Browser Blocker WordPress Plugin

With the advancement of technology and browsers that have left many old issues behind them Browser Blocker has basically run its course. As a result we have no plans to release a new or updated version of the plugin.

The Browser Blocker Plugin puts the power in your hands to control what browsers(versions) can access your website content and which ones cannot. For the browsers(versions) that you block, the user has control over the splash screen that their clients receive. There is a “simple” mode for those who just want to block some browsers with the default settings, and there is an “advanced” mode for those who want to have a little more control over what is displayed to their clients. Download on

This plugin utilizes the Browser detection library that was built by Chris Schuld A big thanks to him for his major contribution.

A big thanks to for creating the Web Browsers Icon Set that is used with the plugin. See more of their icons…

Another big thanks to Yuske Kamiyamane for the use of many of his Fugue Icon set icons throughout the Plugins Administrator, Please visit his website.


How do I set it up?

The link to the plugin page will appear in the “Settings” admin menu. By default the “Simple” options page appears, go ahead and select “enable”, then determine what versions of browsers that you would like to block from accessing your website.

Once you have entered in a browser version click the green “+” icon to add it to the list.

After you have added entries for all of the browser versions that you want to block, save the settings and your site will immediately start blocking those browsers.

Help!, the plugin is now blocking browsers that I did not intend

Browser blocker uses a php based browser detection library, and it does it’s best to identify the browser and version that are visiting your site, but sometimes it can give false positives.

If you are receiving this sort of an error, you have 2 courses of action, First you can try clearing your settings and set them afresh to see if that resolves your issue, or you can disable the plugin all together.

If for some reason you have blocked yourself from your website, you can disable the plugin by changing the plugin’s folder name in your wordpress plugins directory ‘/wp-content/plugins/browser-blocker’ to be something else ‘/wp-content/plugins/browser-not-blocker’ or something similar, and this will disable the active plugin.

What if this plugin doesn’t do something that I want it to?

Drop me a line and I will work on getting it added.