How to Limit Login Attempts
on Your WordPress Page

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By default, WordPress allows users to try different login passwords as many times as they want.

By limiting the number of invalid login attempts, you can protect your site from brute force attacks.

Why Is It important to Limit the number of login attempts?

WordPress websites are a popular target for hackers.

That’s a fact.

If you think that your site is too small or too new to get hackers’ attention, think again. There are 90,978 security attacks that take place every minute of every day.

There are many different reasons why hackers may target your WordPress site. 

We’ve listed some common examples of potential reasons to give you a better idea as to why your site may be targeted:

  • Inject Malicious Content 
  • Steal Money

  • Steal Visitors’ Personal Information

  • Spread Viruses

  • Steal Private Business Information 

  • Use Your Web Server to Host Phishing Pages

  • Steal Your Server Bandwidth

  • Overload Your Web Server

  • Vandalize Your Website

  • For Fun or to Get Attention

  • Disrupt Service

How do Hackers Gain Access?

One of the most common ways hackers gain access to WordPress is through brute force password cracking.

They try various username and password combinations, again and again, until eventually finding the one that works and getting in.

You should know that, by default, WordPress allows unlimited login attempts through the login page.

The easiest way to stop a hacker attempting to guess your username and password is to use a plugin that limits the number of login attempts made from a specific IP address within a set amount of time. 
There are many WordPress plugins available to limit invalid login attempts. One of them is Hide My WP Ghost.
 90,978 security attacks take place
every minute of every day.

How to Limit Login Attempts

using the Hide My WP Ghost Plugin

Using the Hide My WP Ghost Plugin, you can:

    1. Activate Brute Force Protection.
    2. Choose the CAPTCHA protection you want: Math Check or Google.
    3. Set how many failed attempts should be allowed on the Login page.
    4. Select the number of hours during which the potential hacker should be blocked. 

To prevent your IP from being blocked, you can whitelist your IP (you can also whitelist a range of IPs).


Hide My WP Ghost Brute Force Protection

Whitelists IP Addresses

Whitelisting is a very effective defensive technique. 

In this process, you only select specific IP addresses and enable them to access your dashboard. 

This is a great solution, as it gives you increased control. It’s also particularly useful if you operate using only a small team.

With Hide My WP Ghost, you can Whitelist the IP addresses or the range of IP addresses that you want to have access to the login page on your website.

You don’t need any developer skills for this.

Identify the IP Addresses from Failed Login Attempts

The typical method for attacking websites via login attempts is with automated bots. This accounts for a large percentage of unsuccessful login attempts. 

Hackers target: WordPress websites that have insufficiently strong login credentials.

It is very common for a WordPress user to see a number of failed login attempts during a day.
The best way to start improving security in this regard is to limit the amount of times a user can try and fail to log in – and eventually block those IP addresses.

      With Hide My WP Ghost, you can:

      1. Track who has logged in and identify the IP address.
      2. View successful/failed attempts. 
      3. Log the IP address on successful and failed attempts.
      4. If necessary, you can blacklist certain IP addresses. 

Blacklist IP Addresses

If you notice unauthorized IP addresses trying to access your WordPress admin, you can go ahead and block unwanted users.

Blocking IP addresses is used as a solution to block spam and thwart hacking attacks on your website.

With Hide My WP Ghost, you can ban the IP addresses or the range of IP addresses that you never want to be able to access the login page.
You don’t need developer skills for this.

Change the Wp-Login URL

Brute forcing a login page is one of the most common types of web attacks that your website is likely to face.

Changing your login page URL is a simple yet effective security technique that can help keep hackers out.

A unique, difficult-to-guess URL is harder to locate.

WordPress’ default login URL is /wp-login.php. By using the Hide My WP Ghost Plugin, you can change it with a different URL. 

Similar to the login page, the wp-admin directory also needs to be protected.

Just by changing some default permalinks, you may be able to provide an extra layer of security for your site.

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