User Blocker WordPress Plugin Help Document

Introduction

We appreciate your decision of using our User Blocker Plugin. Thanks you for using an User Blocker plugin for WordPress.

This document is written very carefully by keeping the mindset that it should be easy understand for Beginner to Advance user or developers. We have divided this document in 3 main sections.

1) Getting Started : This section will very help full for introduction and understand how the plugin works.
2) Detailed Document : This section explains everything about User Blocker with every settings.
3) Other : This section provides information about miscellaneous items like plugin features, support etc.

If you have any query that is beyond the scope of document, please feel free to contact us at support@solwininfotech.com

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Installation

1. Installation Via WordPress Admin Area

  1. Step 1. Log into your WordPress admin area.
  2. Step 2. Click on the left plugin menu.
  3. Step 3. Now at the top you can see the Add New button, click the button.
  4. Step 4. Again at the top you can see/view Upload Plugin button, click the button.
  5. Step 5. Now upload the plugin zip file (user-blocker.zip) that you have downloaded from wordpress.org. After upload, install the zip and click on "Activate Plugin".
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2. Installation Via FTP

  1. Step 1. Download User Blocker plugin zip file (user-blocker.zip) from wordpress plugin directory
  2. Step 2. Extract Zip file. It will create "user-blocker" folder with all plugin files & folder inside it. (Remember the extracted folder path)
  3. Step 3. Using your FTP program, upload the non-zipped plugin folder into the "/wp-content/plugins/" folder on your server.
  4. Step 4. Go to Dashboard » Plugins » Installed Plugins and find User Blocker Plugin from the list.
  5. Step 5. Click on Activate to the active User Blocker Plugin.

Block User By Time

Step 1. Go to Dashboard » User Blocker » Block User By Time

It will block user by time (shown in below image)

user block by time
  • Select User/Category : Filter users by its username (default) and role (shown in below image). search by block user role
  • Select Role : Filter users by its role (shown in below image). search user by role
  • Search : Search users by its username or email or first name.
  • Action : It will update the selected user block time and block message (shown in below image).
  • Block Time : It will set the block timing of selected user.
  • Block Message : Customize message for the blocked user. If you don't type the block message, then its default message is "You are temporary blocked."
update block user by time

Block User By Date

Step 1. Go to Dashboard » User Blocker » Block User By Date Block user by date
  • Action : It will update the selected user block date and block message.
  • Block Date : It will set the block date of selected user.
  • Block Message : Customize message for the blocked user. If you don't type the block message, then its default message is "You are temporary blocked."

Block User Permanent

Step 1. Go to Dashboard » User Blocker » Block User Permanent User Block permanent
  • Action : It will update the selected user block message.
  • Block Message : Customize message for the blocked user. If you don't type the block message, then its default message is "You are temporary blocked."

Blocked User List By Time

  1. Step 1. Go to Dashboard » User Blocker » Blocked User List » Blocked User List By Time
  2. block user list by time
  3. It will show the all blocked user list by it's time.
    • Select User/Category : Filter users by its username (default) and role (shown in below image).
    • Select Role : Filter users list by its role.
    • Search : Search users list by its username or email or first name.
  4. reset block user list
  5. You can also Reset the blocked user(shown in above image).

Blocked User List By Date

  1. Step 1. Go to Dashboard » User Blocker » Blocked User List » Blocked User List By Date
  2. block user list by date
  3. It will show the blocked users list by it's date.

Blocked User List By Permanently

  1. Step 1. Go to Dashboard » User Blocker » Blocked User List » Blocked User List Permanently
  2. block user list permanently
  3. It will show the permanently blocked users list.

Blocked User List

  1. Step 1. Go to Dashboard » User Blocker » Blocked User List » Blocked User List
  2. block user list
  3. It will show the all blocked users list.

Other




Plugin Features

Translation

User Blocker plugin is language compatible, thus can be translated into multiple languages. You can use POEdit plugin for translation.

  1. Step 1. Install Poedit tool and open it

  2. Step 2. Open .POT file from /wp-content/plugins/user-blocker/languages/ that you want to translate

    Open .pot file
  3. Step 3. Now, click on "Save"

  4. Step 4. Then one popup will be appear and then enter your Language code ( Ex :- "ca_CA" for English (Canada)) in language option

    Translation property
  5. Step 5. Then select source path tab and you have to modify this path to full path of your plugin that you want to translate.

    Select path
  6. Step 6. Then press ok button.

  7. Step 7. Then give file name like this user-blocker-ca_CA.po for English (Canada) language.

  8. Step 8. Then save file inside language folder in plugin that you want to translate and all strings are appear in your poedit editor

    POT file
  9. Step 9. Select your string that you want to translate and in bottom side there are two options one is Source Text and another one is Translation

    Translate string
  10. Step 10. Source Text keep as it is and in Translation section enter your translated string of selected string that you want to translate and then save it.

  11. Step 11. Repeat step 10 untill your all strings to be translate.

  12. Step 12. Now you will get two separate files – a .po file and a .mo file.

    Note : When you save the files, you must name them according to your language code. Find a list of language codes at WordPress in your Language. For example, the language code for English (Canada) is ca_CA, so you would save the translated files as ca_CA.po and ca_CA.mo.

    PO MO file
  13. Step 13. Then go to wp-config.php file then enter the below code.
    define('WPLANG', 'Your language code'); for Ex.(ca_CA for English (Canada)) then save it.

  14. Step 14. Select language from admin side, Go to Dashboard » Settings » General in that check Site Language options.

    Select language
  15. Step 15. Check language prefix in front end, view HTML.

    Language prefix
For more about translating WordPress themes please visit the following link : https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/functionality/localization/

FAQ

1. Can I block any user by time or date based?

Yes, User Blocker plugin gives you ability to block any user with specific time and date frame.

2. I want to block users which have same user role, How can I do this?

Go to User Blocker page and select "Block Users By Time" tab and then select Role option with ‘Select User/Category’ dropdown. Now, you have list of user roles. You can select any of them, set block time and message and hit on "Block Role" button.

3. Can I change the message a disabled user sees?

Yes, there is an option in backend as admin can update the message for disabled user.

4. Can I set individual block message for all blocked users?

Yes, admin user can set individual block message for all blocked users.

5. Apart from Admin who can unblock user?

Only Admin user have right to unblock blocked user.

5. If there are more than one Admin users then how will work?

All admin users have same rights to block and unblock user by available categories.

Update User Blocker Plugin

You can update User Blocker Plugin using 1 of the two ways below

Thank you for using User Blocker Plugin!

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