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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

The easiest, most effective way to secure WordPress in seconds.


2546 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
5 stars
User-friendly for newbie
By , for WP 3.5.2

Being new to WordPress and coming from drag and drop website builders, security was always taken care for me by my hosts. WP Security came highly recommended from many WordPress users and after uploading it, I was pleased to see how user-friendly this plugin was.

Not only did it cover the backend of my website, it explained to me what I needed to do to further configure my settings for security.

Thank you WP Security for putting my mind at ease~


5 stars
I like it!
By , for WP 3.5.2

Since the onslaught of hacking on WP sites this Spring of 2013 and onward I have had plenty of lockout notices. I love knowing that my site is being protected with this plugin. I recommend also having a backup strategy and another level of security with Sucuri

5 stars
Buena herramienta
By , for WP 3.5.1

Excelente plugin, quiero creer que me ha protegido hasta ahora, pero lo mas impresionante es la cantidad de funciones que tiene para mejorar la seguridad de logueo y el backup.

Hay una pregunta que quiero hacer (no se si deba hacerlo en este lugar)
Cuando el plugin bloquea un usuario o servidor que insiste en revisar mi sitio, siempre bloquea a MSN y a BING. Es posible que sea asi?


5 stars
Awesome Stuff
By , for WP 3.7.1

It is awesome! Congratulations. I am using it on all mine and client website! Thanks on putting up such a fantastic plugin

5 stars
Awesome plugin!
By , for WP 3.5.2

Love this plugin!

5 stars
Works well
By , for WP 3.5.2

This works well and keeps the nasties out

5 stars
By , for WP 3.5.2

so easy to use and protect really well:)

5 stars
Best Security Evar
By , for WP 3.5.2

Srsly. Works really well.

5 stars
Great Plugin
By ,

Helped me a lot.

We found a code injection on our server, installed this plug-in and removed a lot of files from sites. Found the cause of it all, but Better WP Security has done a great job keeping out all the bad guys.


1 star
DANGEROUS Plug In! Server crashed constantly.
By , for WP 3.5.2

We installed this a couple months ago on 35 sites. Randomly, sites would crash and we'd see that the .htaccess files were HUGE. Every site that I kept seeing at the top of the process list had a huge htaccess file with all kinds of URL rewriting rules and massive IP blocklists. I guess they have just been getting bigger and bigger, and it seemed the plugin wasn't even creating them correctly as hundreds of lines were being duplicated over and over.

This caused thousands of php processes to run and soon, the server was crashing almost hourly. We finally figured this out. I did send a message to the developer that the .htaccess files were not right.

If you are a host and your sites are crashing and your server, too... this could be why. Just wanted to put this up in case this happens to you. Haven't seen any issues with Wordfence so far.

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