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Apocalypse Meow

Apocalypse Meow

Apocalypse Meow’s main focus is addressing WordPress security issues related to user accounts and logins. This includes things like:

  • Brute-force login-in protection;
  • Customizable password strength requirements;
  • XML-RPC and WP-REST access controls;
  • Account access alerts;
  • Searchable access logs (including failed login attempts and temporary bans);
  • User enumeration prevention;
  • Miscellaneous Core and template options to make targetted hacks more difficult;

Security is an admittedly technical subject, but Apocalypse Meow strives to help educate “normal” users about the nature of common web attacks, mitigation techniques, etc. Every option contains detailed explanations and links to external resources with additional information.

Knowledge is power!

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Premium Licensing

Apocalypse Meow’s main focus is addressing WordPress security issues related to user accounts and logins. This includes things like:

  • Brute-force login-in protection;
  • Customizable password strength requirements;
  • XML-RPC and WP-REST access controls;
  • Account access alerts;
  • Searchable access logs (including failed login attempts and temporary bans);
  • User enumeration prevention;
  • Miscellaneous Core and template options to make targetted hacks more difficult;

Security is an admittedly technical subject, but Apocalypse Meow strives to help educate “normal” users about the nature of common web attacks, mitigation techniques, etc. Every option contains detailed explanations and links to external resources with additional information.

Knowledge is power!

We hate complicated licensing!, so have kept ours dead simple. All licenses come with free lifetime updates. Single licenses are valid for use on one domain, while Developer licenses can be used on any number of different projects.

For more information about plugin licensing, please have a look at the FAQ.

Documentation

The Premium Version of the plugin includes additional features such as CLI management, hooks and filters, and the ability to set readonly configurations.

Read-only Settings

Most Apocalypse Meow settings can be hardcoded as PHP constants in wp-config.php. This allows system administrators to set up the plugin without logging in, and also prevents configuration changes from being made by WordPress users (constant-defined options are readonly).

Hooks & Filters

Actions and filters are provided to allow custom themes or plugins to reference or utilize the Apocalypse Meow brute-force protection system.

WP-CLI

GUI is for suckers. The essential system adminy tools of Apocalypse Meow are also available through the command line via WP-CLI.

Changelog

21.5.1
new Add privacy policy hook for GDPR compliance.
21.5.0
fix Add missing translation string.
new When retroactive password upgrades are enabled, users are now redirected to a streamlined password reset page rather than the general profile landing.
misc Compatibility notices are now only displayed on the main dashboard and plugins pages.
misc Future releases of this plugin will require PHP 7.0 or newer.
misc Various performance optimizations.
21.4.2
misc Improve Activity Jail readability.
misc Update third-party libs.
21.4.1
new Add last login, failed logins, and registration date columns to Users list.
21.4.0
misc Update Javascript to improve compatibility.
new Setting to disable Browse Happy API calls.
new Setting to disable Events & News dashboard widget.