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Limit Attempts by BestWebSoft

Protect WordPress website against brute force attacks. Limit rate of login attempts.

Limit Attempts plugin is a security solution for WordPress which protects your website from spam and brute-force attacks. Limit the number of failed login attempts per user and block user IP for a certain period of time based on your settings. This will stop automated scripts to generate a large number of different combinations and hack your website.

Manage black- and whitelists, receive email notifications, hide website forms for blocked or blacklisted IPs, and other advanced features which guarantees safety of your data. Secure your website today!

Free Features

  • Automatically block IP addresses that exceed limit login attempts
  • Automatically add IP addresses that exceed blocks limit to the blacklist
  • Manually add IP addresses to:
    • Blacklist
    • Whitelist
  • Hide login, register, lost password forms for blocked or blacklisted IPs
  • Compatible with Htaccess:
    • Add blacklisted IP address to the htaccess file to reduce your website database workload
  • Compatible with Captcha:
    • Consider incorrect captcha as a failed login attempt
  • Manage your statistics list with:
    • IP address
    • Number of failed attempts
    • Number of blocks
    • Status
  • Customize error messages for:
    • Invalid attempt
    • Blocked user
    • Blacklisted user
  • Send customizable notifications about blocked and blacklisted users to:
    • User email
    • Custom email
  • Compatible with latest WordPress version
  • Incredibly simple settings for fast setup without modifying code
  • Detailed step-by-step documentation and videos

Pro Features

All features from Free version included plus:

  • Add IP address ranges or IP masks to black- and whitelists
  • Add certain country's IP addresses to the black- and whitelist - GeoIP database
  • Manage blocked list with additional option:
    • Total number of failed attempts
  • Manage black- and whitelists with extended options:
    • Country
    • Range from
    • Range to
    • Reason
  • Compatible with Captcha Pro:
    • Consider the incorrect captcha input as an invalid attempt for the for the forms compatible with Captcha Pro
  • Set the option for non-existent username log in:
    • According to time and login attempts set for Block- and Blacklist
    • Block IP immediately
    • Blacklist IP immediately
  • Manage your log tab with:
    • IP adress
    • Internet Hostname
    • Event
    • Form
    • Event time
  • Summary diagram with login attempts statistic and prevented hacking attempts in the settings page and in a dashboard widget
  • Configure all subsites on the network
  • Get answer to your support question within one business day (Support Policy)

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Documentation & Videos

Help & Support

Visit our Help Center if you have any questions, our friendly Support Team is happy to help - http://support.bestwebsoft.com/


Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files to BestWebSoft and we'll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

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Requires: 3.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
Active Installs: 10,000+


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