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Easily block countries, states / provinces, regions, zip codes / postal codes, and/or area codes from accessing certain areas of a Joomla website (such as login or registration) or the entire site while still allowing IP address / IP range exclusions (such as search engine bots). With our Joomla plugin, you are now able to block access to your website based on Geo-location information. Simply install the plugin, enter the areas you would like to block, and you're done. Blocked visitors will either see a basic textual block message or they will be redirected to another URL, both of which are configured in the settings

On the other hand, if you have a list of only approved countries, states / provinces, regions, zip codes / postal codes, and/or area codes, you may enter those to specifically allow only those areas and block all other areas.

Features:
- Block (or explicitly allow) access to the entire site or specified areas of the website (by entering a list of URLs)
- Enter any combination of countries, states / provinces, regions, zip codes / postal codes, and/or area codes
- Exclude IP addresses or range of IP addresses from being blocked using comma separated values, dash separated ranges, CIDR ranges, and wildcards
- External server look-ups mean you get the most up-to-date information without any manual updating or subscription fees
- By default, the plugin uses an external server to look-up geographic IP address location data which is updated once a month. The database is over 99.5% accurate on a country level and 79% accurate on a city level for the US within a 25 mile radius. This requires that your web server supports cURL on port 80 (most web servers do). The plugin also gives you the option of manually downloading the geographic IP location database periodically and uploading to your own server. However, the external server look-up is very fast, very accurate, and is adequate for most users.
- Works with CloudFlare

Compatibility:
The plugin has been programmed and tested with all versions of Joomla (1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2). Feel free to test in other versions of Joomla and report back to us so we can update our information. If you have problems with the plugin in other versions of Joomla and would like us to update the plugin for your version of Joomla, contact us.

Database Cost:
Optional access to the external server which looks up the geographic IP address location data requires a monthly payment of $5 per month (or $48 per year) per domain to cover bandwidth and server resources. If you choose to run the plugin using the local server option, you will need to obtain a copy of the GeoIP database (paid and free versions available) from MaxMind and periodically manually update it yourself.


Functionality

invaluable, the perfect evolution of ipconfig

Ease of use

easy and intuitive

Support

I need a customization and in a couple of days it was delivered... perfect

Documentation

excellent but what for? so easy to use...

Value for money

the best money spent in my life...

I used this to: We need our employees to visit our website without restriction if they are from the internal network; when they are out they must authenticate; in any other case it will be shown a redirection page

Functionality

I installed Geoblocker after I noticed suspicious traffic from countries outside our normal customer base. Works just as expected!

Ease of use

Initially a little tricky to install, but this was mostly user error :)

Support

Phenomenal support. Andrew did a remote installation for me after I ran into trouble. He's very responsive whenever I have questions.

Documentation

A video tutorial or screenshots would be helpful, but I'm a novice when it comes to plugins. Maybe others don't need as much documentation.

Value for money

For a more secure website and peace of mind, $5 a month is well worth the investment.

I used this to: Keeping my site protected from nefarious traffic.

I never write reviews... Good or bad, I just don't usually take the time to do so.



In this case, the excellence of the product and support I've received from GeoBlocker has given me no choice except yo write this quick review.



I was having security issues on my site and needed a quick fix to block an entire region. After downloading and installing this plugin, I instantly was able to block entire area codes with one simple click.



The developer of this plugin really impressed me. In my haste to get the product up and running, and due to my own failure to read the description fully, I was having troubles.



Support was extremely quick to respond back and forth via email at a late hour when most people would be kicking back and watching a movie with their family, or going to bed for that matter. They really went above and beyond for me and quickly solved my issues.



In summary...



The product itself is Excellent and very easy to install, setup and, use. Nice options for blocking countries, regions, zip codes, and area codes.



The product support is highly impressive. Prompt, personal support when needed was much appreciated.



Thank you again!


I needed to block prices for product within virtuemart for certain countries. As a starting point I took chose this extension. On request the editor Andrew Bucklin implemented my additional special feature overnight for a few bugs and it is working perfect !!! I can recommend this extension to everyone ! Great work !


We required a plug-in for our company website to restrict access to our purchasing area based on customer location.



The GeoBlocker plug-in seemed like the ideal solution and after a simple installation and configuration process we were almost set to go.



Due to the unique configuration of our web server we encountered a couple of errors. However after contacting support we were in an online meeting within minutes and they rewrote parts of the plugin to ensure compatibility with our web server, all while I watched.



The support provided for this plug-in is exceptional and the plug-in works exactly as advertised.


I am a nobody with Joomla and I tried an other Country Blocker extension before (not working). Now, as GeoBlocker also works on Joomla 3.1.1, I bought it, installed it and it just worked perfect, also for dummy users like me ;-). So I'm absolutely happy to have that extension running on my website. Congratulation to the programmers of that extension.


I submitted a question on a Friday afternoon requesting help on how to accomplish something. Turns out that it wasn't possible, but I received an email that Sunday afternoon indicating that the capability I had requested had been added.



The plugin works as advertised and the settings are clearly labelled. More than worth the cost.


This plugin is great. It works just as it is described. I have tested the plugin myself and had it tested from other countries. All tests pass with flying colors. Other IP blockers i have used in the past were just headaches. This one just works. The developer also gave me fantastic support on an issue i was having with a specific database file i downloaded. I highly recommend this plugin.


It works alright


Posted on 27 March 2012

I tested many plugins. The install was seemless. It could have a bit more options like a IP black and white list, but all works ok.

There was a small error in the how to manual about the upload dir for the .dat files of maxmind. Note that it is /plugins/system/GeoBlocker/GeoBlocker/lib



Enjoy this plugin!!



Regards,

Dan

Owner's reply: Dan,

Thank you for your review! We would like to bring to your attention that as of version 1.2, you can explicitly allow or block IP addresses or ranges of IP addresses.

Also, we fixed the bug in regards to the location of the MaxMind .dat file upload. As of version 1.4, it should indeed be placed in: /plugins/system/GeoBlocker/lib (as the manual also specifies).
Flexible Radio Player

Flexible Radio Player

Free | Streaming & Broadcasting | Tech Advantage
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71
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SHOUTcast and Icecast online web radio player for your website. Simple HTML5 code. Mobile device compatible. Skinable: customizable design / colors. Live stream audio, album art, and song artist & title. SHOUTcast and Icecast online web radio player for your website. Simple HTML5 code. Mobile device compatible. Skinable: customizable design / colors. Live stream audio, album art, and song artist & title. The Flexible Radio Player will allow you to embed your SHOUTcast or Icecast onilne streaming radio station into your website or mobile app for free. You don't need to be tech savy or a programmer and it will work on any web server. JOOMLA MODULE SUMMARY: This free Joomla module has many benefits. The Joomla module allows to to place the player on your website without having to hard-code HTML (which many times gets stripped or reformatted depending on the editor your are using). The Joomla module also allows you to easily switch between different skins without having to manually update the code by following the documentation. Finally, using the Joomla Update feature, you are easily able to take advantage of newly released skins without having to regenerate your unique embed code. (HTML5 embed code is also provided if you need to place the same player on a non-Joomla website or mobile application). PRODUCT SUMMARY: Compatible with all browsers, including mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Does NOT rely upon Adobe flash. Uses HTML5 to autodetect device type and device capabilities for greater compatibility. The audio stream, currently playing details such as the album art, artist name, and song title are processed by our servers and provided directly to your visitors. This means 100% compatibility with all websites AND ensures you web site / web server won't slow down or become overloaded as more people listen to your station. We are constantly adding new 'skins' / design formats and take requests for specific designs / layouts to make the web radio player match your website. Also, if you have any suggestions for improvement, let our support team know so we can implement these request in future releases. FEATURES: - Simple deployment: just install, enter unique license key, and publish! - Cloud hosted: no special server requirements and works on shared hosting environments - Displays Artist Name - Displays Song Name - Displays Album Cover Image - Play / Stop buttons - Volume control slider - Checks to see if streaming radio station is online before loading - Use it with multiple websites and applications
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GeoBlocker

Version:
1.9.2
Developer:
Tech Advantage
Last updated:
Feb 04 2015
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
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