BBQ Pro Tuts
BBQ Pro is built with technology derived from my 5G/6G Firewall. So I get a lot of questions from users who want to know more about the differences between 5G/6G and BBQ Pro. This post rounds up all those FAQs to help make everyone’s lives a little bit easier.
In this tutorial, we’ll walk through some examples showing how to block spam and other bad requests by adding custom patterns. These examples are taken from real life questions sent in by BBQ Pro users. So grab your favorite beverage and follow along!
BBQ Pro makes it easy to block any IP address, or even a range of IP addresses. This tutorial shows you how to do it.
This tutorial explains how to block user-ID phishing (aka, user enumeration), which is what happens when bad actors scan your WordPress-powered site for user IDs. Any discovered user ID information can be used to facilitate a brute-force login attack. Fortunately user-ID scans are trivial to block, either with .htaccess or with a few clicks with […]
This Plugin Planet tutorial explains how to go about identifying and resolving any false positives that may happen when using BBQ Pro.
BBQ Pro provides strong firewall security out of the box, and also makes it easy to enable advanced and custom protection. This quick tutorial explains how to use BBQ’s Custom Patterns to block any sort of nuisance request from accessing your site.
As of BBQ Pro version 1.3, it is possible to log the details of blocked requests by hooking into the scan() function. This tutorial explains how to get started and provides a free logging plugin to help you go further with logging requests and sending email alerts.
To test any defined pattern, click on its “Test” button. Doing so will make an URI request that includes the defined pattern (opens in new tab or window). This increases the pattern count and enables you to see exactly what happens when the pattern is included in a request.