If you have been looking for a maintenance and configuration free, yet highly customizable strong web application firewall for your WordPress blogs and websites, install BBQ and forget about it.

Is BBQ Pro ‘enough security’. YES, I use other tools in htaccess, Firewall on my server, Fail2Ban etc. and of course using strong passwords, dynamic IP blocking and not using admin as a username — is there any reason to use other WordPress security plugins? They seem ‘bloated’, complicated and redundant. That is why I like BBQ Pro — simple and it works.

— Frank Gomez

BBQ is our firewall. It is extremely lightweight and is the best firewall solution I’ve ever used.

I just wanted to send a follow-up message to thank you again and to say how much I LOVE BBQ Pro!

— Brian Chamberlain

BBQ Pro is doing an incredible job blocking thousands of bad requests.

— Andrew W.

Banhammer Pro

BanHammer Pro works great for my client’s forums. The default spam plugins are not very useful and cause a lot of false positives. Banhammer makes tracking, banning and whitelisting users a breeze. It works in conjunction with Blackhole and BBQ to make a solid line of defense. It is extremely lightweight as well.

— Tank Shake

This is one of my go-to security extensions. All of the developer’s products (BBQ and Blackhole) that I have used are 1) easy to set-up, 2) very powerful, 3) perform as advertised, and 4) have an ounce of humor.

Aside from it being an excellent plugin that does exactly what is sets out to do, and well, Jeff Starr is star (pun not intended) in his field and provides first-rate customer service.

Blackhole Pro

Brilliant software, we only need it on two sites, but bought the developer license. Worth every penny! Thanks for taking the time to write such elegant software!

— Brian Jeremy Singer

Does what it says it will do, is consistent and reliable! (And we get to see the “bad bot” IP address and user agent). No troubleshooting, simple to use.

It does what it says it does. I love it. I recommend it to every wordpress web site owner. It has saved me so much time. My site’s users no longer get populated with fake accounts.

Since installing this plugin a week ago, it has nailed half a dozen bad bots. Site speed is up and best of all, spam comments are waaaaay down.

GA Google Analytics Pro

This worked for me and was easy to use, thank you. Great documentation too — perfect for an artist who’s not a web developer.

It’s simple, effective and easy to use, just enter your GA ID check the options that are best for you and you’re all set to go. You’ll be set in a minute. No complicated authorization using 3rd party (better for privacy). If you need something simple to set GA on your WP website this is a great choice! Can’t go wrong with it!

This developer really knows his stuff. A very easy to use plugin that saves a lot of time.

I liked it and highly recommend it for any basic WordPress user like me.

Simple Ajax Chat Pro

SAC Pro launched very recently and we’re still collecting feedback. For now, check out the link below to read some excellent user reviews for the free version of Simple Ajax Chat.


Your plugin keeps getting better and better! Thanks for your work on this. Ive definitely been recommending it to other developers.

— Neil Rowe

I. LOVE. YOUR. PLUGIN! The documentation never fails to amaze me and it gave me all the capability I needed to get things done. 100% fan. Amazing. =)

— Christine Chapman

This was also exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Jeff! This plugin is really solid — I can’t believe how many features and settings you offer. Well worth the money, many times over.

Wow, really blown away here. Not only is USP Pro a remarkably well-made plugin which is absolutely perfect for my needs, but Jeff has offered invaluable support, and really went above and beyond to help me integrate USP Pro with my project! You rarely find plugins of this quality, or support this helpful, anywhere else — so I’ll be definitely looking out for more from Plugin Planet in the future!

— Anton Kawasaki

I must say that I actually underestimated the power of this plugin. I was able to work with my site’s custom fields in complex ways necessary for my website. There’s even a helper plugin for people like me that have trouble playing around with a theme’s php files. To top it off, the support I’ve received from the author is superb; I personally have not received this level of support from any other plugin author. I definitely recommend this plugin to everyone. It’s the complete package!

— Scott

Free Version Works out of the box with no issues (6 STARS for perfection). After using the free version I purchased the Pro version and I give it (7 STARS for perfection Plus awesomeness!) also works out of the box with no problems! The Pro version is simply amazing, with lots more features. The docs are extensive and very well written covering every aspect, as well as brilliant Video tutorials too. Support is fast and brilliant, Jeff the plugin author is an absolute pleasure to communicate with, he is so helpful and so nice :)


Spent more time with USP Pro and find myself even more impressed with the power and array of features. I mentioned great support. That’s not just forums and getting questions answered. It’s training too. Go to youtube and type in “plugin planet”. You will find many USP tutorials on the Plugin Planet channel. They are short, to the point, and excellent. This is an outstanding WP Plugin.

Thanks again for creating this plugin — it’s much needed and this will really help to streamline our editorial submission process with our members. I’ve already had success with it and it’s saved us a tonne of time.

— Ian C

I have in fact gone a head and brought the Pro version and i must say its an awesome plugin! Extremely powerful, well coded, really easy to use! So glad i upgraded :)

— Thomas Renshaw

Customer Support

Never had such great experience with support!

— Miroslav Beslin

Let me say it again, you are amazing and I thank you so much. You have amazed me with the level of support. I’d like to tell the net about your astounding customer service.

— Marc

A friend of mine [...] told me that he has never received the kind of support, from any other product supplier, that even remotely compares to yours.

— Randy

Thanks For your Gold Support !

Thank you so much! You really provide the best support ever!

— L.E.

Jeff, you’re rocking my world with your speed. You win the who’s fastest with support contest. Thanks!

— Matt

I really appreciate such a good assistance. Enjoy both, your good service and your product.

— Sergey Semenov

Thank you, Jeff!!! Thank you for your patience. Great customer service! Glad I went pro.

— Adrian Martinez

You are amazing! I am quite flabbergasted by your customer support and your willingness to take on new challenges. That worked perfectly. Thanks so much for your help.

— H Thompson

Thank you for your great support.

— Junichi Saito

Thank you for your quick response! So far you’re getting in A+ in customer service. Fantastic! Did I mention you’re a great plugin author???

— Vernon Smith

Thanks — what tremendous support you offer — very impressed!!!

— Charlotte Craig

If you are considering this plugin, you should know that Jeff’s service and responsiveness to our questions was nothing short of AWESOME! He is better than 10/10 and yes, the plugin is great too :D

— David Wilks

I’m thank you so much for your detail explanation and tutorial support! U r really providing the best customer service I’ve ever tried. I’ll try them and will ask u if i got any more question, thanks again.

— Eddie Tang

Just want to say that this plugin is awesome and does everything I need it to. Thanks for your help again, best plugin support I’ve ever gotten.

— Isaac

I really appreciate all the help you have provided since I upgraded, you have been beyond patient! Your support is 5 star!

— Deidre Buck

Excellent wonderful customer service nothing but good things to say despite my technical issues best of luck to you.

— Ralph

Besides the awesome features of your plugin (no competition, believe me...) your biggest selling feature are your same day nearly instant replies.

— Enrique Flouret

Jeff, ‘You are the Best’ Thank you so much for all your help. That code worked perfect. [...] Thank You :)

— Craig Angus

I need to say that your documentation is the best of any of the plug-ins I’ve worked with. And I truly appreciate your support.

— Patty Hudson

I’ve purchased many themes and plugins and contacted many supports team but your support is THE BEST.

— Lula Melendez

You’ve thought of everything! Your documentation is the jam. Thanks again for your wonderful plugin!

— Mike B.

Your service is excellent.

— Leslie

Thank you for making me a better developer for my clients.

— Sarah

Thanks for a great product, and great support!

— Danny Kruger

Great support =)

— Warren

You will have a 5 starts for you excellent support service.

— Caro Manel