IP Lists Management is basically an essential method which you can use to review information concerning the blacklisted and whitelisted IP addresses and a very useful management tool.


This tool is available within the Shield Security Dashboard, under the IP Lists tab.


Note: Before you start using this, make sure that the Block Bad IPs/Visitors module is enabled.

How to use IP Lists Management tool (IP Lists section)

On how to use this tool, fully depends on your requirements. The options available are as follows:

  • Manage IP Blacklist - IP addresses that have tripped Shield defenses.
  • Manage IP Whitelist - IP addresses that are never blocked by Shield.

Manage IP Blacklist option

When the Automatic IP Black List System is set, and the number of offenses exceeds the specified limit, the unwanted visitors get automatically blocked from accessing the site - their IPs get blacklisted. 


Read here on how the offense limit works.

Read here on how the Automatic IP Black List System works.


When we want to review or to manage blacklisted IPs, we use IP Lists Management tool (IP Lists section). If there are no blacklisted IPs, the list will be empty.


The data available are as follows:

  • If the IP is blacklisted or not (this depends on the number of the offenses)
  • Number of offenses (your site access attempts)
  • Last offense time
  • The IP address
  • Date/Time of your site last access attempt
  • Time left before the IP get automatically removed from the blacklist
  • Add/Delete the IP from the blacklist

Note: You can also manually add IP address you want to blacklist. 

Read more about this here.

Manage Whitelist IP option

When we want to review or to manage whitelisted IPs (IPs that are never blocked by Shield) we use the same tool as for blacklisted IPs. If there are no whitelisted IPs, list will be empty, and you can add them manually if you want. 


The data available are as follows:

  • Whitelisted IP Address
  • Label
  • Date/Time of the IP being whitelisted
  • Delete the IP you don't want to be whitelisted, or add a new IP address you want to whitelist

Note: When adding a label for a new IP address, add anything you want - something you will easily recognize.


To add IP you want to whitelist, simply put IP into this field => add a label for it => and click a "plus" button to save. For example

We also recommend you to read the following blog article:

Automatically Block Malicious WordPress Visitors By IP Address


Note: You can also whitelist/blacklist an IP range. 

Read more about this here.