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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


3356 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
Very useful for simple advance security setup
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If you don't have enough knowledge about IT security or don't want to expense too much time setting up basic and advance security parameters in your site, I highly recommend this plugin and its step by step setup wizard.

Too vague (perhaps deliberately)
By , for WP 4.2.1

There are a plethora of options for this Plug-in, but the options are badly worded/explained, and some are downright dangerous (read: can break your site). Despite Whitelisting our site, we weren't able to get our site to render properly (who knows what visitors saw---or didn't see).

And their Support is rubbish. A forum that deletes your posts when you attempt to post an issue? Not even a warning that you failed a CAPTCHA (if that was the probelem): the post just disappears, so you have to retype it. Guessing it's a sneaky way to get you to pay for support, ie, can't post to our Forum and obscure options.

We kept getting lockout messages, but there was no way to disable this 'feature'.

Definitely wouldn't recommend this Plugin.

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I am happy with its service, thanks a lot.

Great plugin
By , for WP 4.2.1

Very usefull with all of the neccessary option, thanks for it!

Too easy to Break
By , for WP 4.2.1

This might seem like a great plugin, but there are way too many options -- and choosing the wrong one will PERMANENTLY remove your access from your site. The only option, once this happens, is to delete wordpress and start over -- hopefully you have a backup from before the failure, because if you don't, you've just lost all your content, as well.

There is, contrary to various web sites, NO WAY to recover from enabling SSL on the site -- deleting table rows, deleting tables, modifying the wp-config, modifying .htaccess, removing the plugin directory, none of these will work. They've hidden the resolution for this problem, forcing you to pay for premium support if you want it fixed.

There should be clear instructions on fixing this problem, rather than outdated nonsense several years old, and a cloud of secrecy. This is a total bait and switch.

Don't risk using this plugin.

Excellent Plugin
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This is an essential plugin that every WordPress site should use. The plugin takes you through the necessary steps to secure your website, starting with taking a full backup of your site and then going through the different security elements, with clear explanations throughout the process, until your site is a fortress!

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Excelente Plugin!

By , for WP 4.2.1

a plugin mush have for my website

Desastre total
By , for WP 4.2.1

Este plugin de seguridad, me ha bloqueado todo el servidor, no tengo acceso ni a la web, ni al cpanel del servidor, ni tampoco acceso por ftp. No puedo acceder por ning├║n sitio para poder borrar el plugin y el archivo .htaccess.
No se que hacer

Calificaci├│n 0 estrellas

great plugin
By , for WP 4.2.1

fixes common methods to get hacked in wordpress.

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