BBQ Pro runs silently in the background, checking all incoming traffic and blocking any URI
requests that contain nasty stuff like
.exec(, and other malicious nonsense.
More than 100,000 WordPress users trust the free version of BBQ to help secure their sites. BBQ Pro takes firewall security to the next level with advanced protection and fine-grained control over every detail.
Block Bad Queries BBQ Pro protects your site like a boss: Strong firewall security Plug-n-play functionality No configuration required Fully customizable firewall Lightweight, fast and flexible
Super Easy Settings Enjoy easy-to-use, powerful settings: Option to send email alerts Quickly enable/disable rules Disable BBQ for logged-in users Block excessively long requests Redirect all blocked requests Display a custom message Set your own status code
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
BBQ Statistics Firewall security you can see: Hit counts for every pattern Measure your firewall’s success Fine-tune patterns and rules Dial in the perfect firewall Bar graph of all count data Supports advanced logging
BBQ Tools Brings sweet tools to the barbecue: Reset plugin settings Reset Basic Patterns Reset Advanced Patterns Reset Custom Patterns Reset plugin statistics
Customize Everything Fine-grained control over everything: Fully customizable firewall Edit any pattern as desired Remove or disable any pattern Add your own custom patterns Whitelist specific IP addresses
One-click Pattern Testing Customize, test, and measure: Test each pattern with a click Test links update while typing Visualize blocked requests Customize with confidence Save time and clicks
More Features BBQ Pro: Scans virtually everything » Scans the Request URI Scans the Query String Scans the User Agent Scans the IP Address Scans the Referrer Protects silently Is super blazing fast! Blocks SQL injection attacks Blocks executable file uploads Blocks directory traversal attacks Blocks user-ID phishing Even more reasons »
Wondering about the differences between BBQ free and BBQ Pro? In a nutshell: better security and more control.
|Strong firewall security||✓||✓|
|No configuration required||✓||✓|
|Works with SSL/HTTPS||✓||✓|
|Works on any WP-capable server (e.g., Apache, Nginx, Windows)||✓||✓|
|.htaccess NOT required!||✓||✓|
|Works great with Blackhole Pro||✓||✓|
|Fully customizable firewall||✓|
|Advanced firewall security||✓|
|Send Email Alerts for blocked requests||✓|
|Quickly enable/disable rules||✓|
|Disable BBQ for logged-in users||✓|
|Block excessively long requests||✓|
|Protect against xml-rpc exploits||✓|
|Block any IP address or range of IPs||✓|
|Protect against user ID phishing||✓|
|Redirect all blocked requests||✓|
|Display a custom message||✓|
|Set your own status code||✓|
|Complete inline documentation||✓|
|Statistics for blocked requests||✓|
|Tools to reset options and patterns||✓|
|Powered by 5G/6G Blacklist||✓|
|Add/edit/remove/disable any rules||✓|
|One-click pattern testing||✓|
Advanced WordPress Firewall Focused on Security and Performance.
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Developer, Designer, AuthorJeff Starr on Mastodon
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: