There are Hackers everywhere and it is essential to protect yoursite against them before it’s too late. The easiest point of entry into your website is your login page. Some Hackers will try to use brute force which means they will develop a script to hit your login page with millions of login/password combinations.
Solution: There is a freeI found and it’s called “Login Lockdown”. This free plugin can be found in the extend directory or at http://www.bad-neighborhood.com/login-lockdown.html. You can see the screenshot below of my login page. It shows that it is protected by ‘Login Lockdown’
Login Lockdown will protect your WordPress login page from this type of attack by limiting the number of login attempts, implementing a lock down duration period and lock down feature of that IP address.
Steps below on how to Install“Login Lockdown”
1. Install FreePlugin – Login Lockdown
- Login to your WordPress administrator panel
- On the left navigation, click on ‘Plugins’, ‘Add New’
- Search for the term “Login Lockdown”
- Click on ‘Install Now’ Login Lockdown
2. Activateplugin – Login Lockdown
- On the left navigation, Click on ‘Plugins’
- Search under your installed plugins and find ‘Login Lockdown’.
- Click on ‘Activate’
3. Customize Login Lockdown WordPress Plugin
- On the left navigation, click on ‘Settings’, ‘Login Lockdown’
- The form is currently populated with the default settings. You can change the values in here.
- Click on “Update Settings”