Everybody needs control of their Login page. Limit Login Attempts add-on will help you to track your login attempts made by each user. You can limit the login attempts for each user. Brute force attacks are the most common way to gain access to your website. This add-on acts as a shield against these hacking attacks and gives you control to set the time between each login attempt.
1. Go to LoginPress > Add-Ons find the Limit Login Attempts Add-On and click on the toggle button to install & activate the add-on.
2. Now Go to LoginPress > Settings > Limit Login Attempts Tab, You will see separate settings for Limit Login Attempts.
Under the Limit Login Attempts settings. You can find the 4 following tabs.
2. Attempt Details
Under the Settings tab, you can find the following settings.
1. Attempts Allowed: Set the total number of login attempts. After attempts, the user will Lockout.
2. Minutes Lockout: After a lockout how much time will be required for the user to be able to see the login page again?
3. IP address Field: Where you can add the IP addresses manually, to Blacklist or WhiteList.
4. Disable XML RPC Request: By disabling the XML RPC request option, you can secure your website from different hackings attacks like (Brute Force Attack, DDos Attack). Check our complete guide about XML RPC.
5. Remove Record On Uninstall: All records are removed from Limit Login Attempts addon when you will uninstall the LoginPress plugin. Mostly after the uninstallation of different plugins, the data of plugins are saved in your database. But LoginPress plugin provides the option to remove the record on uninstall and by enabling this option all the records or data of LoginPress plugin is removed from your database.
After making these changes you need to click on the Save Changes button to save the settings.
Under the Attempt Details tab, you can find a beautiful layout with the attempts failed details. Here you can easily find the following details:
IP: The IP address of the user.
Date & Time: The date & time when he tries to log in to your site.
Username: Which username he tries to log in to your site.
Password: Which password he tries to log in to your site.
Gateway: Which gateway he use to log in on your site (WP Login, Woocommerce, Widget).
Action: In action column, you will find different options that you can easily implement on any specific IP address (Unlock, WhiteList, BlackList).
1. Unlock: You can unlock the IP address. After that user will be able to log in again without lockout restriction.
2. Whitelist: This option will help you to add the knwon and authentic IP addresses to the whitelist. After adding to the whitelist, the user will no longer face the limitation restriction. After clicking on Whitelist Button, all the attempts that the user does to login (Username, Password, etc) data will be removed from the Attempt Detail tab, and IP address added to the whitelist.
3. Blacklist: This option helps you to add unknown or those IP addresses to the blacklist who just cross the Limit of Login Attempts. After adding to the bkaclist, the user will no longer be able to see the login page and wp-admin. After clicking on Blacklist Button, all the attempts that the user does to login (Username, Password, etc) data will be removed from the Attempt Detail tab, and IP address added to the blacklist.
Under the Whitelist tab, you can find the whitelisted IP address with a beautiful layout. Here you can
Under the Blacklist tab, you can find the blacklisted IP address with a beautiful layout. Here you can
Introduce Bulk Action for Attempts Detail Section, where we can perform the different actions on different IPs or all IP addresses at a time.
1. Unlock > Helps you to unlock the the IP addresses, so the speific IP address can easily login without any restrictions.
2. Blacklist > With this bulk action option you can easily blacklist different IP addresses at a time instead of blacklist those IPs one by one.
3. Whitelist > With this bulk action option you can easily whitelist different IP addresses at a time instead of whitelist them one by one.
After the selection of IP addresses and Bulk Action option, simply click on the Submit button to apply the specific action on different IP addresses.