Solved: Locked out of WordPress website – IP ban

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In WordPress, the All in One Security (AIOS) plugin allows you to enable particular IP addresses for specific IP logins. When enabled, it can cause conflicts with dynamic IP address internet connections.

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If you are locked out from your WordPress website by the login whitelist feature and you do not have a static IP address, define the following constant in wp-config.php to disable the feature.


This line of code for wp-config.php is exclusive to the All in One Security plugin for WordPress.

If you’ve recently enabled the IP whitelist for the login feature under WP Dashboard > WP Security > Brute Force > Login whitelist (tab) and later locked out, then you can use this line of code for wp-config.php file to get yourself out of this situation.

Note: Back up your .htaaccess file before editing or making changes to make sure that your site and changes remain safe.

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