RePress: a WordPress plugin for proxying around national firewalls

RePress is a new WordPress plugin that turns any WordPress site into a proxy that can be used to circumvent national firewalls, including the systems used in The Netherlands, Italy, Finland and other countries where The Pirate Bay is blocked.

The plugin is developed by the hosting company Greenhost and allows everyone with a WordPress blog to start a proxy for sites that are censored elsewhere in the world. As an example, Greenhost have setup a Pirate Bay and Wikileaks proxy.

“By adding this plug-in to your WordPress website it will start functioning as a proxy and uncensor any blocked website you’d like,” Greenhost explains. “The only thing you’ll need is a WordPress website and the ability to install new plug-ins. After that you can maintain a list of websites you’d like to keep open freely available on the web.”

WordPress Plugin Unblocks Censored Sites, Including The Pirate Bay


  1. I am in The Netherlands, the Pirate Bay is not blocked here. Ziggo and Xs4All are considering their options, possible going to apeal the judgement and the other providers have already told BREIN they will not block anything unless forced to by a court order. Wich would mean they’d have to sue all of them one by one, an unlikely situation.

    That’s a verry Dutch thing to do, make a law and then pretend it doesn’t exist. I look forward to the government signing ACTA and then not bothering to enforce it at all.

  2. Take caution if you are going to install this. It is an Alpha version and very unstable. I installed it and sure enough it nuked the entire blog. Quick way of fixing is to FTP into the file system and delete the “repress” folder in your wp-content/plugins directory. 

  3. Of course, this will only work until the firewall-wielding powers that be simply decide to add the entire WordPress domain to their blacklists. Which will happen.

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