IP Address Approval


The IP Address Approval system provides an easy way for you to Allow or Block access to your website to protect your site from unwanted visitors. You can use the IP Address Approval system on both Internet(public) websites and Intranet(private network) websites. This super easy to use editor gives you all the control you need without the hassle of having to write your own code.

Free Version:

  • Block IP Addresses
  • Block IP Address Ranges
  • Restrict Access on ALL Pages
  • Restrict Access on ALL Post Pages
  • Sites Covered: Use on 1 website

Pro Version:

  • Block IP Addresses and IP Address Ranges
  • Open or Close your website
  • If your website is ‘closed’ you can remain Open for IP Addresses and IP Address Ranges
  • Geo Locations: Use Geo Locations to allow or block access to your website.
  • Site Visits: View the IP Address, User Agent, the Page Visited and Time of the Visit.
  • Manage Site Visitors Log results
  • Block Proxy, VPN or Tor visitor connections
  • Redirect Proxy, VPN or Tor page
  • Block Hosting or Data Center visitor connections
  • Redirect Hosting or Data Center page
  • Manage Multiple Websites
  • Restrict Access on ALL Pages
  • Restrict Access on ALL Post Pages
  • Restrict Access on the Admin Login Page
  • Sites Covered: Add the IP Approval service to up to 10 websites.

Arbitrary Section

Please Note: You need to Create a User Account on our website https://www.ip-approval.com, and add your IP Approval Credentials to the Plugin, before it will work. This is done by an API (application program interface) to connect this plugin to our server at https://www.ip-approval.com. This is required.

Information we log in our database
– Blog Owners Name
– Username
– Email
– Blog ID
– Domain URL
– Current Theme Name
– WordPress Version
– Plugin Version

Explicit and Authorized Consent; By clicking the ‘Connect Account’ button on the IP Approval Credentials tab you explicitly agree to provide the Blog Owners Name, Username, Email, Blog ID, Current Theme Name, WordPress Version and Plugin Version to the IP Address Approval service. Note that this helps us troubleshoot any issues you may encounter, as well as verifying the API Connection.
To learn about our privacy policy, please visit: https://www.ip-approval.com/privacy-policy


  • WordPress Site Settings
  • Open/Closed, Allowed and Allowed Page Settings
  • Banned and Banned Page Settings
  • Proxy, VPN or Tor and Block Hosting or Data Center visitor connection Settings
  • Site Visitor Log
  • Site Visitor Filter and controls
  • IP Approval website settings view


  • Install using the WordPress “Add Plugin” feature — search for “IP Approval“. OR Upload the ip-approval zip file, and you can also manually install the plugin by adding the ip-approval plugin file folder to your plugins folder, /wp-content/plugins/.
  • Activate the plugin on the Plugin Page
  • Visit the “IP Approval” Settings page, found in the menu
  • Add your IP Approval Credentials
  • Customize the settings


Where can I get support or news about updates?

The best place for support is our Contact page or at the official support forum. You can also follow us on Twitter and on Facebook for updates and news.

Where can I see a demo of this in action?

A demo can be found here. Click the Demo Navigation Link on that page.

I’ve enabled the plugin, why isn’t it working?

Please make sure the WORDPRESS SITE SETTINGS > Enabled option is selected. Please make sure the Standard Pages option or Post Pages option is selected. Add the IP Address or GEO Location(if using the paid version) to the banned list, and save your changes.

What is the plugin license?

The basic plugin is released under a GPL license.


2022(e)ko abuztuaren 19(a)
What a great way to stop spam! My service is local only and the fact that I can restrict access to my country or state only (using the paid version) is so helpful to stop unwanted spammers!! Bonus, the fact that you can restrict access to the WordPress Login form for only my IP Address is great for added security!
2021(e)ko urriaren 14(a) 1 reply
Makes you sign up for an account on a 3rd party website instead of allowing you to just manage settings from the WP admin area. The website it sends you off to tries to make you use URL’s to send a user to when they are blocked instead of just allowing you to show some simple message like “access is blocked” The reason this gets 1 start is the 3rd party website signup which is completely unnecessary and feels like a data farming excuse and a reason to try and push to to buy a subscription to the “pro” version.
2020(e)ko uztailaren 26(a)
This plugin has saved us a lot of time and headaches, dealing with hackers and spammers! Thank you!
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“IP Address Approval” software librea da. Ondoko pertsonek egin dizkiote ekarpenak plugin honi.


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  • 2024-6-11
    • Bug Fixes: Minor bug fixes (loading spinner).


  • 2024-3-26
    • Changes: Added a Credentials Check. If your Credentials do not match what we have on our end, you will see a notice at the top of the Admin panel.
    • Changes: Ready for WordPress 6.5.


  • 2023-7-23
    • Bug Fixes: Catch instances where the User Agent is not provided.


  • 2023-7-23
    • Bug Fixes: We fixed a typo, no harm done.
    • Changes: Ready for WordPress 6.3.


  • 2023-3-20
    • Bug Fixes: We fixed a typo, no harm done.