Limit Login Attempts Reloaded

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Limit the number of login attempts that possible through the normal login as well as XMLRPC, Woocommerce and custom login pages. WordPress by default allows unlimited login attempts. This allows passwords to be cracked via brute-force relatively easily. Limit Login Attempts Reloaded blocks an Internet address from making further attempts after a specified limit on retries has been reached, making a brute-force attack difficult or impossible.


  • Limit the number of retry attempts when logging in (per each IP). This is fully customizable.
  • Informs the user about the remaining retries or lockout time on the login page.
  • Optional logging and optional email notification.
  • It is possible to whitelist/blacklist IPs and Usernames.
  • Sucuri Website Firewall compatibility.
  • XMLRPC gateway protection.
  • Woocommerce login page protection.
  • Multi-site compatibility with extra MU settings.
  • GDPR compliant. With this feature turned on, all logged IPs get obfuscated (md5-hashed).
  • Custom IP origins support (Cloudflare, Sucuri, etc.)

Upgrading from the old Limit Login Attempts plugin

  1. Go to the Plugins section in your site's backend.
  2. Remove the Limit Login Attempts plugin.
  3. Install the Limit Login Attempts Reloaded plugin.

All your settings will be kept in tact!

Many languages are currently supported in Limit Login Attempts Reloaded plugin but we welcome any additional ones. Help us bring Limit Login Attempts Reloaded to even more cultures.

Translations: Bulgarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Plugin uses standard actions and filters only.

Based on the original code from Limit Login Attemps plugin by Johan Eenfeldt.

Releases (25 )

Version Release Date Change Log
2.13.0 2020-05-13
  • Fixed incompatibility with PHP < 5.6.
  • Settings page layout refactored.
2.12.3 2020-04-30
  • The feedback message is shown for admins only now, and it can also be closed even if the site has issues with AJAX.
2.12.2 2020-04-24
  • Fixed the feedback message not being shown, again.
2.12.1 2020-04-24
  • Fixed the feedback message not being shown.
2.12.0 2020-04-21
  • Small refactoring.
  • get_message() - fixed error notices.
  • This is the first time we are asking you for a feedback.
2.11.0 2020-04-02
  • Blacklisted usernames can't be registered anymore.
2.10.1 2020-03-12
  • Fixed: GDPR compliance option could not be selected on the multisite installations.
2.10.0 2019-11-26
  • Debug information has been added for better support.
2.9.0 2019-06-12
  • Trusted IP origins option has been added.
2.8.1 2019-05-02
  • Extra lockout options are back.
2.8.0 2019-04-30
  • The plugin doesn't trust any IP addresses other than SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"] anymore. Trusting other IP origins make protection useless b/c they can be easily faked. This new version provides a way of secure IP unlocking for those sites that use a reverse proxy coupled with misconfigurated servers that populate _SERVER["REMOTEADDR"] with wrong IPs which leads to mass blocking of users.
2.7.4 2019-03-13
  • The lockout alerts can be sent to a configurable email address now.
2.7.3 2019-02-06
  • Settings page is moved back to "Settings".
2.7.2 2019-02-05
  • Settings are moved to a separate page.
  • Fixed: login error message.
2.7.1 2018-07-10
  • A security issue inherited from the ancestor plugin Limit Login Attempts has been fixed.
2.7.0 2018-05-01
  • GDPR compliance implemented.

  • Fixed: ip_in_range() loop $ip overrides itself causing invalid results.

  • Fixed: the plugin was locking out the same IP address multiple times, each with a different port.

2.6.3 2017-12-12

Added support of Sucuri Website Firewall.

2.6.2 2017-11-14

Fixed the issue with backslashes in usernames.

2.6.1 2017-06-06

Plugin returns the 403 Forbidden header after the limit of login attempts via XMLRPC is reached.

Added support of IP ranges in white/black lists.

Lockouts now can be released selectively.

Fixed the issue with encoding of special symbols in email notifications.

2.5.0 2017-01-30
  • Added Multi-site Compatibility and additional MU settings.
2.4.0 2017-01-05
  • Usernames and IP addresses can be white-listed and black-listed now.
  • The lockouts log has been inversed.
2.3.0 2016-12-14
  • IP addresses can be white-listed now.
  • A "Gateway" column is added to the lockouts log. It shows what endpoint an attacker was blocked from.
  • The "Undefined index: client_type" error is fixed.
2.2.0 2016-10-05
  • Removed the "Handle cookie login" setting as they are now obsolete.
  • Added bruteforce protection against Woocommerce login page attacks.
  • Added bruteforce protection against XMLRPC attacks.
2.1.0 2016-09-22
  • The site connection settings are now applied automatically and therefore have been removed from the admin interface.
  • Now compatible with PHP 5.2 to support some older WP installations.
2.0.0 2016-09-05
  • fixed PHP Warning: Illegal offset type in isset or empty
  • fixed the deprecated functions issue
  • Fixed error with function arguments:
  • added time stamp to unsuccessful tries on the plugin configuration page.
  • fixed .po translation files issue.
  • code refactoring and optimization.