Need a block a website on Google Chrome?
This is something you must do if you’re trying to be productive at some point. I temporarily block all social medias so I can concentrate on writing for TechiePaw.
In this guide, I’m going to share some of the ways you can use to block any website on Google Chrome from accessing. This might also be for parental purposes, but for me, this serves as a way to become more productive. 😉
There are a number of free Google Chrome extensions which makes the job so much easier and I have one called Block Site which makes the process so much easier.
You could just install and start adding the sites you want to block, and “bim-bada-boom!“, it’s done. 😛
How to Block a Website on Google Chrome?
The simple and easy way is by using an extension which takes less than a minute to download and install on Google Chrome.
As I said, I love the extension called Block Site which is totally free. In my opinion one of the best extensions for blocking a website.
If you want to block a website permanently, I’ll soon be writing a guide on blocking a website from Windows itself which is damn easy! 😉
1. Use Block Site Extension
Block Site is an extension by Wips.com and probably one of the easiest to setup. After installing the extension or add-on, you can start adding websites on your black list.
One of the biggest features of Block Site is the uninstall protection. This means your kids won’t be able to uninstall the extension without a password.
For me, the scenario is completely different because I’m solely targeting productivity. So, once I have blocked all the social media websites, I can easily focus on my work.
How to Block Websites Using Block Site?
To download Block Site extension, you can just click on the download button just above. Now to install the extension, just click on “Add to Chrome“.
Here’s how to use Block Site to stop any website from being access locally for Chrome only.
- Go to Block Site options.
- You can find the above options to add any website to the block list.
- Type any domain such as “facebook.com” or “twitter.com”.
- Click Add Page button, and bim-bada-boom!
2. Use StayFocusd Extension
StayFocusd is my another favorite extension for good reasons. This Google Chrome extension has a feature which allows you to set a limited amount of time for any particular website every day. For instance, it can also block a website completely if you want.
I don’t allow myself to use Facebook more than 10 minutes a day to avoid any distractions. So, let’s see how you can leverage this tool as well. 😉
How to Block Websites Using StayFocusd?
To download StayFocusd extension, you can just click on the download button just above. Now to install the extension, just click on “Add to Chrome“.
Here’s how you can block any website on Google Chrome or limit your usage time. 😉
- Go to StayFocusd options.
- You can find the dashboard.
- Go to Blocked Sites (listed on the left side).
- Add any website you want to block.
3. Use Nanny for Google Chrome
The Nanny for Google Chrome is one of the sleeper extensions. Its old user interface is pretty old as well as the plugin itself. But you can’t deny, this extension packs the most features in an ugly bundle.
You can set a limit to the time you can visit a website daily or how many days a week, and you have three options for blocking a website. You can either show a warning, redirect to another site or automatically close the tab. 😀
How to Block a Website using Nanny for Google Chrome?
To download Nanny for Google Chrome extension, you can just click on the download button just above. Now to install the extension, just click on “Add to Chrome“.
Here’s how you can start blocking and controlling how you can access different websites using this extension. 😛
- Go to the dashboard options.
- Click on the Blocked URLs tab.
- Type the websites one by one.
- Then save URL.
These are some of the best ways to block a website on Google Chrome. I personally use ‘Block Site‘ extension to avoid social media while trying to become more productive. If you’re trying to block websites for parental reasons, then Block Site is perhaps the best.
Since you’re getting the uninstall protection, how much your kid tries, he’s gonna be unsuccessful. However, I love using these extensions for boosting my productivity in the morning.
That’s how to block a website on Google Chrome using some dope extensions which is too easy. It takes less than 2 minutes and can save lots of time afterward once you have got rid of the distractions.
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