Protect your WordPress site by hiding vital areas of your site, protecting access to important files, preventing brute-force login attempts, detecting
I ended up deleting this plugin after getting the iTheme update. Got locked out of my site, couldn't access the login page. I had to change the plugin file name and delete the plugin.
After Better WP Security being bomb proof this was the last place I looked to solve my (MANY) troubles over the last couple days.
They seem to have decided it would be a good idea to completely rewrite everything and release it without extensively testing it. Now they are on a cycle of almost daily updates trying to fix bugs. They may get it working sometime in the future. But for now stick to the older version.
This is the second time an update got most of my sites offline... i cant trust this plugin anymore, shabby programing, also im not too found of the large banners everywhere and slow plugin.
Do not install this. I even talked to Bluehost support regarding this issue. It was causing my WordPress hosted on Bluehost to crash multiple times a day. This was causing my Bluehost server to throttle a whole lot, resulting in "jailig" my server in Bluehost temporarily.
DO NOT INSTALL if you have Bluehost. I'm not sure about other hosts.
Do not use this plugin. I was locked out of my WP dashboard for two days until I figured out it had caused havoc with my .htaccess file. Once I replaced the file, I was finally able to get back in.
updates tend to crash my site or lose all my events. no response from authors on how to fix.
I had blind faith in this plugin but we recently -after months running into huge, very huge server loads- discovered that WP better Security caused all these loads and complete dedicated server downtime (!!!) ... A BIG BUG/ISSUE!
It seems that this is caused by the filecheck php file:
PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in ..../wp-content/plugins/better-wp-security/inc/filecheck.php on line 55
Not sure yet but it may also have to do with some setting, I have other sites where there are no problems yet.
I've been using Better Security for months and loved it. I have it installed on multiple sites.
Two days ago my client's server crashed on a very important day when she was launching a product and had a high-profile google hangout. This day would have brought a lot of new traffic to her website. Instead, there was zero traffic because Better Security overloaded and crashed the godaddy server.
I nearly lost my job because this plugin.
Please do not install, it's not worth it. Also, it doesn't clean up after itself so you are stuck with a permanently altered website.
Completely ruined my site, even uninstalling wouldn't get it back, had to restore everything from backup.
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