Sometimes, WordPress hosting companies often recommend that you install a plugin called Limit Login Attempts. Compherd love, use, and even recommend it to all of our users. However in some cases, Limit Login Attempt may lock even you out of your dashboard when one of the rules is disobeyed during when you were setting it (like you entering the wrong password a few limited times that you set the plugin to be). In this post, we’ll show you how to unblock limit login attempts plugin in your WordPress site(s).
How to Unblock Yourself from Limit Login Attempt in WordPress
CPANEL or File Manager Method
The easiest solution for beginners is to delete Limit Login Attempts plugin using CPANEL and then re-install it later once you can login.
You need to login to your site via CPANEL and then go to your file manager and follow this path /wp-content/plugins/. Once you’re there, you can simply delete the limit-login-attempts plugin folder.
For those who don’t know how to use FTP
You can also do this using your FTP software (file zilla).
Simply browse to /wp-content/plugins/ and delete the limit-login-attempts folder.
For advanced users who are familiar with MySQL and phpMyAdmin, you can easily run the following SQL query, and it will clear all lockouts.
UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = '' WHERE option_name = 'limit_login_lockouts' LIMIT 1;
If you want to unblock your specific IP e.g. 184.108.40.206, then run a query like this:
UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = REPLACE(option_value, '220.127.116.11', '') WHERE option_name = 'limit_login_lockouts' LIMIT 1;
Make sure to update your IP address and also the database table prefix if you changed your database prefix.
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We hope this article helped you unblock limit login attempts in WordPress.