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Forum : Requests & Feedback
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It would be nice if there were an option to locate the custom warning script OUTSIDE of the [current] theme directory, i.e., the
/wp-content/directory. This is really where it should go anyway, per contemporary WordPress standards. e.g.,
/wp-content/blackhole/warning-custom.php, but not — never; ever — in the plugin’s own folder (although that would be a viable “failsafe” in the event of not being found elsewhere. If the theme gets changed, albeit temporarily (like for debugging purposes), it might throw a ‘404’ depending on how you have it coded. In this way, the script would not be dependent on the activated theme in order to properly function.
Secondly, and of lesser import, you should also have an option to rename the “/?blackhole” to something else. Its too obvious and some bots might purposefully ignore it, learning from all the millions (!) of other sites that use this plugin. Some bots have a pretty sophisticated learning curve and if I were building one, I would certainly incorporate a “bad URL” word index of some sort into it.
“Geeking for over 57 Years!”
Hi Brian, thanks for the feedback. Definitely will consider your idea about locating the script outside of the theme directory. For the second idea, the Pro version of Blackhole already provides an option called “Custom Keyword” that enables you to change the “blackhole” trigger word. Check out the Help tab for more details, it is loaded with useful infos and tips.
Just to follow up with this, it now is possible to locate the custom script outside of the theme directory. Check out the popout box in this post for more infos. Thanks again for the feedback, Brian.
Hi! My friend.
Translation will destroy the plugin settings page style? When I translated half, I found that the Bad Bots page appeared to be a bit different.
Hey, after a few hours of investigation, I found that “Blackhole Pro” cannot be translated into Chinese characters, as long as this name is translated into Chinese characters, it will make the bad robot set the page deformation.
I want to help, but do not understand. Can you walk through an example of how to replicate the issue on default WP site? For example something like:
That will enable me to follow along and investigate asap. Thank you.
hi, I couldn’t express it clearly in words, so I decided to send you an email with screenshot instructions
Thank you, just sent my reply. Please check your spam folder if you don’t find it soon.
Instead of getting email alerts each time a bad bot is deterred, it would be nice to have the option to select a weekly summary instead. With multiple websites, I get too many alerts. I know I can turn them off, but it would be nice to be aware of what’s going on.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Hey there, thanks for the feedback. I think it’s a great idea and will see about implementing in a future update.
Awesome! Thank you.