This is a help tab that can be found on the WordPress admin dashboard, a custom plugin can have also contextual help that can be found on the rightmost part of the admin screen.
Ever since WordPress Version 3.0, every built-in Administration Panel has contained a contextual help section providing additional information to the user on how to navigate the various settings displayed in that admin panel. This helps WordPress keep the main part of the admin panel clear and concise by eliminating unnecessary text that regular users don’t need to see on a regular basis.
This article is about blocking IPs in Pantheon for sites using the WordPress CMS. Prevent unwanted traffic incidents that might result in site outages and billing overages.
Review the nginx-access.log.
Download the nginx-access.log on the LIVE environment. The logs can be accessed using SFTP or by using the provided script from Pantheon’s documentation. Be sure to combine all the logs for a day if the site plan has multiple application containers. Identify the IP that has the highest number of visits and verify it with https://www.abuseipdb.com/
Be sure to install the plugin WP Traffic Jammer that can be downloaded at WordPress.org https://wordpress.org/plugins/traffic-jammer. The plugin has a wp-cli command that can be used on a remote wp-cli call using Terminus. It also has a settings page to add a single IP or an IP range.
Block the IP using Terminus.
Use remote wp-cli via terminus to block the IP.
$ terminus wp <sitename>.<env> -- jam block <ip>
To unblock the IP.
$ terminus wp <sitename>.<env> -- jam unblock <ip>
Block the IP on the WordPress Admin Dashboard.
On the Admin Dashboard, you would see the left side menu, click “Traffic Jammer” and add a single IP or IPs, CIDR format can be also used for IP ranges.
Block the IP using a PHP Snippet
Use a PHP snippet that can be added to wp-config.php file. This offers an advantage since it would be triggered before loading all the plugins and themes.