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Apocalypse Meow

A simple, light-weight collection of tools to help protect wp-admin, including password strength requirements and brute-force log-in prevention.

Apocalypse Meow provides several tools to help you lock down the wp-admin area:

  • Brute-force log-in protection: temporarily disable and replace the log-in form after a specified number of failures are detected.
  • Specify minimum password requirements for users to ensure nobody chooses something stupid like "password123". :)
  • See a complete history of log-in attempts, successes, and bans; optionally downloadable in CSV format.
  • Disable the "generator" meta tag, which betrays which version of WordPress you are running (thereby making exploits more easily targetted).
  • Disable adjacent post meta tags.
  • Disable XML-RPC.
  • Prevent the direct execution of PHP scripts in wp-content/.
  • Rename the default "admin" user.
  • Disable the theme/plugin editor.
  • Reset all user passwords.
  • Email alert after login from new location.

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4.2
Last Updated: 1 week ago
Active Installs: 2,000+

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