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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

Protect your WordPress site by hiding vital areas of your site, protecting access to important files, preventing brute-force login attempts, detecting


3496 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
All-in-one solution
By , for WP 3.9.1

One of my favourite WP plugin.

Remember to add it and configure on a fresh WP installation. When you have tons of other plugins, sophisticated theme and lot of content, sometimes it may mess it up.

Also, remember to add your own IP to the whitelist to prevent potential lock-ups.

Very good plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

Perfect for us

By , for WP 3.9.1

I've installed it after an hacker attack and now my site works really perfect. And you cannot imagine before how many attacks and treats you are receiving every day..

Great plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

It just works really well with loads of features for keeping WordPress secure. Thank you!

feel safe
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Well worth taking the time to install and configure, has saved us on numerous occasions.

By , for WP 3.9.1

I wanted to try-out this plug-in to get better security going on my installation. When I realized that some of the plug-ins I already have installed would do some of the same things (Theme My Log-in disables wp-login.php and Stop Spammers blocks spam from IP based on THREE different spammer databases, plus akismet).

So, the fun began when I tired to un-install it. Ridiculous. I brought my website down. I tried various things on my own and forced to keep the plug-in active just to keep my website going.

I posted in the support forum in desperation and the plug-in authors didn't respond, but someone who already figured out how to fix these things did and he gave me the step-by-step instructions that he had written for his clients to fix this POS and get it working again:

Since I wasn't interested in getting it working at the last steps instead of re-naming the directories back to their original names and activating the plug-in I deleted the directory and deleted the plug-in ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!

By , for WP 3.9.1

This plugin has become one of the first I install

Great for SSL
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Adds a lot of value!

Highly Recommended
By , for WP 3.9.1

iThemes Security was recommended to me by my web host when it was still known by it's former name, WP-Security, if I am remembering correctly.

I had not known that such a plugin existed, and I had been installing WordPress sites right and left!

I am extremely happy with iThemes and found it to be quite intuitive right from the start, unlike BPS, which left me guessing!

Seems to work well
By , for WP 3.9.1

Seems to work well

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