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Blackhole Pro helps keep your WordPress site safe and secure by trapping bad bots and blocking them from your site. This helps to keep spammers, scrapers, scanners, and other malicious nonsense away from your site, so you can save precious server resources for your good visitors. Blackhole Pro is built to be secure, fast, and flexible. To get started with Blackhole Pro, follow this quick-start guide.

Installation

First, install the plugin and activate the license.

For more detailed information about how to do this, here is a step-by-step guide to installing Blackhole Pro.

Note: Blackhole Pro includes complete inline documentation; click the “Help” tab in the upper-right corner of any Blackhole settings screen for more information. Also, here is the installing plugins guide at the WP Codex, just in case.

Usage

Here is an overview of how to use the plugin:

  1. Visit the License screen to enter your license and enable the plugin
  2. Visit the “Robots Rules” setting and add the provided rules to your robots.txt file
  3. Visit the Blackhole settings page to customize any settings as desired
  4. Visit the Bad Bots Log to view and manage all blocked bots

That’s all there is to it. Once the plugin is active and configured, you can relax while Blackhole helps to protect your site against bad bots. It all happens automatically, silently in the background.

Pro Tip: Want to verify that Blackhole is working properly? Follow this guide.

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

Questions and Feedback

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