[SOLVED] Your Access To This Site Has Been Limited Wordfence
In this articles, we will learn how to fix Your Access To This Site Has Been Limited Wordfence Error. You might be facing this problem while making more than a number of attempts while login or you might be playing with someone else website core files.
Wordfence is one of the most famous and best plugins for WordPress security in the whole WordPress market. Even I recommend this plugin to everyone. If you are a WordPress user then you must use this plugin
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Now, How do I fix this issue for website visitors?
If you are a website user I will recommend you to use any VPN or proxy server because your IP address has been blocked by wordfence. wordfence normally blocks IP, however, there is an option that says you can even block user agent to ban him permanently from the website. And don’t forget to clear the cache of your website.
How to fix for WordPress website admin?
If you are an admin of the website and you got banned then you need to do 2 work in order to solve this issue
Steps required to fix the error.
Login to your Cpanel and click on file manager
Now you will find various folders if you have one domain then you need to click on public_html. if you have multiple then you need to choose your website domain folder
Now open wp-content and inside wp-content you will find the plugins folder.
You need to open the plugins folder and need to delete wordfence plugin folder.
Now you can be able to make login inside your website. So first make login and take a deep breath from this WordFence security issue.
Now once you are logged in you need to install Plugin Wordfence Assistant and activate its
why Wordfence Assistant? because your IP has been blacklisted and you need to clear your IP first. if you will activate wordfence again now then again you will be out of the wp-admin panel again.
Once Wordfence Assistant gets installed you need to click on Wordfence Assistant in a setting which you will find in the left side panel.
Now In the first section, you will find – Remove all Wordfence Data in the Database and elsewhere – click on delete wordfence data and table
The second option you will find is – Clear all locked out Wordfence IPs, locked out users, and advanced blocks – click on clear all wordfenec lockout IP and lockout user and advance block.
And now bingo finally you have fixed Your Access To This Site Has Been Limited Wordfence error
You can actually just rename the wordfence folder to wordfence.bak. That would immediately deactivate the plugin and allow you access again. That’s a trick that can be used for any plugin causing a problem, that has an error, etc. Then after you install the wordfence assistant plugin use it to disable the firewall. That would keep you from being blocked when you turn wordfence back on. To do that rename the plugin folder from wordfence.bak to wordfence again, login to the site, and reactivate wordfence if necessary. Then you can address whatever issue caused you to be locked out in the first place.
Just done all this and I am still locked out, even with Wordfence deactivated!!
Hello Colin ,
Sorry to hear that , Could you please share the screenshot so that i can help .
I have been asked by a not for profit group to move their website to my servers ( I am donating the hosting on my reseller account) but the old webmaster (no longer affordable or friendly) setup wordfence and although I disabled it before I backed it up I can’t seem to get past wordfence. I have access to the admin on the site and disabled Wordfence then backed it up but the restore on my server still refers to the wordfence —-Warning: Unknown: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in Unknown on line 0
I also deleted the references in .htaccess config and removed the directory in
Warning: Unknown: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in Unknown on line 0
Fatal error: Unknown: Failed opening required ‘/home/scott-wintrip/coachinitiative.org/public/wordfence-waf.php’ (include_path=’.:/opt/cpanel/ea-php73/root/usr/share/pear’) in Unknown on line 0 —
What am I missing?