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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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


107 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
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4 stars
Simple easy to install
By ,

Just started using this but all good so far

4 stars
Better means "Better" for sure
By , for WP 3.9.1

So far I have used this plugin on several sites for clients. The only one it did not work with involved WishList Member plugin; which honestly does not play well with quite a few plugins.
I love the ease of installation and lockdown. Have been using it since it was Better Security.
If anyone from iThemes is reading this, maybe you could reach out to Wishlist Member and work together on it.


4 stars
Excellent Plugin
By , for WP 3.6

After a search for good security plugins, I have settled on this, and it's a good one. Just be careful, especially with options that have warnings

4 stars
great but blocked legit people from seeing our website.
By , for WP 3.5.2

3 pcs at the church and my mac at home would get blocked by what this plugin does. it seems to edit/add code to the .htaccess file which blocked legitimate users. so I had to delete for this reason.

4 stars
By ,

This simply works.

But how do I test the security with a third party?

1 star
Great, great software
By , for WP 3.5.2

Excellent software, fairly easy to use, just wish the email alerts that came were a little more detailed - never sure if it's coming from this plugin or another one since there is no labelling of the email - just looks like an email from me to me about site lockouts, etc.

Pretty much my only complaint, it's wonderful otherwise.

4 stars
good security but stuffs up XML-RPC
By , for WP 3.6

been trying to access using XML-RPC, and it just won't connect. hide wp-config is unchecked, hide blog header for flickr etc is unchecked...

I can't think what else would be blocking it... I even downloaded a plugin to enable it but BWPS is still blocking it.

edit: was my stupidity, I was accessing using typical permalinks...

instead of using the full path value.

4 stars
Great plugin
By , for WP 3.5.2

It's great but tweeks doesn't work in windows server :(

4 stars
Great plugin except no DB is attached to email
By , for WP 3.5.1

This plugin is great except that to do a couple of major tweaks they suggest to do a database backup. I've tried that three times on two different email addresses and there is no backup file attached. Oh course I can do this manually and still run the tweaks but it would be nice if the buttons in the plugin's interface actually sent you the file.

4 stars
Excellent plugin - a must have
By ,

Excellent plugin, many options, the only reason it doesn't get 5 stars its because the login page changes but still some trolls find a way to hit it, with no luck of course! Great work! Thanks for sharing.

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