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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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

155 reviews
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1 star
I don't like it
By , for WP 3.9.1

After making a comparison between the most 4 popular security plugins, I found this to be the least preferred to me.
- I liked the security status flags but hated that I can't ignore/hide them.
- Most options have very minimal description of what they do behind the scenes.
- Too much advertisements for their other plugins.
- Very expensive!

Cheers,
Azzuwayed.

1 star
You have been locked out due to too many login attempts.
By ,

and no way back. Forget it forever.

1 star
A real pain
By , for WP 3.9.1

Thought it was going to be great but it has only caused problems!! And the support is non-existent...

1 star
Doesn't work and no support.
By , for WP 3.9.1

I installed this plugin and it broke my site, generating 500 errors. Additionally I received no support from the support forum.

If you install this plugin and you don't know how to fix the 500 errors yourself, your site could be down for an extended period of time. That IMO makes it a risky option.

1 star
Randomly locked me out of my site
By , for WP 3.9.1

I thought this would be a good plugin, but beginning a few days ago it started randomly requiring me to log in to my admin account over and over every few hours, and then this morning (7/3/14) it locked me out entirely ("too many login attempts") with no recourse to get back in.

I finally went to my FTP program and manually deleted the plugin and all its files from the host server, and after that was finally able to log back in.

I will not be reinstalling this plugin.

1 star
currently completely broken.
By , for WP 3.9.1

This plugin was working great and I was ready to pay for the pro version. Now it doesn't seem anything is working. I no longer receive emails about file changes and back up is a no go, and every time i go to the settings it shows the same repairs are needed even though I set and chose save changes.

Bummer cause I really like this when it was working.

1 star
Uninstalling and re-installing all day every day
By ,

IThemes Security is a great plugin if you don’t mind spending most of the day uninstalling and re-installing the plugin, after you keep getting locked out every time.

1 star
Thanks for nothing.
By , for WP 3.9.1

I bought the IThemesPro and couldn't install, neither via admin panel nor via FTP directly. Via admin panel I got the message: Das Paket konnte nicht installiert werden. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Invalid archive structure (package couldn't be installed)

Via FTP the plugin was installed and activated, but then it leads me permanently to a clean white page with a simple and non-effective "error" in top left corner.

Nobody answered my first post about one month ago on the ithemes-support page, no support and nothing useful. And I guess I won't get my money back, so the last thing for me to do is, to give a negative feedback on every site where this plugin is recommended (for what?).

1 star
Awful
By , for WP 3.9.1

Worst plugin I've ever had the misfortune to stumble across

1 star
CAN'T GET BACK TO MY SITE.
By , for WP 3.9.1

Just can't get back to my website. Get this code:

...plugins/better-wp-security/modules/free/four-oh-four/class-itsec-four-oh-four.php on line 32

I will NEVER AGAIN trust the security of my website on such a irresponsable company. I've been trying to solve it in your guide page for this problem. NO LUCK!

Had to reinstall and loose the most of my website configuration. GREAT! Thanks, guys.

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