How to block WordPress Automatic Plugin from scraping your site?

WordPress Automatic Plugin can be used to import from almost any website to WordPress. While there are many good use-cases, some people use it to steal others work which we don’t encourage and ask anyone to use the plugin in the way that helps them automate legal work and make sure that the source site already tolerates that

There are many ways to block a script generally from accessing your site, we will show one of them here which is using WordFence plugin to block the user-agent used by our plugin

1- Setup WordFence security plugin

Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan

2- Visit FireWall-> Blocking -> Custom Pattern

3- Add the useragent used by the plugin to scrape the site and a reason then click the block button

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/83.0.4103.116 Safari/537.36

our opinion: There is no 100% way to block others from copying your content while you better focus on creating your content and ignore about others copying it because if your site is already valuable for others, Google will rank you higher than anyone who would copy it just like all authority sites you know and visit daily, they just don’t care.

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