Support » Plugin: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) » Bad Plugin ruined my site Author will delete any bad reviews

  • I am giving this plug in a 1 star because it ruined my website.
    the backups of database do not work.

    The change _wp table extentions does not work it wasted my site.

    If I could give this plug in review a zero I would.

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  • The author did warn not to use it on an existing site. Not that I don’t feel your pain. But I made note of that when I read it.

    Hi I am sorry to hear that you have had a bad experience with this plugin. However like @shawn00m mentions the author does place plenty of warnings to make you aware of the consequences if you implement any options.

    Changing database tables, this option has caused many issues in the past just like yourself. The best practice for this feature is to implement the changes from the beginning of the website or blog. Also if you ever decide to use this plugin again, make sure that you create a database backup just in case something goes wrong.

    Kind regards

    Another suggestion. If you’re going to implement all or most of the security measures, the biggest problem I have had has been when I change the wp-content folder name. This caused many things to disappear, links break, etc. There is a great plugin called Search and Replace that you can quickly use to replace any references to images, etc. and get them back.

    I’ve now implemented this security plugin on a half dozen LIVE sites, and have had no problems when I go through step by step and backup the database before every change. So far, I’m very happy with this plugin.

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