This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Guard

Description

Guard protects your wp-admin against bruteforce attacks.

Features:

  • Max retries: You have the power to choose how many attempts a user can make before the user is blocked;
  • Lockdown: This prevents the user from being able to use the login form after too many retries;
  • Email notifications: We’ll report a user lockdown to you via email;
  • Hide lost password: Hides the “Forgot your password?” link from the login form page.

This plugin does not make any changes to core: When you delete/uninstall the plugin, everything will revert back to normal.

Installation

  1. Upload the ‘guard’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings > Guard

Contributors & Developers

“Guard” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

  • Fixed an security vulnerability regarding target="_blank" (read more)
  • Added support for WordPress 4.7

1.2.1

  • Added donation link
  • Support for WordPress 4.6

1.2

  • Small changes
  • Added header and icon

1.1

  • Bug fixes

1.0

  • Initial release