tinyShield – Simple. Focused. Security.


tinyShield is a security plugin for any WordPress site. It will monitor all incoming and outgoing connections to your site and block any malicious traffic that it identifies. It does this by tapping into our network of other WordPress sites that report malicious activity. Think herd immunity. The future of WordPress security is crowd sourced.

There are two subscription levels tinyShield can use. By default all installs have access to community features.

Community Features

  • Simple Interface
  • Focused On Protection
  • Crowd Sourced Blocklist
  • Manually Reviewed Lists
  • Automatic Brute Force Protection
  • Automatic User Enumeration Protection
  • User Defined Whitelist
  • User Defined Blacklist
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Support
  • Free For Life

Professional Features

  • Tor Exit Node Blocking
  • Geographical Information On All Visitors
  • Inclusive Country Blocking
  • Exclusive Country Blocking
  • Professional Comprehensive Blocklist
  • More coming soon…



This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/tinyShield directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->tinyShield screen to register and activate the plugin

Perguntas frequentes

How do I gain access to the service?

tinyShield is made up of two components – the WordPress plugin and our servers. The plugin will not function correctly without registering with tinyShield. Registration can be done directly from the Settings tab of tinyShield. There is no cost for the community version of our real time blacklist. You have the option to upgrade to our professional list and gain access to a more comprehensive blacklist.

What is crowd sourced security?

tinyShield watches and reports back some information from your site in order to improve our community and premium feeds. For each site that uses tinyShield, even using the community feed, they will contribute back to help the other users of tinyShield.

How much does it cost?

There will never be a charge for the community version of this service. The professional subscription, billed annually based on how many sites you want to protect, will not only help support the project but also, automatically give you access to our more comprehensive feed that is crowd sourced.

What performance impact will this have on my site?

In our testing, we have noticed no performance issues while using the plugin. If for some reason our servers are unreachable, the plugin will fail open. This means that if our servers are down for any reason, your site will continue to work and utilize the local cached lists.


While tinyShield collects information from your site, we only collect the offending IP address, failed user login attempts, and the site the attempt was made on (as you can see from examination of the code). These items are only logged to determine patterns. No information we collect will EVER be sold or given to third parties.

This section will always be up-to-date with all information that is reported back to tinyShield. Also, we encourage you to review our source code for accurate information.

Is tinyShield compatible with other security plugins?

While tinyShield does not cause any known conflicts with other WordPress security plugins, and can work well alongside them as an extra layer of protection. It takes a very targeted approach to just real time blacklists. There are however, some plugins that are known to cause tinyShield to not operate normally. They are listed below.

  1. wp-spamshield
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12 de Agosto, 2019
It's tiny because it's lean. The name does not describe the amount of safety net that it spread out over your site. It monitors all traffics in and out of your site but still user friendly. But the part that I really love is the blocklist. Once they are in, they can't get out so my clients' site protected forever from those that fall into the list. Not to mention, creator is very responsive. WIN!
14 de Junho, 2019
I was impressed by the long list of URLs that were blacklisted. I don't really know what I'm going to do with this information but I feel safer having this plug-in activated, watching out for malicious hits. It was also very easy to install, and seems to run very lightly.
11 de Junho, 2019
The tinyShield is really a wonderful option for securing your website! It is very easy to install and starts working right away. I wish that I would have had this wonderful plugin sooner! I highly recommend you get this plugin and watch it keep your website secure!
29 de Abril, 2019
Don't get confused by the name of the plugin "tinyShield" because, in reality, it does a huge favor for you and your online WordPress website. This plugin does a fantastic job locking your website traffic. Without even analyzing what other security plugins offer, I almost certain that tinyShield is the only one that gives you a full spectrum of inbound and outbound traffics monitoring. The UI is intuitive and easy-to-use so this plugin is the great addition to your arsenal of protection tools for your online properties (websites).
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Contribuidores e programadores

“tinyShield – Simple. Focused. Security.” é software de código aberto. As seguintes pessoas contribuíram para este plugin:


Registo de alterações


  • [!] notice – upon upgrading, your cached white and blacklists will clear themselves. permanent lists will be converted to the format
  • [+] added full support for ipv6 by switching the comparison method and storage of IP information both on the client and endpoints
  • [*] fixed a bug that would cause a site to not function if the server is handing out corrupt data


  • [+] added the ability to clear the permanent blacklist in rare cases, found under diagnostics on the settings tab


  • [+] added detection of multisite and prevents from activating. support will come
  • [+] added exclusive country block support (ie, block all but) – professional feature


  • [+] added the ability to block countries based on country codes – professional feature
  • [*] reworked the options save functionality to be more robust


  • [+] added the ability to block tor exit nodes – professional feature
  • [+] streamlined the premium subscription upgrade, will only show premium options to subscribers
  • [*] limited who can see notifications from tinyShield
  • [*] other minor bug fixes on endpoints


  • [*] added permission checking on option updating
  • [*] removed some old code


  • [*] bug fixes with the permanent blacklist


  • [+] added the navigation tabs as menu items
  • [] fixed a regression that would not block ips found in the local blacklist or remotely looked up *doh


  • [+] added support for reporting user enumeration – enabled by default


  • [+] moved tinyShield to top level menu with icon (svg to come later)
  • [*] fixed several php notices
  • [*] moved geo_ip information for whitelist to paid subscription only due to cost


  • [+] added a user defined permanent blacklist
  • [*] changed the flow of the list checker to be more fluid


  • [+] added the ability to disable tinyshield functionality without deactivating the plugin
  • [*] changed the way the block functionality closes out to let other plugins use the functionality
  • [*] moved options updating to admin_init to ensure we are always working with the latest option set
  • [*] fixed some php notices
  • [-] removed geo blocking until all countries can be added on an optional basis


  • [+] added the ability to check outbound connections to compliment inbound. if outbound connections are found being blocked, it means your site is infected…
  • [*] changed the expires column on the activity page to direction to identify outbound and inbound connections


  • [+] changed the expiration date on perm whitelist to date added for clarity
  • [+] will not check against any list if the user is logged in


  • [+] added the ability to submit multiple ip addresses at one time to the perm whitelist
  • [*] fixed an issue when removing and adding entries to the perm whitelist would cause an entry to be deleted
  • [*] addressed a couple of notices and errors on activation [thanks vasyl martyniuk]


  • [*] fixed an issue with options saving when updating plugin


  • [+] added the feature to block top attacking countries
  • [*] fixed a time expiration bug on the whitelist
  • [*] fixed a time sorting issue


  • [*] fixed a expiration bug where whitelist entries would be checked every 24 hours, it should be every hour
  • [*] adjusted the author/website information


  • [+] added the ability to clear locally cached lists in case of issues
  • [+] added the ability to report a false positive from the activity log
  • [+] added location information to whitelist
  • [+] added the ability to register a site directly from the plugin
  • [*] reworked the settings page to be more streamlined
  • [*] fixed a potential fatal error if a wp_error is thrown on checking against endpoint
  • [*] fixed some issues with timestamps not being correct on last access and expirations


  • [+] added the ability to store the last time an IP address attempted to connect to the site
  • [+] changed the “Allowed” and “Blocked” text to emojis to make things a little more visually pleasing
  • [+] server side: moved crawler detection right after whitelist check to avoid crawlers being blacklisted
  • [+] server side: added the addition of a new ip source list and also removed one that provided a lot of false positives


  • [*] adjusted the whitelist expiration from 24 hours to 1 hour. If an attacker is blacklisted it will be caught much more quickly now.
  • [*] fixed a few small bugs
  • [+] added the ability to turn off reporting of failed logins
  • [+] server side: added some additional sources for comment spam and web crawlers


  • [*] fixed a display bug on the perm whitelist tab
  • [*] fixed a date expiring bug when activating tinyshield for the first time


  • [+] added the use of list tables for better visualization of the data
  • [+] added the use of geoip data to show where blacklisted ip addresses are from
  • [*] adjusted the data that is sent from the tinyshield servers to allow for expansion in the future
  • [+] added the ability to manipulate the lists from the list tables (ie, move from one to another)
  • [+] server side: added whitelists to prevent msnbots, googlebots, etc from being blacklisted by false positives
  • plus more


  • clarified site activation errors to not be so generic


  • initial point release