Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » Chnage the dashboard back, you have ruined it

  • I have edited this back to 3 stars but i still think the new dashboard sucks and is illogical in its navigation. Yes it does the job of stopping bad people from getting to your site, but it should be a lot simpler to use than this, it was ok before you changed it

    What the HELL were you thinking with the latest “upgrade” talk about taking a step backwards. It is MUCH harder to use now and much harder to navigate around options, ones you think you should be in a logical order but now are hidden away.

    With live traffic you have stupidly removed the buttons (eg. block IP etc) underneath each blocked bot, so now what the hell do we do? Where the HELL are they?

    I was fine with this plug until some stupid monkey changed it.

    WHOEVER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LATEST VERSION DOES NOT DESERVE TO HAVE A JOB.

    YOU HAVE BLOODY RUINED THE PLUG IN AND AM NOW THINKING OF CHANGING IT

    If something works fine, DONT DAMN WELL “FIX IT” as you have ruined it

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  • Plugin Author Wordfence

    (@mmaunder)

    Hi there.

    Wordfence 7.0.1 was a major user interface redesign which moved the focus onto security fundamentals. Our emphasis is now on securing your website and doing the things that are most important to prevent a hack. This includes giving you a quick and easy way to see what your security posture is and whether you have the blacklist, firewall and malware scan enabled and if you have any current issues.

    Live traffic can be useful for some purposes e.g. seeing in real-time which bots are visiting your site. But it is not fundamental to security and in fact creates unnecessary work if you are trying to watch it and stop attacks manually. Wordfence actually does that work for you automatically now and you can disable live traffic and have a perfectly secure high performance site.

    If you would like live traffic back on the menu on the left, we have provided an option to enable that. Just ask in the support forums.

    If there is anything else specific you think we should change, please do post that in the support forums so it gets on our radar. Software is an organic thing and constantly evolving and it is user feedback that helps it evolve.

    Regards,

    Mark Maunder
    Wordfence Founder/CEO.

    Goodness gracious me Mark. The OP is correct. Your user interface designer needs a few lessons in UI design principles. I’ve been in the industry for more than 20 years and every time I want to look at something in Wordfence I want to immediately close it down and get another security solution for my clients.

    Take a simple task like whitelisting an action a user has just done that Wordfence has incorrectly blocked. I’ll be damned if I can figure out where to even begin looking for this and I’ve tried 4 times already.

    It’s just exceptionally poor design. Sorry, but it is. No matter what the new focus is.

    Regards,
    Andre van der Merwe
    CEO
    app.licious Group Pty Ltd

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