the /bbq-pro/ folder to /wp-content/plugins/
  4. Visit the WordPress Plugins screen to activate BBQ Pro
  5. Visit BBQ Pro License to activate the license
  6. Visit BBQ Pro Settings to configure options

Notes:

Step 5 is optional; by default BBQ Pro works just like the free version of BBQ, silently protecting your site with no configuration required. To customize the plugin, visit the BBQ Settings and BBQ Patterns.

BBQ includes complete inline documentation; click the “Help” tab in the upper-right corner of any BBQ settings screen for more information.

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Usage

  • Install, activate, and done — no configuration required for basic BBQ protection
  • To configure plugin settings, visit BBQ’s “Settings” screen
  • To customize the patterns used to block bad requests, visit BBQ’s “Patterns” screen
  • To reset settings, patterns, and statistics, visit BBQ’s “Tools” screen
  • To enter your license and enable the plugin, visit BBQ’s “License” screen

Notes:

BBQ includes complete inline documentation; click the “Help” tab in the upper-right corner of any BBQ settings screen for more information.

Summary

BBQ Pro works out of the box with no configuration required. Once the license is activated via the License screen, you are all set. Nothing else needs done unless you want to customize settings and fine-tune the patterns that BBQ uses to block bad requests. At any time you can visit the Settings screen to configure settings, and/or visit the Patterns screen to enable/disable/add/edit any BBQ patterns.

After the plugin has been enabled for awhile, you will be able to check BBQ basic statistics via the Patterns screen. Next to each pattern is a simple bar graph that displays the number of times that the pattern has blocked a request.

To reset settings, patterns, and stats, visit the Tools screen.

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