How to Unblock Limit Login Attempts

May 19, 2014

Oftentimes, WordPress hosting companies recommend to install a plugin like Limit Login Attempts. Although a nifty tool, sometimes Limit Login Attempts can be an annoyance as it can lock you out too if you entered a wrong password a few times.


The easiest solution is to delete Limit Login Attempts using FTP  then re-install it later once you can login.

For advanced users who are familiar with MySQL and PHPMyAdmin, you can unblock limit login attempts using the following SQL query:

UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = ” WHERE option_name = ‘limit_login_lockouts’ LIMIT 1;

If you want to unblock specific ID, run this query:

UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = REPLACE(option_value, ‘’, ”) WHERE option_name = ‘limit_login_lockouts’ LIMIT 1;

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