BotBlockX is based on Alex Kemp's classic bot-blocking routine. I have rewritten it for MODX Revolution and added a few tweaks, but the heart of it is Alex's original code.
The default install of this plugin will block badly behaved bots (both slow and fast), while leaving good bots like Google alone. Bad bots will also be noted in the log file.
BotBlockX creates a lot of files in the block/ directory, but they are all zero-length files so they shouldn't count as resources on your site. This is possible because of Alex's ingenious use of the files' modification time and access time to store information about the visitor's behavior. Both the block/ directory and the logs/ directory are placed directly under the MODX core directory to speed up access time.
Install with Package Manager.
See the tutorial at Bob's Guides.
- First seen
- Supported databases
- Minimum MODX Requirement
|2022-04-15 (1 year ago)
|2019-08-04 (4 years ago)
|2015-03-04 (8 years ago)
We've also seen 2 unverified versions of BotBlockX in use, but don't list those as we've been unable of confirming they are official releases from an official source.