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Locked out of my own site (3 posts)

  1. Mistress Web
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I did not make multiple attempts to log into my website, yet my IP address has been blocked from my website by the Limit Login Attempts plugin. A trace back to the agent responsible for blocking my IP revealed it's being blocked by a company called Confluence Network. Their website has an email to correct problems with blocked IPs, but now all these hours later I'm still waiting to hear from them.

    Using a FTP client I deleted the plugin's files, but the block on my website remains.

    Host Papa's Softaculous offered this plugin as an option to select during the WordPress upload. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT NO ONE ELSE select this plugin option until this problem is fixed.

    I can work on my site using my iPad, but you all know how much fun that is!!!!

    Anyone who can help with this, please let me know.


  2. Howdy_McGee
    Posted 5 months ago #

    If you go to Settings -> Limit Login Attempts -> Clear Lockouts (on your ipad) you'll be able to log into your WordPress through the computer again.

  3. KarolaW
    Posted 4 months ago #


    I started a new blog using WP2014. Almost immediately, it started locking me out, saying I'd tried to log in too many times. I was puzzled as I thought I haven't even tried to login yet! I waited the suggested 24 hours, got in briefly, thought it was an anomaly, then a few minutes later, it had locked me out and I had to wait again.

    In the end, I went to my host and renamed the folder, so that WP could not 'find' or 'run' the Limit Login Attempts plugin, thereby allowing me log in to my site.

    Thereafter, I deactivate and deleted the plug in as I couldn't risk not being able to get into my site when I needed to.

    I've got BruteProtect at the moment and thus far it hasn't locked me out.



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