Website Scripts And Cloud Tutorials

Last updated on November 18th, 2015 at 04:03 am

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1 – Protect your WordPress blog from hotlinking

Hotlinking is the use of an image from one site into a web page belonging to another site. Many bloggers are hotlinked, and have their bandwidth used on another websites. This very helpful code will protect your WordPress blog from hotlinking.

RewriteEngine On
#Replace ?mysite\.com/ with your blog url
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(.+\.)?mysite\.com/ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
#Replace /images/nohotlink.jpg with your "don't hotlink" image url
RewriteRule .*\.(jpe?g|gif|bmp|png)$ /images/nohotlink.jpg [L]

Source: How to protect your WordPress blog from hotlinking

2 – Allow only your IP adress on the wp-admin directory

Excepted the case of a collaborative blog, only you should be allowed to visit the wp-admin directory. If you have a static IP, this code will do the job.
All you have to do is to enter your static IP adress on line 8. Note that you can add more IPs if needed, by creating a new line with: allow from xx.xx.xxx.xx inside.

AuthUserFile /dev/null
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
AuthName "Example Access Control"
AuthType Basic
<LIMIT GET>
order deny,allow
deny from all
allow from xx.xx.xx.xx
</LIMIT>

Source: Protecting the WordPress wp-admin folder

3 – Banning a WordPress Spammer With .htaccess

You know it, spam is very annoying. In the case of a particular person/bot spamming you, you can easily avoid it by blacklisting the IP.
Simply replace the IP adress on line 3 by the spammer’s IP. You can add more spammers by creating a new line with deny from xxx.xx.xxx.xxx inside.

<Limit GET POST>
order allow,deny
deny from 128.45.226.121
allow from all
</Limit>
Source: The easiest way to ban a WordPress spammer
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