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  • Resolved hampalm1

    (@hampalm1)


    Hi ‘LimitLogin Attempts Reloaded’ came bundled in to my website provided either by my host or the theme I’m not sure which. Is it a good idea to have this plugin running at the same time as wordfence or is it advisable to disable / delete this plugin ?
    Thanks

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  • Thread Starter hampalm1

    (@hampalm1)

    Actually I’m not sure this is a plugin as it isnt listed with my plugins, so I would have to speak to my host or the themes author to remove / disable this if you would advise that

    Plugin Support wfpeter

    (@wfpeter)

    Hi @hampalm1,

    If this plugin has been included by host or theme, there is a “Must-Use” tab in WordPress > Plugins > Installed Plugins where it could appear instead.

    The Limit Login Attempts Reloaded plugin is perfectly legitimate and appears in the WordPress.org repository. They advertise Wordfence compatibility, although I can’t find a specific help file publicly available online explaining the exact details, so expect the plugin help files or the user interface itself to provide more information on how you can use the plugins together.

    My general advice is that running more than one plugin on default settings may conflict or cause slight slow-down due to overlapping features. As this plugin seems to cover XML-RPC and Brute Force login attempts, Wordfence can have features related to these turned off in the All Options screen to accommodate this if you wish. However if you’d rather use Wordfence independently, the must-use plugin can be disabled.

    Let me know if you need further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Peter.

    Thread Starter hampalm1

    (@hampalm1)

    Hi Peter
    Thanks for your help
    The plugin is installed by my host and apparently there is no way to deactivate or remove it. The only thing listed in ‘must use’ is ‘system plugin’ and there is no option to do anything with it. Apparently you cant even remove ‘Limit Login Attempts reloaded’ by FTP’ing in to the files and I cant even see a way to turn off features in the plugins settings. So even though I would much prefer using Wordfence on its own I feel I have no choice but to deactivate any WF features that could conflict with Limit Login Attempts Reloaded.
    Unless you have any other ideas, can you advise on which I should deactivate please.
    Thanks again
    Andrew

    Thread Starter hampalm1

    (@hampalm1)

    I just had a thought
    If I increase the login attempts on limit login attempts reloaded to a silly amount like 100, would that stop it conflicting with wordfence ?

    Plugin Support wfpeter

    (@wfpeter)

    Hi @hampalm1,

    If you can’t disable the must-use plugin and don’t wish to disable Wordfence’s overlapping features, it could be worth a try to get Wordfence to catch attempts sooner by increasing the Login Reloaded attempts as you mention. If you don’t notice a performance decrease with both plugins checking simultaneously, this should be a perfectly satisfactory solution.

    Let me know if you have any immediate issues,

    Peter.

    Thread Starter hampalm1

    (@hampalm1)

    OK, thanks Peter
    I much prefer wordfence however, GoDaddy does also come bundled with sucuri. I know these are third party plugins for you so I understand if you would rather not comment on this however, if you’re happy to give an opinion do you have any experience with sucuri and if so what would you think of LLR cocombined with Sucuri as a solution ? As I say I would rather use wordfence but as GoDaddy for some reason are effectively forcing me to use LLR, maybe that might be a cleaner solution and do you know if jetpack would pay well with these two

    Plugin Support wfpeter

    (@wfpeter)

    Hi @hampalm1,

    I can’t comment too much as I don’t run the products together myself so, rather than reluctance to talk about the installations GoDaddy have made for you, I would just not want to give you poor advice that would affect the running of your site.

    We usually suggest that you decide what you’d like from each plugin, being careful not to slow down your site with too many overlapping features. I fully appreciate and am happy to hear that Wordfence is your personal preference, so if Sucuri allows you to disable modules much in the same way Wordfence does, it should give you the flexibility you need for everything to work together.

    Naturally, switching your hosting plan to one that doesn’t enforce particular plugins is an option should this situation be undesirable for you. Again though, we don’t officially endorse one host over another so potential migration issues and workload involved would be your decision to make.

    Thanks again,

    Peter.

    Thread Starter hampalm1

    (@hampalm1)

    OK, thanks for getting back to me. Kind regards, Andrew

    Thread Starter hampalm1

    (@hampalm1)

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