ERROR: Too many failed login attempts. Please try again” in wordpress admin login page

This error comes from a wordpress limit_login plugin.
Due to load balancing and DDoS protection the majority of our IPs are behind loadbalancers, as a result limit login plugin always sees the IP of the load balancer as the IP of requester.

To fix this problem follow this steps:

  1. Login to your Panel account
  2. In the  your panel click on “phpMyAdmin”
  3. Inside phpmyadmin and on the left menu click on your wordpress database name
  4. select “wp_options” table
  5. on the right frame click on “show All”. This option will list all the records in the “wp_options” table
  6. go to tab SQL then execute sql query “select * from wp_options where option_name = “limit_login_lockouts” and edit that row values to “a:0:{}” or you can directly execute sql query “update wp_options set option_value = “a:0:{}” where option_name = “limit_login_lockouts”.
  7. Now you should be able to login to wordpress, Login to word press
  8. Go to the plugin list and select the limit login plugin
  9. under the options for the plugin select “Behind proxy” and save it.


I hope it can help you.

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