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This plugin wrote to the htaccess incorrectly, breaking the site and creating a 500 internal server error. Apparently, it did other damage as well because I have been unable to repair the problem.
Support (at least, through the WP plugin forum) has been non-existent.
This plugin works very great for security of a blog, but there is no option for reverting the changes made by it. It is very hard to remove it with the changes, it created in your WordPress Blog. Sometimes, the blog is also crashed due to its restrictions and changes.
The plugin is locking the admin ! I had to delete in the database the redirection from wp-admin
It seems pretty good on average but being locked from its own website IS NOT SECURITY so I cannot give 4 or 5 stars
Doesn't work with PageSpeed and Timthumb images won't show unless you open the whole backdoor.
If you only have one environment...this plugin works as described, is easy to use, and simple instructions are included in the interface.
If you have both a development environment and a production environment...this plugin will make your life a nightmare. You cannot simply push the files and the new SQL from one environment to another. You must first disable the plugin and revert your .htaccess file, then copy everything over, then enable the plugin, and then go through all your individual plugin options again. What should be made simple by a good plugin suddenly becomes an overwhelming, tedious task.
Security is important, so if you have separate dev and production environments you should absolutely get a security plugin...just not this one.
I really tested this plugin fully because we're talking about security issues.
I find that the plugin works and you find some youtube video's and good reviews out there.
BUT, you can also totally mess it all up with this plugin if you don't know what you're doing.
This plugin worked really well until 2 days ago.
It started sending out a lot of emails saying a file has changed (when nothing had infact changed)
The email also did not contain any file. Usually it does list out hte files that were changed.
A few threads are in the support forum that show a few users that were affected by this
I was happy with this plugin till 2 days ago....
Don't get me wrong, I find this a decent security. It's kind of buggy. I would activate this plugin, and everything's working fine I could sleep well at night, but then comes few days later the site just completely disappear with just a blank screen, or the site is there but when I try access the login area, I get a white blank screen.
Only way to fix this is deactivate it through FTP, and login it activate it again and problem is solved, but then again few days later, it repeats itself.
It's great while it lasts, but annoyance is what this plugin does to you after a few days for you expecting it a great plugin.
Strongly considering an alternative
It was a great plugin until this last update, then something happened. My site went offline, so I am assuming it was a conflict with another plugin. I had to delete it. I really liked that it would send database backups to me every week.
The plugin started conflicting with TimThumb and stopping the load of thumbnails. Then it started returning errors after the latest update. The error was just "error" not error loading anything, 404, nothing just error. Then it locked me out with "error".
Disabled the plugin via FTP by renaming the folder. I was able to login but then the backup it gave me at the start of everything was unusable because I wasn't able to use the plugin to restore it, as it would 'error' if it was reactivated.
Now I couldn't edit anything or I would get locked out. This is after the plugin was uninstalled.
To have my hosting company restore everything back to 11 days ago before I installed the plugin cost me $150.
In theory the plugin is great, simple to use, and has all the tools you need. It just totally conflicted with something, my theme, another plugin, my name, hair color, something.
If you are going to use the plugin, get a good backup from another plugin of your entire site including the database, just in case.
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