MaxMind Geolocation Database (2020/02/05)

Feature Change, News, v4.3

Using the "California Consumer Privacy Act" as an excuse, MaxMind have decided to make it far more difficult to use use their geolocation databases; quite how the CCPA applies to a country database is beyond me, but that's what they've done.

Put simply, you now need to register and then get a license key. WPf2b v4.3 adds support for this new inconvenience, and v4.4 will add support for a database that doesn't require registration.

See the MaxMind blog for their PR version.

Changes to Multisite Support (2020/01/16)

New Feature, News, v4.3

WPf2b v4.3 now fully supports multisite networks in both the Free and Premium versions.

The biggest change is that WPf2b is now a "network-only" plugin; in other words, it can only be activated at the network level. Previously you could activate WPf2b for individual sites, which frankly made no sense at all.

For the Free version this has no effect beyond individual site admins no longer being able to see the WPf2b settings, but for the Premium version there are two important changes:

  1. it requires at least a Silver license,
  2. it requires only one license for the whole network

If you're an existing Bronze user with a network, contact me and I'll bump you to Silver for the year.

Release 4.2.7.1 (2019/09/30)

Free, Premium, WPf2b

  • Fix error when blocking user enumeration via oembed (h/t @wordpressfab).

Release 4.2.7 (2019/09/24)

Free, Premium, WPf2b

  • Fix error when blocking user enumeration via REST.
  • Fix buttons on Settings tabs.

Release 4.2.6 (2019/09/23)

Free, Premium, WPf2b

  • Add support for Remote Tools add-on.
  • Add support for the new ClassicPress security page.
  • Improved blocking of user enumeration.

Release 4.2.5.1 (2019/09/16)

Premium, WPf2b

  • Fix premium activation issue with PHP < 7.0.

Release 4.2.5 (2019/07/15)

Free

  • Properly fix PHP 5.3 support; tested on CentOS 6. Does not support any UI or Premium features.
  • Fix potential issue with WP_FAIL2BAN_BLOCK_USER_ENUMERATION if calling REST API or XMLRPC from admin area.

Release 4.2.4 (2019/06/23)

Free

  • Add filter for login failed message.
  • Fix logging spam comments from admin area.
  • Fix Settings link from Plugins page.
  • Update Freemius library.

Release 4.2.3 (2019/05/22)

Free

  • Workaround for some versions of PHP 7.x that would cause define()s to be ignored.
  • Add config note to settings tabs.
  • Fix documentation links.

Release 4.2.2 (2019/04/20)

Free

  • Fix 5.3 compatibility.