Visitor Maps Extended Referer Field Plugin 8


The Who's Been Online grid's Referer column after it's been converted.

This WordPress plugin extends and depends on the Visitor Maps and Who's Online plugin by Mike Challis. This plugin alters the Referer column for the Admin's Who's Been Online grid, so it displays the referring host name followed by the search string, if there is one. It also prevents long URLs from expanding the grid too wide for viewing. There are no settings required.

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  • Robert Wagner

    My wordpress site crashed, and just before it crashed I saw the message below.  Please advise!  Thanks!!!

    Warning: ereg() [function.ereg]: REG_EMPTY in /home/content/76/5945076/html/blog/wp-content/plugins/visitor-maps-extended-referer-field/visitor-maps-extended-referer.php on line 41

  • Hi Robert, this was unfortunately a bug in version 1.0.8, which is fixed in later versions.

    This error is easily fixed by deleting “deny from ” from the end of the file, “.htaccess”, which is located in the root WordPress directory. Then, update the plugin to the latest version from the Dashboard.

    I apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Patrick

    This plugin has worked in the past but I’m adding it to a new site and it seems to be blocking everyone now when I ban an IP Error 403 – Forbidden. Here is what it is putting in the htaccess file.
    # END WordPress
    # BEGIN Visitor Maps Extended
    # BEGIN banned ips
    order allow,deny
    deny from
    deny from
    deny from
    allow from all
    # END Visitor Maps Extended

  • Patrick

    Also I’m using WordPress 3.8.3 with a Parament theme. This has also happened on a Twenty Eleven theme. I’m using the lastest version of your plugin.

  • John Barrington

    I’m here in the USA, but I see that I get a ton of visits from Russia and China. I guess they could simply be bots, but since the nature of my website will ever have any real purpose to deal with people from some foriegn countries like those, and they appear to be some of the primary ones wanting launch an attack, I was wondering if there was a way to automatically “ban” anything from an IP that starts off with the first sets of IP numbers? For example, many IP addresses from China start off with, so I would like to do a ban on anything that starts off with the IP portion of 202.46., or just anything with the leading IP of 202. Is there any sort of wildcard setting that I can use? If there isn’t a wildcard setting to do this, are there any future plans to do this?

  • 202.46. would be the correct format. So, any IP that matches the criteria would be banned.

  • John Barrington

    Thanks for the reply, Jason. That worked! 🙂

  • No problem.

    You can specify denied IP addresses in the following formats: Single IP Address Range Implied Range CIDR Format

    10. Implies 10.*.*.*