BBQ Pro version 2.0 now available! BBQ Pro 2.0 adds new patterns for “Request URI” and “Query String” vectors. BBQ Pro 2.0 also updates the default set of whitelisted IP addresses and improves some miscellaneous details under the hood. If the plugin license is active on your site, you should see the new version available for upgrade in the WP Admin Area. If you own the plugin but do not have it activated, you can log in to the Members Area and download the latest version.

New BBQ Patterns

BBQ Pro 2.0 brings a collection of new patterns. To enable them, visit the “Tools” menu and enable all options under “Reset Patterns”. Then click the “Reset” button. Note that this will reset all patterns and stats. Here are the patterns that have been added:

Basic → Request URI


Basic → Query String


Other Improvements

Further improvements made to BBQ Pro 2.0:

  • Updates default set of whitelisted IP addresses
  • Updates info in plugin Help tabs on settings page
  • Replaces with
  • Disables error logging of invalid IP addresses
  • Renames the “Patterns” menu to “Firewall”
  • Adds rel="noopener noreferrer" to blank targets
  • Regenerates default translation template

Additionally, plugin documentation was updated, and testing was performed on WP versions 4.9 and 5.0 (alpha). Also, new tutorials and docs are posted here at Plugin Planet. See the plugin’s readme.txt file for more details and complete Changelog.

Thank you to those who contribute with feature suggestions and bug reports!

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