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Wordfence Security

Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.


1419 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars
5 stars
great plugin
By ,

works perfect - I recommend it

5 stars
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is a great plugin, easy to understand and to use. Many very good hints and tools.

5 stars
Highly recommended. Still some problem with migration
By , for WP 3.9.1

I had trouble migrating a site from local host to remove server with this plugin installed, so removed it (April 2014). I later decided to add it back in on the remote server (June 2014). Still some problems with changing url strings in the database during migration, but the hosted site seemed to work with the PI installed. Then it went to work, and I discovered all these bad people out there trying to bust into my little WordPress site. After receiving about 25 notices the first week from WP Security about breakin attempts, I persuaded the owner of the site to purchase the premium version. Highly recommended.

5 stars
Really Works
By , for WP 3.9.1

Powerful security plugin, and easy to use for even beginners.

5 stars
Very good plugin.
By ,

Very good and useful plugin. A must have for every website.

5 stars
By , for WP 3.9.1

WORDFENCE is a very good security solution for my site. I am very thankful and I suggest to any wordpress.org bloggers to install it as soon as it's possible. It's freeware and it's useful to protect. After scanning my site, it has immediately informed me that I had one page which contained a suspected malware URL (I honestly didn't know about it !!!). I had removed the suspected malware URL, I have scanned again my site with Wordfence and now I have the following result :

Congratulations! You have no security issues on your site!

So, I will NEVER use my website without my protector WORDFENCE SECURITY !

May God bless you, Wordfence !

Best regards !
Tomis the Cat

5 stars
A necessary plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

My new host recommended this plugin and I'm a bit embarrassed I've only recently discovered it! Now that I understand its capabilities it is the first plugin I install on any new site. I recommend every WP user install this plugin.

Wordfence lets you know when someone is trying to hack into your WP site, and I'm surprised how often that happens. I get emailed every time someone attempts to log in and you can set how many attempts they're allowed before locking from the domain completely. Brilliant stuff.

Set-up is simple and there's a whole load of other stuff Wordfence is doing that I've yet to discover, but with this and Vaultpress installed I feel pretty confident my websites are secure.

1 star
Another advertising plugin that lies you to sell
By , for WP 3.9

I just installed the plugin, and it's not more than a sales counter to sell you a service.
It even goes beyond "the mechanic telling you to change stuff which is fine" (normal for virus-scanner software).

The buttons for "view what is different" on the fake scan results for a plugin marked as "DIFFERENT THAN THE VERSION IN REPOSITORY!" doesn't even take you anywhere.

I took the task to find the repository for the exact version (Akismet 2.2.7) and compared it myself with the version in my site, and THEY ARE IDENTICAL. Byte by byte.

Other features other than "SCAN AND LIE TO ME" or "UPGRADE" don't work either. It just takes you to a not found page.

My site IS infected with some spamming code, and this didn't even found it in my theme files.

Again, this is just a useless window to sell you something you might even not need, based on terror.


5 stars
Fantastic Plugin!!
By , for WP 3.9.1

I have many websites/blogs and I've used probably ALL of the popular plugins which have been around a while for security. I highly recommend WordFence & have been using it for some time now!

I also appreciate the updates being current with WP changes and the e-mail newsletter is informative!

Thank You Guys!!!

5 stars
Seems to Work well
By , for WP 3.9.1

Always hard to know if a security plug in is working but this seems to be great.

I got a malware pharma attack and it found all the pages infected for me and I hope is closing other loopholes

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