Remove Limit Login Attempts Plugin from WordPress
Long Live the King:
A lot of WordPress hosting companies recommend or have pre-installed a plugin called Limit Login Attempts. It’s an outdated must use plugin that can sometimes be more of a pain then a benefit. In this article I will be going over how to remove or disable this plugin from a WordPress site. Now with newer versions of WordPress you will not have to worry about this plugin as it was removed from the default installation.
Now before you read anymore of this article please make sure you have some type of brute force protection plugin installed before hand, WP Security and Wordfence are good starters that offer more than just brute force protection.The reason I am removing the limit login attempt plugin is that every time I would go to the login page the limit login attempts plugin would instantly say I had a failed login. This is a known issue with cookies that was never fixed plus this plugin has not been updated in over 4 years.
Removing the Plugin:
The easiest solution for beginners is to delete or rename the Limit Login Attempts plugin using a FTP client like FileZilla. 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 first before you remove it. 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.
limit-login-attempts.php >>>> CHANGE TO >>>> limit-login-attempts.php.bck
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.