you have been locked out due to too many invalid login attempts wordpress
you have been locked out due to too many invalid login attempts
This message is frustrating when you try to login to the wordpress admin dashboard.
Here is the steps to fix this error.
1. Log in to your cPanel and open phpMyAdmin to open your wordpress database.
2. Find the table xxxxxx_itsec_lockouts (where xxxxxx is your table prefix).
3. In this table, look for your IP address. If your IP is included in the table, delete the the record with your IP address.
4. After deleting the record, check to see if you have access to your site again.
You can Avoid Lockouts by Whitelisting Your IP
The latest version of iThemes security includes the ability to whitelist your own IP. From the iThemes Security Dashboard, use the button to white list your IP from lockouts. It will still notify you of the situation, but it will not lock you out of your site allowing you a chance to fix the issue.
Please note that if your IP address changes at any time during the period you could still inadvertently lock yourself out.