This plugin helps you to block users from different countries based on their ip address. This is open source application based on Joomla.
The cfBlockCountry is a Joomla plugin that can be used to block IP address from certain countries. For example if you want to block access of the site from any IP in United States you can use this plugin.
It only blocks access to website and not the admin interface so that if you accidently block your own country you can reset the country list
This plugin uses free DB from MaxMind (http://www.maxmind.com/app/geolitecountry). As per the MaxMind this DB is 99.5% accurate.
There are 2 options in the plugin, if you want to use geoip database from local server, you can select the Local option after installing the plugin. But before you select local option please upload geoip folder in the plugin zip file to /libraries/ folder of joomla installation.
If this operation is not performed and local option is selected this will cause error on Joomla and you may not be able to access joomla site unless plugin is disabled from DB.
Country Codes:This requires comma (,) separated list of Country codes that need to be blocked. For example US, IN, FR to block IP Address from United States, India and France. Get the list of country codes from here
Verification:External (default) or Local. External will use our Server to validate the country. We use latest Free DB from MaxMind http://www.maxmind.com/app/geolitecountry. In case you want to use local Verification you will need to install the geoip DB on your server. Please do not enable Local without installing the DB. (Refer below for installing the DB)
Message or Redirect: In case a user from blocked country accesses the site, you can display an error message or redirect them to some other site.
Text Message: This is the error message that will be displayed.
Site: You need to set url for the site where you want to redirect the user example http://www.CodeFire.in
This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind, available from http://www.maxmind.com.
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