Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.
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.
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!!!
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
Essential - easy to use.
This is an incredible plugin for security and tracking who is online at any one time. I have installed it over 18 sites. Great way to secure your site. There is an option to also allow cloudflare as well. Stops all attempts to login with an admin or invalid login name or password. Easy to recover any file that has been changed as well.
I've added word fence to all of my sites now. It amazes me how many attacks there are on them. Most are tiny sites that I always assumed that no one would have any interest in attacking but, man was I wrong. Loving the plugin. Loving the security.
I'm now using using this on every site in combination with iThemes Security. After a couple of months Wordfence has performed flawlessly and the recently included cacheing feature is just icing on the cake.
Out of the box it's an easy setup, even for inexperienced WP bloggers, and with the basic features covering what you need, it's a go to for just about any security need.
Pro is worth every dime.
It signals a changed code file (such as if spam injected) and sends notices of activity on the site. Very useful, would not run without it.
Wordfence seems to be up to speed on security issues and the regular updates reassure rather than scare users.
Very simple to set up and use.
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