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All In One WP Security & Firewall

A comprehensive, user-friendly, all in one WordPress security and firewall plugin for your site.

4 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Clutters up sites and seems to attract bots
By , for WP 4.4

I have used this plugin for a few years, but I had to uninstall it on all sites recently because I noticed I had to keep increasing the disk space allowance on customer sites. I finally did some digging to see what the issue was and found that the AIOWPS log files continued to increase in size by themselves, and were taking up more space then the rest of the entire WordPress installs and all associated content. I was seeing log files over 100MB and growing, which is just too dang big. I appreciate the effort here to create a log that users can refer to, but the cost is just too high. As soon as I uninstalled this plugin on my WordPress installs, I was able to go in and decrease the disk space quota on all my accounts. I even saw one site go down from 351mb to 157mb. Nearly 200mb???? This is a big issue that needs to be resolved. You can't expect people to have unlimited disk space on their web hosting.

The other issue I noticed was that having this plugin installed seems to actually attract bots/attackers. Now maybe I'm just way off base and that isn't possible, but for comparison sake, I installed a different security plugin on another site and noticed my emails regarding attempted logins were cut by 2-3 times. The site with the new security was getting maybe 3-4 per day, while AIOWPS was getting around 10 attempts per day. Maybe coincidence. Maybe not.

I liked a lot of features in this plugin, but between using way too much space and the uneasiness I get from the increased amount of attempted brute force logins, I just don't think this is the plugin I should be installing across the board for all my clients.

Please, more seriously when it comes to security.
By , for WP 4.2.4

great plugin but with a dramatic fall from grace:
"Copy protection settings", which disables the right mouse button.
Terrible, really terrible....
I Will it change my vote when you are more serious :)

Good overall plugin but...
By ,

As several of the reviewers said, it's a great security package if you want to harden a WordPress site. But, when on a multisite installation, sometimes it prevents visitors from commenting.

Had to deactivate it since commenting is part of the process of blogging, here...

Searching in the forum for a solution is done by browsing endlessly until you find a post related to your problem but with no answer. Meh.

Error message, raised with support, nobody answered
By ,

Had high hopes for this plugin, as a non techy person, I hoped it would give me easy to install, set up and run Security on my wordpress blog.

After I installed it, I got a repeating Warning message on the dashboard to the plugin, that ran to almost 200 lines. I posted a question about it on the plugin's forum, waited a couple of days, and when I got no answer, I asked if the author was around. For that I got my wrist slapped by a moderator for bumping, who deleted my 'reminder'. I waited another day (by which time the author had been on the forum answering support questions that had been posted after mine, but ignoring mine). Again I politely asked why, and was deleted by the moderator. That was five days, still no reply.

Gave up and installed Wordfence, best decision I ever made.

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