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  • Plugin Author Jeremy Herve

    (@jeherve)

    Jetpack Mechanic 🚀

    You can reset that counter by adding the following to your theme’s functions.php:

    function jeherve_reset_protect_counter() {
        delete_site_option( 'jetpack_protect_blocked_attempts' );
    }
    add_action( 'admin_init', 'jeherve_reset_protect_counter' );

    Once the number is reset, you can remove that code to allow it to start counting again.

    Thanks a bunch! I will do that!

    Hi,
    I have tried this exactly as advised.
    It does reset the counter to zero in wp-admin dashboard in the site stats module …. but on removing the code from the functions.php file it resets itself back to the original value.
    This is noticed when one logs out and logs back in again to their wp-admin.
    Am i missing something? …
    Hope you don’t mind this on this thread as it is essentially the same.
    Many Thanks
    Regards Mark

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve

    (@jeherve)

    Jetpack Mechanic 🚀

    on removing the code from the functions.php file it resets itself back to the original value.
    This is noticed when one logs out and logs back in again to their wp-admin.

    I must admit I didn’t test that. Since Jetpack gets the number from the Protect API, that was quite stupid me me. I should have thought about that, sorry!

    This will require some changes in Jetpack, so I took note of the suggestion here:
    https://github.com/Automattic/jetpack/issues/3096

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Hi jeremy,
    Will a reset of protect stats be in an upcoming jetpack version?
    Clients want it reset … I say I can’t …. they look at me like I’m crap and say …. why not?
    I have no real answer.
    Many Thanks
    Regards Mark

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve

    (@jeherve)

    Jetpack Mechanic 🚀

    Will a reset of protect stats be in an upcoming jetpack version?

    We haven’t made any progress on that idea yet, as you can see in the GitHub issue. We didn’t receive any other similar suggestions.

    Could you give me some more details about why your clients would want it reset? If we knew why this feature is important to some people, it might help us prioritize this. Right now, I must admit I don’t really understand why someone would want to reset that number. The number of Spam blocked by Akismet can’t be reset either, for example, as far as I know.

    Personally, I just find it annoying and stressful, seeing the numbers pile up in the dashboard. It would be good to at least have an option to see the numbers or not and knowing that the protect module will keep my blogs safe anyways.

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve

    (@jeherve)

    Jetpack Mechanic 🚀

    @greatdanemaniac Thanks! It seems that in your case, an option to hide the numbers would be more useful than a reset, since resetting the counter won’t stop new attacks from being blocked in the future, incrementing the counter again.

    Making it possible to hide the counter is something that was brought up in the past, in this GitHub issue:
    https://github.com/Automattic/jetpack/issues/2398

    I just find it annoying and stressful

    We built this widget to make people feel safe, by showing them how many hackers were **not** able to get in. Can you think of a different wording we could use to make this more clear? More blocked attempts is actually a good thing, since it shows you that the plugin works as expected.

    Yeah, that would certainly help!

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