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Welcome to the documentation for Blackhole Pro. Most of this information also is available in the plugin’s readme.txt file. Note that, if you are unable to locate the information that you are looking for, you can ask in the Support Forum or contact via email.

As of September 23rd, 2017, there are 22 posts published in the Blackhole Docs. Note that the Docs are a work in progress, with updated content and new information added as frequently as possible. Grab the feed to stay current with all the latest!

Blackhole Pro is a WordPress security plugin that detects and traps bad bots in a virtual blackhole, where they are denied access to your entire site. You can customize Blackhole Pro via the Blackhole Settings, and you can manage blocked bots via the Bad Bot Log.

Installing Blackhole Pro is just like installing any other WordPress plugin. After downloading the plugin zip file, you basically have two options for installing: upload via FTP or use the built-in WP plugin uploader/installer. Here are the steps for either installation method.

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 […]

Blackhole Pro automates the process of detecting, trapping, and blocking bad bots, spammers, scrapers, scanners, and all sorts of other automated nonsense. This helps keep your site secure, and helps save server resources for good bots and human visitors. To help manage the bots that are blocked from your site, Blackhole Pro provides a robust, […]

To help Blackhole Pro trap only bad bots, it’s important to add a couple of rules to your site’s robots.txt file. This post explains the details.

Blackhole Pro is equipped with robust inline documentation that is available via the “Help” tab on any Blackhole settings screen. The Help tab is your shortcut to complete information on each of the Blackhole plugin screens. The information provided below covers the settings and features that are included with Blackhole Pro, but it doesn’t go […]