Solved

How to extend lockout attempts in wordpress

Posted on 2016-08-01
3
73 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-02
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!
0
Comment
Question by:IM&T SRFT
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Branislav Borojevic earned 500 total points
ID: 41737885
UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = '' WHERE option_name = 'limit_login_lockouts' LIMIT 1;

Open in new window


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/
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:IM&T SRFT
ID: 41739136
Thank you again Branislav for your help on this
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Branislav Borojevic
ID: 41739141
You are most welcome!
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I annotated my article on ransomware somewhat extensively, but I keep adding new references and wanted to put a link to the reference library.  Despite all the reference tools I have on hand, it was not easy to find a way to do this easily. I finall…
Password hashing is better than message digests or encryption, and you should be using it instead of message digests or encryption.  Find out why and how in this article, which supplements the original article on PHP Client Registration, Login, Logo…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to reset a WordPress password if you are locked out and cannot reset the password. A typical use would be if you cannot access the email to which WordPress would send the password recovery email to…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up an RSS Feed on a WordPress Website. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Feedburner will be used for this demonstration. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question