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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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


2509 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
1 star
Crashes my site.
By , for WP 3.9

After updating the plugin, my site displayed nothing but a blank page containing the word "error" so I disabled the plugin by renaming its directory.

5 stars
Necessary Plugin
By ,

It helped me a lot in finding problems that could not see.
I think that everyone should use it !

1 star
not worth the effort
By , for WP 3.9

Better WP Security was a great plugin this version by iThemes is more trouble than it's worth.
Constantly locks out myself and my clients for no verifiable reason, whitelisting doesn't work, reports false 404 errors, and the list goes on. Tried using it on a brand new site (as well as older ones) and the only error it didn't find was with other iTheme plugins, go figure.
Take a pass unless you love being aggravated or can afford to pay iThemes to "fix" it for you.

5 stars
By , for WP 3.8.1

recomended.. plugin......

5 stars
Excelente desempeƱo
By , for WP 3.9

No he tenido ningun problema y funciona bastante bien para mis sitios

1 star
Too many updates
By , for WP 3.9

The release cycle of the updates is ridiculous. Every second day there is a new minor update which just fixes the errors made in the previous version. There seems to be no
code review before deployment. The user is the beta tester.

5 stars
I use it a lot, no problem whatsoever.
By , for WP 3.9.1

Dependable. Useful.

1 star
broke my site - cant login, even re-installed DB & site (rename backend feature)
By ,

What can I say, since the name change the hide backend feature has complety screwed up nearly all my websites.

I even re-installed one website and it didnt even fix this issue.

Is there a way to fix the "hide backend" feature so I can use a specific url and not /wp-admin !!?
I cant beleive after all the updates this plugin has had this has not been addressed

1 star
Wouldn't recommend since name change
By , for WP 3.9

I've been using this plugin for a long time, really liked the old plugin, felt like it did a good job.

I can't say the same for this new version of the plugin.

Ran into a few problems (not major, but problems that other security plugins don't have, so why should I put up with it). Also couldn't find some of the features of the old plugin.

Its not the worst, still does a good job but I will be using other security plugins for now. It seems to me as though the old plugin was pulled apart, taped back together and quickly spray-painted with Ithemes branding.

1 star
Greedy iThemes
By , for WP 3.9

I have been using this plugin for years now and was more than happy with it.

Now greedy iThemes comes along wanting to make more money. Now you have to uprade to a "Pro Version" to get all the features necessary to secure your site. What a bullshit.

I hope you get so many 1 star reviews that you will have to restore the plugin like it was. F*** You. Why can't you just leave things as they are!!!

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