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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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

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2045 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
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5 stars
Love it!
By , for WP 3.5.2

A must install on every website. It's the first plugin installed on every site.

5 stars
Secure, simple.
By , for WP 3.5.2

Secure and simple plugin. OK for everyday use. Easy to learn, 100% needed.

5 stars
An easy end to nuisance attacks
By ,

After being hacked three times in the space of a month, my host recommended this plugin. It's been a real sanity saver!

5 stars
Great Security Plugin!!
By , for WP 3.5.2

This plugin is very useful and is recommended for all users of WordPress. You need this plugin to ensure the security of your WordPress blog secure.

Excellent Performance
The plugin has been excellent since I started using it.

5 stars
Respect!
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Respect!

5 stars
It is Quick.
By , for WP 3.5.2

It's quick. But that's all I know.

5 stars
Great!
By , for WP 3.5.2

Before, it says that you have limited access to WordPress Admin, but after I installed this, it seems like it banned a hacker.

Great job!

Also its free! Keep it up!

5 stars
get rid of the attacks
By , for WP 3.5.2

I liked this plugin. The plugin has helped get rid of the attacks on my blog

5 stars
Just a great product and well worth a donation
By , for WP 3.5.2

It has been a while since I've done a WP install and I'm happy to see the major changes since the early days. It was tough deciding on a security product but I looked at the number of downloads and the number of reviews and THAT played a huge role in selecting this tool.

LOVE IT! Thanks for your great work and providing flexibility in what options to selected with warnings.

5 stars
Works well against brute force attacks
By , for WP 3.5.2

Honestly haven't used any other part of the plugin other than the "Hide Backend" feature which works perfectly. Brilliant, simple execution. Was in the midst of a brute force attack and between killing processes on the server and installing this plugin, once the hide feature was activated the attack subsided and the server load dropped back to normal. This seems to be the only current defense against these types of wp-login attacks. Installed it on about 7 single sites, and one multisite install with 40 websites and it works.

Do yourself a favor and DO NOT install any type of login blacklisting plugins like WP Security Solution, or Login Lockdown. They can't handle the 1000s of IPs blasted at them by these attacks and basically create a DoS on your server while trying to respond and write to the database. If you use ANYTHING in Better WP Security, use the "Hide backend" feature. It works.

The only thing I wish this plugin had was the ability to customize the fail response. Would be fun to respond with a 500 instead of 404.

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