How and Why You Should Limit Login Attempts in WordPress

How and Why You Should Limit Login Attempts in WordPress

Do you Want to limit login attempts on your WordPress website?

If you limit login attempts on your website, then you can keep hackers from guessing your password and logging into your WordPress site.

In this video, we'll show you how to easily limit login attempts in WordPress

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Why Should You Limit Login Attempts in WordPress?
A brute force attack is a method that uses trial and error to hack into your WordPress website.

The most common type of brute force attack is password guessing. Hackers use automated software to keeping guessing your login information so they can gain access to your website.

By default, WordPress allows users to enter passwords as many times as they want. Hackers may try to exploit this by using scripts that enter different combinations until they guess the right login.

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Timestamps

00:00 Why you should limit login attempts
00:19 Log into your WordPress dashboard
00:27 Install Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Plugin
00:52 Configure settings to limit logins
01:25 Log out of WordPress
01:31 See what limit login looks like

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13 Comments

  1. Zoubida Elmansouri on November 25, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Haloo.thank you for all you are giving to People.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on November 26, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      Glad you found our content helpful 🙂

  2. Mcs Stu on November 27, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    How can I do that?
    Create two custom post types called
    ● Book
    ● Author
    Create a metabox for the book post type in a right sidebar showing all the author names that
    users can select for a particular book.

  3. ayman fayed on November 30, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    thank you very much for your valuable information, I have a question and I genuinely need your feedback, I am building an educational platform that each student will use to sell his own course, do you have a plugin that can act as a video and audio editing, so users like students can customize their presentation and submit it as a design project, for example, can I embed Doodly as a plugin inside WP to create an interactive presentation. or something like that.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on December 1, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      We do not have a recommended tool or method for that at the moment, editing videos normally requires a program on a computer rather than a plugin on a site unless you are a very large site.

  4. KADER BEN on December 24, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    It’s been said that installing too much plugins would make our websites sloooow what can you recommend please 🥺

  5. Clement Abrahams on January 25, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Thank You. Appreciate the short and concise tips. You guys are awesome.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on January 26, 2022 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you for watching and enjoying our guides 🙂

  6. WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on February 7, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    *18 Best WordPress Plugins and 5 Bonus Tools We Use on All Sites* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gye8grRXFfk

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