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How to extend lockout attempts in wordpress

During installation of WP V 4.5.3 and the twentysixteen theme I did choose to limit the login attempts but now i'd like to be able to unlock users an/or extend attempts.

I have found forums that say you run this query on the database - wp_options SET option_value = '' WHERE option_name = 'limit_login_lockouts' LIMIT 1;

However my tablet prefix is WPYO and although I rrun the query and it executed nothing happened as the account is still locked out for 12 minutes.

I have scrolled through the table PHPMyAdmin and can not find suck a reference or to 'limit_login_lockouts' that I also see discussed on forums

I am not by any means experienced in SQL but the site is backup up, nothing to lose and sometimes breaking things is a good learning process in a test environment of course!
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Branislav BorojevicFounderCommented:
UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = '' WHERE option_name = 'limit_login_lockouts' LIMIT 1;

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This will simply clear all lockouts in your WordPress installation.

From what I can assume from your problem, you want to be able to modify the restriction periods and lockout length.

Check this link, it might help you get your results: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-and-why-you-should-limit-login-attempts-in-your-wordpress/
IM&T SRFTAuthor Commented:
Thank you again Branislav for your help on this
Branislav BorojevicFounderCommented:
You are most welcome!
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