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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.


162 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Astoundingly good security - but causes problems
By , for WP 3.6

This is an absolutely fantastic plug-in!

The security it provides is fantastic. Unfortunately, it also causes problems at every turn... I guess because it is SO GOOD (and it is!).

I can't run it alongside WooCommerce, it breaks the check-out process. I can't use my e-mail marketing along with it, it breaks the links in the e-mails by appending to them. It's a great plug-in, I just wish I could get it to run with my sites better!

Unfortunately, I'm now unable to even make modifications. I'm (obviously) the admin on the sites, but I'm told I no longer have sufficient privileges.

It's a great plug-in, and I will definitely keep updating it and doing my best to use it. HIGHLY recommended, especially for simple, high-traffic sites.

I HIGHLY recommend installing and running as many of the features as you can on even a complex site, but be aware that you may have issues, so go carefully and do your best to make it work! : )

I recommend
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I really recommende this plugin to increase your web page or blog based on wordpress.

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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