Plugin Reviews

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


3499 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 3.8.1

recomended.. plugin......

Excelente desempeño
By , for WP 3.9

No he tenido ningun problema y funciona bastante bien para mis sitios

Too many updates
By , for WP 3.9

The release cycle of the updates is ridiculous. Every second day there is a new minor update which just fixes the errors made in the previous version. There seems to be no
code review before deployment. The user is the beta tester.

I use it a lot, no problem whatsoever.
By , for WP 3.9.2

Dependable. Useful.

broke my site - cant login, even re-installed DB & site (rename backend feature)
By ,

What can I say, since the name change the hide backend feature has complety screwed up nearly all my websites.

I even re-installed one website and it didnt even fix this issue.

Is there a way to fix the "hide backend" feature so I can use a specific url and not /wp-admin !!?
I cant beleive after all the updates this plugin has had this has not been addressed

Best option for securing your WP site
By , for WP 4.1.1

I've been using this plugin for a long time, really liked the old plugin, felt like it did a good job.
I can't say the same for this new version of the plugin.
Ran into a few problems (not major, but problems that other security plugins don't have, so why should I put up with it). Also couldn't find some of the features of the old plugin.
Its not the worst, still does a good job but I will be using other security plugins for now. It seems to me as though the old plugin was pulled apart, taped back together and quickly spray-painted with Ithemes branding.

While I felt and still feel these points where valid, I now feel as though iThemes has pulled it together, I'm having no more problems, there are many new features which I use on every website I secure, I'm even willing to pay to get the extra features the Pro versions has. All in all I now find this to be the best plugin for securing a WordPress site.

Greedy iThemes
By , for WP 3.9

I have been using this plugin for years now and was more than happy with it.

Now greedy iThemes comes along wanting to make more money. Now you have to uprade to a "Pro Version" to get all the features necessary to secure your site. What a bullshit.

I hope you get so many 1 star reviews that you will have to restore the plugin like it was. F*** You. Why can't you just leave things as they are!!!

Necessary Plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

Everything it says it can do, it handles well. I commend Chris, Matt, and Chris for their work.

STAY AWAY! (I cannot get into wordpress dashboard now)
By , for WP 3.9

I have been using this plug-in for a long time (2 years at least) but After updating to the last version, Right now I cannot access to my wordpress dashboard at all. It says "Page not found" even though it was working just before updating! Last version mess everything up, there is a problem probably with wp-login.php?qe34km6..... but I cannot figure it out how to make it as usual wp-login.php now!

Version: 4.0.21 is the latest version that I updated lastly.

NOTE: I have solved the problem by editing htaccess and delete everything related to Better WP Security...

Locked out and not allowed in.
By , for WP 3.9

To put it simply… DO NOT USE IT! What seem like good features are crippling this previously wonderful plug-in, and cost me a whole day to rectify.

If it's already installed on your site, don't update it… bin it.

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