Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security » [Plugin: Wordfence] Commercial Version and This Version

  • Resolved MickeyRoush


    What’s the difference between this version and the commercial version? Or is this basically a trial version? I read on your author’s home page that there is a 5 day free trial, after that, you have to pay monthly. So what does this plugin that I download from here do after the trial period? Sorry, but between the listing here and what your website states, can be a bit confusing. If you can clear this up for me and everyone, it would be greatly appreciated.


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  • Plugin Author Wordfence


    Hi Mickey,

    Sorry about any confusion caused. We rushed out two new releases today that completely cleared this up.

    You can now install and use Wordfence free. Just install the plugin, go to and get a free API key and you’re all set. No credit card required. It’s permanently free, no trial period, no cripple-ware or anything silly like that.

    The paid API key enables plugin and theme file verification. We also give our paid customers priority support. We’ll be adding a few other features in the coming weeks. Mostly stuff that costs us money to provide. The plugin and theme verification uses significant server resources on our end, so that’s why we charge for it.

    The free version of Wordfence has 90% of the value that Wordfence offers. It includes things like core file verification, malware scanning, checking URLs in your files, posts and comments against google’s safe browsing list, checking for malicious code, login security, live traffic including commercial grade geolocation, etc…etc. It’s completely awesome and something we’re very proud to offer the community.

    Kind regards,

    Mark Maunder
    Wordfence Founder.

    Thanks for your quick reply. Your response clears up a lot. It looks like it does quite a bit.

    Thanks again.

    Hi Mark:

    Your plugin looks extremely interesting.

    May I ask the pricing on the premium API key?

    Thank you.

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