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iQ Block Country – MaxMind GeoIP Database Update

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  • Go to https://www.maxmind.com/en/account/login (Kurt has a free login for his personal email, other people can also set one up)
  • Click Download Databases
  • For the GeoLite2 Country database, click Download GZIP
  • Open your PC Downloads folder and find GeoLite2-Country_YYYYMMDD.tar.gz file
  • Windows:
    • Move it to a more convenient location, like C:\TEMP
    • Open an Administrator Command Prompt: Start, Windows System, right-click Command Prompt, More, Run as administrator
    • CD C:\TEMP
    • TAR -xf GeoLite2-Country_YYYYMMDD.tar.gz
    • That will create a new GeoLite2-Country_YYYYMMDD directory that contains the GeoLite2-Country.mmdb file that you want.
  • In the WordPress backend, open WP File Manager from the left toolbar
  • Click wp-content folder, then uploads folder
  • Click the Upload files button (floppy with green up arrow)
  • Select the new GeoLite2-Country.mmdb file from your PC
  • On the Upload files confirmation dialog, click YES to Replace old file with new one?
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