Using Away Mode we can setup a basic schedule to allow access to your WordPress Control Panel exclusively between specific times, for example between 09:00 and 18:00.
Restricting the times that your control panel is available to you to your working hours will ensure that it will not be accessible to anything or anyone that attempts to gain access with sinister intent. For instance a brute force attack or a hacker with stolen credentials.
Away Mode is based on the premise that you don’t need access to your dashboard at all times. Maybe you work at a school when you don’t want any editing content after hours.
Maybe your a Hiker or a camper and you know you won’t be able to get to your site for a few days, whatever your reason if you don’t need your WordPress dashboard available, there is no reason to leave it open to a Brute Force or other such attempt on your site.
Many sites are only updated at certain times of the day, so it isn’t always necessary to have access to the WordPress Dashboard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This feature is especially useful for schools where you might not want people to have access after “working hours”, or maybe, if you have a business where you have people within your business updating and working on your website, setting away mode to prevent out of hours editing could be a useful feature to have.
When all is said and done, you need to do whatever it is you do to keep your website safe from either automated or targeted attack, and one of the best ways to do that is by setting Away Mode.