Geo Security: Country Blocking in Hide My WP Ghost Plugin

John Darrel
3 min readJun 5, 2024


As it is essential these days to have higher and higher security, we included the new Geo Security (Country Blocking) feature in the Hide My WP Ghost plugin.

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What is Geo Security?

Geo Security, specifically the Country Blocking feature, allows website administrators to restrict access to their websites based on geographic locations.

This means that visitors from certain countries can be blocked from accessing the site, thereby reducing the risk of malicious activities originating from those regions.

The Hide My WP Ghost plugin integrates this feature to provide an additional layer of security for WordPress sites.

How does Country Blocking it work?

The Country Blocking feature is user-friendly and can be easily configured within the Hide My WP Ghost plugin settings. Administrators can select the countries and paths they wish to block from a list.

Entire website country blocking

This feature allows admins to block entire countries or specific IP addresses within those countries. This flexibility ensures that you can tailor your security measures to your specific needs.

Path-based country blocking

With path-based blocking, the admins can specify the paths and subpath they want to restrict on specific countries. This is useful to prevent any registration or login process on specific countries. It can also be used to restrict shopping on specific countries.

Benefits of Country Blocking

By blocking access from countries known for high levels of cybercrime, you can significantly reduce the risk of hacking attempts, DDoS attacks, and other malicious activities. This proactive approach enhances the overall security posture of your website.

Reducing unwanted traffic from certain regions can improve your website’s performance. With fewer malicious requests, your server can allocate more resources to legitimate users, resulting in faster load times and a better user experience.

The intuitive interface of the Hide My WP Ghost plugin simplifies the management of blocked countries. Administrators can easily add or remove countries from the block list, ensuring that security policies remain up-to-date and effective.

How to Enable Country Blocking in Hide My WP Ghost

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Install and Activate the Plugin: Ensure you have the Hide My WP Ghost plugin installed and activated on your WordPress site.

Access Geo Security: Go to Hide My WP > Firewall > Geo Security and activate Country Blocking feature.

Select Countries: Choose the countries you wish to block from the provided list. For path-based blocking, add the list of paths you want to block for the specific countries.

Save Changes: Save your settings to activate the Country Blocking feature.


The new Geo Security feature in the Hide My WP Ghost plugin represents a significant advancement in website security.

With its easy configuration and powerful functionality, the Country Blocking feature is a must-have for any WordPress site looking to strengthen its security measures.

Embrace this new level of security and enjoy peace of mind knowing your site and business is protected against global hacker bots' attacks.