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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

Take the guesswork out of WordPress security. iThemes Security offers 30+ ways to lock down WordPress in an easy-to-use WordPress security plugin.


160 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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almost great - but localizatio works strange
By , for WP 3.6

The translation only works with fixed wp_lang.
Doesn't work with qtranslate or "Native Dashboard".
It seems that "lockouts" (ban a host after certain intents) do not work in "Safe mode"


Simple et efficace
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Attention à certaines options et à bien comprendre ce que vous faite avec...

Great plugin!
By , for WP 3.6

It secure your WordPress installation in just few clicks!

Only problem I had was renaming the table prefix - It broke my installation.
This is why it get's 4 stars

pretty convenient
By , for WP 3.6

I use this to stop forced logins and reduce spam and hack attempts which this seems to stop completely.

One thing where I got lost is when I changed the wp-admin url to something else it was hard to find thid option to reset it, it seemed easier in previous versions though but it may just be me.

Lots of options in there.

Simple easy to install
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Just started using this but all good so far

Better means "Better" for sure
By , for WP 3.9.1

So far I have used this plugin on several sites for clients. The only one it did not work with involved WishList Member plugin; which honestly does not play well with quite a few plugins.
I love the ease of installation and lockdown. Have been using it since it was Better Security.
If anyone from iThemes is reading this, maybe you could reach out to Wishlist Member and work together on it.


Excellent Plugin
By , for WP 3.6

After a search for good security plugins, I have settled on this, and it's a good one. Just be careful, especially with options that have warnings

great but blocked legit people from seeing our website.
By , for WP 3.5.2

3 pcs at the church and my mac at home would get blocked by what this plugin does. it seems to edit/add code to the .htaccess file which blocked legitimate users. so I had to delete for this reason.

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This simply works.

But how do I test the security with a third party?

Great, great software
By , for WP 3.5.2

Excellent software, fairly easy to use, just wish the email alerts that came were a little more detailed - never sure if it's coming from this plugin or another one since there is no labelling of the email - just looks like an email from me to me about site lockouts, etc.

Pretty much my only complaint, it's wonderful otherwise.

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