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WordPress 5.0 is expected tomorrow, November 27th. And it brings some major changes. For those who may not be following the drama, the BIG change coming in WP 5.0 is the Gutenberg Block Editor. Gutenberg completely replaces the entire “Edit Post” screen for WP Posts, Pages, and any Custom Post Type for which block-editor is […]

This has been an incredibly productive year, with seven new WordPress plugins, a complete overhaul and redesign of my site Perishable Press, and now updates for my growing collection of free and premium WordPress plugins. And with the busy fall season quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to upgrade your plugins to all the […]

Trap bad bots in a virtual black hole with Blackhole Pro version 1.4! This latest version improves support for cache plugins, auto-imports data from the free version of Blackhole, updates the default whitelists, and brings lots of other improvements to make version 1.4 the absolute best. If the plugin license is active on your site, […]

Vanquish more bad bots with Blackhole Pro version 1.3! This latest version improves performance, adds some new features, and ensures compatibility with WordPress 4.9. 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 […]

Blackhole Pro enables you to customize the how the hidden trigger link is displayed on your pages. This tutorial shows you how to do it. Read more »

To protect your site against bad bots, Blackhole needs to check each request. It does this using the WordPress init hook. When running a plugin that caches pages, the init hook may not be executed. So depending on the cache plugin, Blackhole may be unable to check the request. This post provides updated information regarding […]

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Travel deeper into space with Blackhole Pro version 1.2! This latest version improves performance, adds some new features, and tests on WordPress 4.9 (alpha). All plugin owners can update Blackhole Pro automatically (if supported) in the WP Admin Area. Otherwise, members can log in anytime to download the latest version. Read more »

Deeper into space! Blackhole Pro version 1.1 now available in a galaxy near you. Actually you’ll get the update automatically via the WP Admin Area, if your site supports it. Otherwise, all members can log in and download the latest version. Blackhole Pro 1.1 fixes some bugs, adds some new features, and ensures compatibility with […]

Here is a quick guide that explains how to always allow (whitelist) other plugins when using Blackhole Pro or the free version, Blackhole for Bad Bots. This can help if you have plugins or services that require access to all links on the site (e.g., a plugin that scans for broken links). Read more »