Referrer Blocker

Downloads: 2196
Category: Plugin
Compatible with: GetSimple 3.1 - 3.3

Last Updated: January 18, 2016
Tags: referrer spam block
Author: HelgeSverre
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Support: Support Forum

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Plugin Description:

Referrer Blocker is a plugin that inspects the referrer of a website visitor, and checks it against a list of referrers that are known to be spammy and/or malicious, it will return a 404 not found error if the client's referrer matches any in the list.

The list of referrers is initally empty, but you can fetch a good list by clicking the "Fetch List" button in the top right of the plugins setting page, this list is fetched from

All credit for the list goes towards their contributors.


  • Add custom referrers
  • Whitelist IP addresses (bypasses referrer check)
  • English and Norwegian language
  • Adds a log entry when a user is blocked

Install Instructions:

  1. Download the plugin zip file.
  2. Unzip it into /plugins
  3. Activate it in the "Plugins" tab in your GetSimple CMS admin area.
  4. Done

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