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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.


3731 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
Best free security plugin for WP
By , for WP 3.9.1

I have been using this plugin when it was called Better WP Security. It has only been getting better. It should be part of any WP install and iTheme should work out a deal to have it part of the default WP install. This is by far the easiest to use and one of the more powerful security plugin I've used in WP. It is a must have plugin for anyone looking to secure a WP site.

Good security with room for improvement
By , for WP 3.9.1

Works great however there are some room for improvement mainly in user interface. The security side of things seems to be top notch.

Would prefer the file change emails to have filenames left justified so easier to go through the list.

Some things are probably my own doing. I installed Backup Buddy later and now I can't seem to remove this plugins scheduled backed emails.

It is a great free solution however at some point I want to look into the PRO version.

Notifies me of potential hackers and much more
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is a fantastic plugin.

I notifies me constantly of any possible threats to my websites and allows me to all more IPs to my blocking list.

Very helpful.

The only thing that would make this better, would be the option to log into one of my websites and then have a bulk settings, so that the settings (new banded IPs) can be added to all the other websites that I own. This would save time. Spyder Spanker Pro has this option

Easy and no-pain way for secure your WP
By , for WP 3.9

I use it for long time ago and is an excellent option for secure your site, very usefull. 5 stars!!

Great Features
By , for WP 3.9.1

Simple, effective and free! What a great plug-in!

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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!

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