Wildcard support in Blokada

What are wildcards?

Some blocklists use wirdcards to block all subdomains for a domain. Wildcards look like this:

*.example.com

The asterisk (*) means that anything can replace it, and hence, in this example, any subdomain of the domain example.com will be blocked. Examples of domains that would be blocked:

news.example.com
something.else.example.com
example.com

Please note that the wildcard can only be placed as a prefix (before the domain), and only one wildcard is supported per entry.

Which versions of Blokada support wildcards?

Blokada 4 supports wildcards for a long while now. It needs to be manually activated under the Advanced Adblocking option menu. It supports adding blocklists with wildcards, or even adding your own entries with wildcards. Learn more about advanced adblocking here.

Blokada 5 for Android supports wildcards starting with v5.11. There is no need to enable this feature, it will be automatically enabled for blocklists that contain wildcards. Currently, the default blocklist (in v5.11) has wildcards, so this feature is automatically activated by default.

There is no support for wildcards in Blokada for iOS yet.

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