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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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

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108 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
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4 stars
Security for dummies
By , for WP 3.6.1

Overall the program has a lot of vital security fixes and changes that you need multiple plugins elsewhere to get. MOST of the changes are pretty simple and straight forward. A word to the wise to those new at this though, INSTALL TO A FRESH WORDPRESS INSTALL ESPECIALLY WHEN USING WORDPRESS MU ENABLED and IT REALLY REALLY HELPS IF YOUR SSL CERTS ARE ALREADY INSTALLED (GO TRUSTED/VERIFIED CERTS/KEY trust me) and functioning before install. I saw enough good that even with my nightmare of an install experience I am going to try again, THE RIGHT WAY. lol. I would recommend to the developer to additionally include a change removal tool to undo changes simply (if that's even possible) for those who aren't so savvy especially as backups don't always work as expected. Read the directions, do after a fresh install and make sure certs/key is installed first and I think you will love it. (4 stars is for ease of install for the vapid amount of new users in the WordPress landscape)

4 stars
Excelente Plugin. Gracias a él pude evitar muchos problemas en mi sitio
By , for WP 3.6.1

Excelente Plugin. Gracias a él pude evitar muchos problemas en mi sitio

4 stars
Works really well, no real problems
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Very extensive security set. Seems to just run without needing a lot of attention.

4 stars
Sencillo y perfecto
By , for WP 3.6.1

Super facil realizar todas las modificaciones

4 stars
Astoundingly good security - but causes problems
By , for WP 3.6

This is an absolutely fantastic plug-in!

The security it provides is fantastic. Unfortunately, it also causes problems at every turn... I guess because it is SO GOOD (and it is!).

I can't run it alongside WooCommerce, it breaks the check-out process. I can't use my e-mail marketing along with it, it breaks the links in the e-mails by appending to them. It's a great plug-in, I just wish I could get it to run with my sites better!

Unfortunately, I'm now unable to even make modifications. I'm (obviously) the admin on the sites, but I'm told I no longer have sufficient privileges.

It's a great plug-in, and I will definitely keep updating it and doing my best to use it. HIGHLY recommended, especially for simple, high-traffic sites.

I HIGHLY recommend installing and running as many of the features as you can on even a complex site, but be aware that you may have issues, so go carefully and do your best to make it work! : )

4 stars
I recommend
By ,

I really recommende this plugin to increase your web page or blog based on wordpress.

4 stars
almost great - but localizatio works strange
By , for WP 3.6

The translation only works with fixed wp_lang.
Doesn't work with qtranslate or "Native Dashboard".
It seems that "lockouts" (ban a host after certain intents) do not work in "Safe mode"

:G.rü

4 stars
Simple et efficace
By ,

Attention à certaines options et à bien comprendre ce que vous faite avec...

4 stars
Great plugin!
By , for WP 3.6

It secure your WordPress installation in just few clicks!

Only problem I had was renaming the table prefix - It broke my installation.
This is why it get's 4 stars

4 stars
pretty convenient
By , for WP 3.6

I use this to stop forced logins and reduce spam and hack attempts which this seems to stop completely.

One thing where I got lost is when I changed the wp-admin url to something else it was hard to find thid option to reset it, it seemed easier in previous versions though but it may just be me.

Lots of options in there.

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