Block Bad Queries

The fastest WordPress firewall plugin.

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BBQ Pro helps keep your WordPress site safe and secure by detecting and blocking bad requests. This helps to conserve precious server resources like memory and bandwidth.

BBQ Pro runs silently in the background, checking all incoming traffic and blocking any URI requests that contain nasty stuff like base64_, eval(, .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.

BBQ Pro - Block Bad Queries

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

BBQ Pro - Super Easy Settings

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

BBQ 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

BBQ Pro - BBQ Statistics

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 Pro - BBQ Tools

BBQ Tools Brings sweet tools to the barbecue: Reset plugin settings Reset Basic Patterns Reset Advanced Patterns Reset Custom Patterns Reset plugin statistics

BBQ Pro - Powered by 6G/7G Firewall

Powered by 6G/7G Advanced firewall technology: Powered by 6G Firewall Powered by 7G Firewall Powered by BBQ (free) Advanced firewall protection Powered by 15+ years of experience

BBQ Pro - Customize Everything

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

BBQ Pro - One-click Pattern Testing

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

BBQ Pro - More Features

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 »

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Free vs Pro

Wondering about the differences between BBQ free and BBQ Pro? In a nutshell: better security and more control.

Feature Free Pro
Strong firewall security
Plug-n-play functionality
No configuration required
Works with SSL/HTTPS
Works on any WP-capable server (e.g., Apache, Nginx, Windows)
Powered by 6G/7G Firewall
.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
Add/edit/remove/disable any rules
One-click pattern testing
IP whitelisting
No advertisements

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Advanced WordPress Firewall Focused on Security and Performance.


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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.

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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.



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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.

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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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