WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Plugin Reviews

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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

111 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
You are currently viewing the reviews that provided a rating of 4 stars. Click here to see all reviews.
4 stars
Very extensive / More visuals please
By , for WP 3.8.3

Very extensive options to finetune your security. It's very very good. However, I do feel this plugin needs some more visual representation of your current settings, so you can quickly scan how well your site is protected.

4 stars
Good, but have to be careful!
By , for WP 3.9.1

I recently changed to this plugin on my site http://goringeaccountants.co.uk from another popular one and found it much more secure and informed me of all the attacks I was under that otherwise I would have never of known about.

You have to be VERY careful though not to lock yourself out when setting up all the security. Changing wp-content directory for example messes up all your plugins - including this one!! Luckily I had SSH access to the server and I could put it back manually...

So be careful what you enable!

4 stars
Easy usage
By , for WP 3.9.1

Good defence!

4 stars
Good but can be better
By , for WP 3.9.1

The best plugin in its category. However some things might be better, for instance memory leask during dabatase backups...

4 stars
Security plugin of my choice
By ,

iThemes security is the security plugin of my choice, covers all others plugins in a better way, and more.

It's not perfect yet, Its blocking my edits in W3TC to minification...

4 stars
Great & easy
By ,

it enhanced my website security a lot. I no more have weird comments and new users as admins on my website. It also reduced my host's traffic which was all from hacking resources. I'm way more secured than before.

Two Problems I found:
1. Since it restricts lots of open features, many plugins stop functioning properly.
2. To fix some problem, I need to retrieve access manually and not through iTheme security. uninstalling the plugin doesn't bring default settings. for instance, the .htaccess gets missed up and I have to recopy a new version manually.

4 stars
Very helpful
By , for WP 3.9.1

Like most CMSs, WordPress has a lot of options and configurations. Even using just the first few layers of security with this plugin helps to reduce your risk of getting exploited.

4 stars
Good
By , for WP 3.9.1

The plugin works great but has a few problems and bugs, nothing serious!

4 stars
Maybe a must have plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

A great security plugin. A must to have for all wordpress website.
Some little bug sometimes but nothing huge.

4 stars
Don't even know it's there
By , for WP 3.9.1

The plug-in does what it needs to do so I don't need to think about it. That's the hallmark of a great app \ plug-in

You must log in to submit a review. You can also log in or register using the form near the top of this page.