Login Lockdown records the IP address and timestamp of failed login attempts. If more than a selected number of attempts are detected within a set period of time from the same IP, then the login is disabled for all requests from that IP address (or the IP is completely blocked from accessing the site). This helps prevent brute force password attacks & discovery.
The plugin defaults to a 1 hour lock out of an IP block after 3 failed login attempts within 5 minutes. This can be modified in options. Administrators can release locked out IP ranges manually from the panel. A detailed log is available for all failed login attempts and all IP locks.
Configure the plugin from Settings – Login Lockdown.
Country blocking (PRO feature)
Block unwanted countries from accessing the site, or just block them from being able to log in. Display a custom message to blocked visitors so they know why they can’t access the site.
The simplest way to get rid of bots and brute-force password attacks. Choose from 4 different versions – built-in one, two from Google (PRO feature), and hCaptcha (PRO feature). Built-in captcha is GDPR compatible.
2FA – Two Factor Authentication (PRO feature)
Provide an extra layer of security without messing with annoying 2FA code generating apps such as Google Authenticator. Even if somebody knows your username & password they won’t be able to log in because it needs to be confirmed by clicking a unique link sent to your email. And since you’re the only one that has access to your inbox, you’ll never get hacked.
Cloud Protection (PRO feature)
Manage IP Whitelists and Blacklists in your Login Lockdown Dashboard (a SaaS service for managing all your sites) and apply them to protect all the sites you manage from a single location.
Temporary Access (PRO feature)
Give temporary access to other people without giving them a username & password. Set the lifetime of the link and the maximum number of times it can be used to prevent abuse. Access level rights can be any you pick – admin, editor, author…
- Extract the zip file into your plugins directory into its own folder.
- Activate the plugin in the Plugin options.
- Customize the settings from Settings – Login Lockdown panel.
Contributors & Developers
“Login Lockdown – Protect Login Form” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
“Login Lockdown – Protect Login Form” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.
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- minor bug fixes
- bug fix – IP wasn’t showing in lockdowns and log tables
- fixed a few captcha bugs
- added captcha verification when activating it in admin
- new codebase
- new GUI
- new features
- added captcha
- introduced PRO version
- fixed timezone bug
- WebFactory took over development
- a full rewrite will follow soon, for now we patched some urgent things
- prefixed function names that are in global namespace
- properly escaped all inputs
ver. 1.8.1 30-Sep-2019
adding missing ./languages folder
ver. 1.8 30-Sep-2019
fixed issues with internationalization, added .pot file
changed the credit link to default to not showing
ver. 1.7.1 13-Sep-2016
fixed bug causing all ipv6 addresses to get locked out if 1 was
- added in WordPress MultiSite functionality
- fixed bug where subnets could be overly matched, causing more IPs to be blocked than intended
moved the report for locked out IP addresses to its own tab
ver. 1.6.1 8-Mar-2014
fixed html glitch preventing options from being saved
ver. 1.6 7-Mar-2014
cleaned up deprecated functions
- fixed bug with invalid property on a non-object when locking out invalid usernames
- fixed utilization of $wpdb->prepare
- added more descriptive help text to each of the options
added the ability to remove the “Login form protected by Login Lockdown.” message from within the dashboard
ver. 1.5 17-Sep-2009
implemented wp_nonce security in the options and lockdown release forms in the admin screen
- fixed a security hole with an improperly escaped SQL query
- encoded certain outputs in the admin panel using esc_attr() to prevent XSS attacks
fixed an issue with the ‘Lockout Invalid Usernames’ option not functioning as intended
ver. 1.4 29-Aug-2009
removed erroneous error affecting WP 2.8+
- fixed activation error caused by customizing the location of the wp-content folder
- added in the option to mask which specific login error (invalid username or invalid password) was generated
added in the option to lock out failed login attempts even if the username doesn’t exist
ver. 1.3 23-Feb-2009
- adjusted positioning of plugin byline
allowed for dynamic location of plugin files
ver. 1.2 15-Jun-2008
now compatible with WordPress 2.5 and up only
ver. 1.1 01-Sep-2007
revised time query to MySQL 4.0 compatibility
ver. 1.0 29-Aug-2007