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Limit Login Attempts

Limit rate of login attempts, including by way of cookies, for each IP. Fully customizable.


163 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
My two sites have blockes over 13,000 each
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I am still running 3.1. I installed this two months ago on two low traffic personal sites. Since then each site has blocked over 13, 000 or more attempts to login to the admin account.

I am glad to see that the plugin appears to work with 3.6.1. I need to upgrade my two sites.

Note that my stats prove what an ongoing attack on WordPress sites is underway, trying to exploit logging in as admin. Bots run 24x7 scanning for sites and trying to login.

All Good!
By , for WP 3.6.1

Working great for me. Already stopped one hacker. Love that I get notified of attempts.

Worked as told
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Did exactly what it said !

Must have for every WordPress blog
By , for WP 3.6.1

Awesome plugin with functionalities that should be included in the WordPress core.

An awesome "must-have" plugin
By , for WP 3.6.1

An absolute essential tool. Does exactly what it promises and no interference with other plugins.

No problems found so far, thanks a lot for this plugin!

Does a pretty good job but could be better
By , for WP 3.6

A US government warning published in April, 2013 states that "WordPress Sites Targeted by Mass Brute-force Botnet Attack" (Cf. http://1.usa.gov/176KLH4).

I have watched these botnet attacks hammer my own blogs for months and I am glad I found the LIMIT LOGIN ATTEMPTS plugin. It seems to help tremendously.

I would, however, like to see a "whitelist" option so that I can separate known, trusted "good" IP addresses from the rest. Once in a blue moon my own cookies get messed up and I cannot login to a blog. If I forget the password, this plugin blocks me.

To get around that I have to remove the plugin (as a server admin) and then login to the blog and then reinstall the plugin. I would just prefer to have a whitelist capability.

I do like the way I can extend jail time for bad IP addresses. Being able to change the parameters helps to block further attempts from new addresses that get out of jail before I can block them in my firewall or .htaccess files.

Another nice feature to have would be an EXPORT function. The botnets can be so aggressive that you compile thousands of IP addresses in a short time under a sustained brute force attack. Trying to capture all that data with standard COPY-AND-PASTE is tedious. I need to analyze the IP addresses in a spreadsheet so I can find patterns.

Works as Advertised
By , for WP 3.6

Works like a champ. No extra fancy stuff, just does the job. Period.

One of my favorites
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It locks out about 800 brute-force attacks per day, a absolute essential tool.
No problems found so far, Thanks a lot for this plugin!

Not so customizable
By , for WP 3.5.2

This plugin needs to allow users to exclude their own personal IPs so that they will never be locked out of their own WP site.

Also, I've found that the plugin recently has started locking me out on my own PC after a single failed login instead of the five attempts I've configured. It's quite frustrating.

Alert Email Message
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Hi there,

It will be great if there is a field to compose custom email message.

I have 3 blogs hosted and when an alert comes it becomes difficult to find out which blog breached the login attempt.

I have to login to all 4 blogs to check.

Hope this makes sense.


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