Credits: Video Training produced by Brian Teeman
At some point it's bound to happen: you manage to lock yourself out of your own website. But don't panic; it's a really simple thing to do to unblock yourself.
To do this you will need an ftp program or perhaps your host's own file manager. I'm going to use FileZilla.
Connect to your site and go to
wp-content > plugins > admintoolswp > app > plugins > waf > admintools. Here you will find a file called
main.php. You should rename this to
main.php.bak. That will disable the blocking features of Admin Tools for everybody.
Now you will be able to go into your website and remove yourself from the block.
Return to our website, refresh the screen, and once you have the login screen, go ahead and login as usual and then go to the Admin Tools plugin.
We can now see a big red button that will let you unblock your IP address. Go ahead and click that.
We now need to rename that file back to main.php. Return to your ftp program and rename the file.
Your site is now working normally, blocking all the people doing naughty things, but you letting you back in.