Support » Plugin: Limit Attempts by BestWebSoft » Screwed up the login for me – the administrator

  • After a hacking attack on 2 of my sites, I installed this plugin, after reading the reviews, thinking it would help in security.

    Only AFTER logging out and trying to re-access the all my site did I discover that the app screwed up the login and wouldn’t allow me access, it would blank out the error code and just keep cycling back to the login screen right off the bat. Clearing the cashe/history didn’t help and resetting the password didn’t help. Nada.

    The only solution was to go through the file manager of my hosting company and deactivate the plugin (renaming it). When I did that, I was immediately able to log in to all sites. Needless to say, I’ve deleted all instances of the plugin.

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  • Plugin Author bestwebsoft

    (@bestwebsoft)

    Greetings,

    Unfortunately, it was impossible for us to reproduce the problem locally. Thus, we kindly ask you to provide the access to the Dashboard (with Administrator’s permissions) and the FTP, so that we could examine the problem by ourselves.
    Since this data is confidential, maybe, it would be better if you created a private ticket on our support forum http://support.bestwebsoft.com/. In this ticket add a link to this post, so that we could recall the case immediately.

    Regards,
    BestWebSoft Support Team.

    I am having this SAME issue right now. It won’t me log in – cleared cache, enabled cookies etc… =( Help Please!

    Only way I was able to fix it was to log in through my hosting account admin and delete the plugin that way.

    Plugin Author bestwebsoft

    (@bestwebsoft)

    Hi,

    If our plugin is installed and activated after a certain number of unsuccessful login attempts (can be adjusted on plugin settings page) your IP goes to the Blocked list. If unsuccessful attempts repeat for a certain period(can be adjusted on plugin settings page) then your IP goes to the Black list. White list works the way that all IP addresses should be added there manually.

    Follow the next steps in order to login into your WordPress admin dashboard:

    Download and install FTP client (http://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients).
    Open FTP client and enter your FTP access credentials (host, username and password) to access files on your server.
    Navigate to ‘yourwordpresswebsite/wp-content/plugins’ directory.
    Disable necessary plugin by renaming folder limit-attempts.
    The next time you log into your WordPress admin dashboard, you will see a red notification message at the top of the plugins page informing that the appropriate plugin has been disabled.

    Regards,
    BestWebSoft Support Team.

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