Remove Limit Login Attempts Plugin from WordPress
A lot of WordPress hosting companies recommend or have pre-installed a plugin called Limit Login Attempts. It’s an outdated plugin that can sometimes be more of a pain then a benefit. However please note that you should always install some type of other brute force plugin. WP Security and Wordfence are good starters that offer more than just brute force protection.
The reason I am removing the Limit Login Attempt is that every time I would go to the login page the limit login attempts plugin would instantly say I have a failed login. This is a known issue with cookies for the Limit Login Attempts plugin that was never fixed and it was really getting to be quite annoying.
FTP or File Manager Method
The easiest solution for beginners is to delete or rename the Limit Login Attempts plugin using a FTP client like FileZilla.
You need to login to your site via FTP and then go to /wp-content/plugins/ or /wp-content/mu-plugins. Once you’re there, you can simply rename the limit-login-attempts plugin folder or in the case of the mu-plugins folder just go ahead and rename the limit-login-attempts.php. You can delete these without any issues but its a good practice to just rename it and test the functionality of you site. That way if something breaks you can just change the name back to the original and fix the issue within seconds instead of spending a few hours restoring your site.
I hope this article was helping and if you have any suggestions or experience dealing with this same issue please feel free to leave a comment.