Plugin Reviews

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

The easiest, most effective way to secure WordPress in seconds.


141 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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I Like The Plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

The plugin works great. I rated it a 4 because a lot of my other features stopped working. I still would recommend this plugin, because it works and you don't have to worry about hackers.

Improved security with a few clics
By , for WP 3.5.1

Back in March 2013 a massive brute force attack brought me to enforce my customer WordPress installs, I found a great tool in this plugin, which guards those topic entry points for the casual and probably even strong intrusion effort (depending on install settings and hosting server safety).
I found particularly nice to receive notifications about file changes, deletions, etc.
After all I am using it as well even in my own SEO website.
Thanks for offering this to our WP Community! This one lives in my "basic install" pack.

i love this plugin
By , for WP 3.8

im usin this plugin on all of my websites :) and i really feel safe about them :)

A good start, use in conjunction with other plugins.
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is a good start but didn't help me with 2 different malware that infected some of my sites. The tools to change admin, table prefix, etc are great!

Works if you get figure it out
By , for WP 3.5.1

Well, these security plug ins are complicated and but this one seems to help you along with extensive comments and documentation. Scary stuff as plugins are often the source of attacks, so you really need this!

It's back on track
By , for WP 3.9.2

After a shaky start during the change to iThemes security, this plugin appears to be back on track!

Works well
By , for WP 3.5.1

Works well for my site.

Clean, unobstrusive
By , for WP 3.5.1

Appears to capture questionable code inserted into sight, and helps me correct it.

Great security plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is the second security plugin I tried out... should have just started with it. It does nearly everything I need and is very easy to configure.

The only reason I didn't give it a full 5 star is because the watch for file changes option seems to be broken for larger sites. I tried using it on 8 separate sites, and it killed all but one of them (which was a fresh install of WP with almost nothing on it yet), I think due to the sheer volume of media it was trying to watch.

Just be warned that it it POWERFUL, and powerful plugins can be amazing or disastrous depending on your level of technical skill. Always, always, always have a backup of your database on hand just in case (and don't do configuration testing on a live site if you don't have to).

Solid plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

Solid plugin. Does what it advertises. Enabling secure sites can be difficult. With any security there's a steep learning curve, this plugin provides ample warnings for site breaking changes.

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