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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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

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107 reviews
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4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
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4 stars
Simple and usefull
By , for WP 3.8.1

Simple and usefull

4 stars
Great plugin
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That's a great plugin. Sometime complex and tricky but it does a good job.

4 stars
Good plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

Easy to use, works well, but a few issues;

4 stars
Very useful
By , for WP 3.7.1

good one, thanks.

4 stars
Very Nice.
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I installed this after watching a hour long webinar on how to use it. That was very helpful.

This plugin seems to cover all the bases and seems a bit more user friendly than most other security plugins I've tried.

4 stars
BWPS causes HTTP 500 errors due to overwritten .htaccess
By , for WP 3.8

====UPDATE BELOW====
I am very dissapointed with this plugin and I can only warn: DO NOT INSTALL IT.

For some reasons my .htaccess file is changed sporadically. The default WP block in this file is either broken or copied a hundred times. And my research brought me to BWPS causing this behavior. In the WP support forum there is a longer discussion thread about it.

So I moved on to deactivate BWPS. And it caused my installation to bring errors about missing lines. And after refreshing my page, it showed all special characters in a strange way like a missing charset.

So I tried to reconfigure BWPS. But what should I say? Every tab in this plugin brought the error that permissions are missing.

BWPS for me is absolutely unuseful. It causes errors, it's not possible to configure. And after deactivating this, my page shows errors and strange characters.

I'm not looking for help. I only try to get rid of this plugin.

====UPDATE====
The plugin seems to do its job. But it works in another way than expected. And it does strange things when it's influenced by other plugins.
This research took me several days of my life. But I would like to correct my first opinion.

4 stars
Solid security
By , for WP 3.8

This will secure your site very well. Almost too well - I got locked out a couple times the first few days of using it. Pay attention when you set it up, and you will be fine.

4 stars
Decent..
By , for WP 3.8

Decent plugin. It definitely covers a lot of ground so a newbie WP user may be overwhelmed but once I actually took some time to go through it all and experiment a little it becomes clear.
I have had some issues with lockouts and such but adjusting the settings will usually help this. Just make sure you test everything out before your site goes live but the same goes for all plugins right.

Thanks for the detailed time with this.

4 stars
Very solid
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The only real problem with it is that the learning curve for new users is too steep. The messages they're given on the dashboard do not correspond to the options that they see on the various settings screens.

4 stars
Excellent product
By , for WP 3.7.1

Not for technophobes but it is an easy to use security solution if you have an intermediate knowledge of using wordpress

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