Plugin Reviews

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

The easiest, most effective way to secure WordPress in seconds.


3270 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
Very comprehensive and customizable
By , for WP 3.5.2

Massively impressive. I have been recommending this to all my clients, especially one that I got because they had just been hacked.

Thank you so much for such good work!

Best Security App - Necessary for Every Site
By , for WP 3.5.2

I build WP sites for small businesses. Stumbling on this gem of a plugin was amazing.
It does the work of a dozen other plugins but with a nice control panel and brilliant attention towards the learning curve of many users. I feel much safer about every site this is installed on. Highly recommended.

note: I have not tested their support. Many settings may interfere with other plugins. Do your homework on each option.

Thank you!
By , for WP 3.5.2

this is a very useful plugin, and it is free, as everything should be :)

Easy to use but in terms of security it is still lacking a bit
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i have installed it on all my websites which i manage but one of got hacked regardless of the the security plugin. I was away for a week and came my site none existent.

must have
By , for WP 3.5.2

I using the plugin for 3 months and it's really good. I suggest every blogger to use it.

Perfect plugin
By , for WP 3.5.2

The minimum is giving this plugin 5 stars!

Works. REALLY works.
By , for WP 3.5.2

Had a client's site go down twice in Feb 2013 - once by malware, the second through a brute force intrusion which resulted in a bloody hand plastered over their homepage and racial slurs (you know how it goes).

Since installing Better WP Security the site has received over 200 known hack attempts, all of which I was aware of thanks to this plugin...and all of which were unsuccessful. I now use this on all of my client websites and the peace of mind - not to mention effective security it adds - is priceless.

I have had some grief with timthumb when the plugin's write permissions are set to strict, and locked myself out once with the 404 protection handling, but as long as my IP is whitelisted and you verify plugin compatibility when going through the security checklist, you should be good.

very good plugin for free
By , for WP 3.5.2

very good plugin for free

Detailed, user-friendly, flexible
By , for WP 3.5.1

I love the way this extension gives you details about the threat level and nature of various security issues. It also doesn't force you to make any changes. Thanks for all the great work on this tool.

All security measures in one plugin
By , for WP 3.5.2

Excellent job, guys! I've been hardening WordPress for quite some time now, and these are all of the stuff I've been doing. Imagine one plugin that's capable of replacing all that hard work (tedious, not to mention) - Better WP Security!
Thanks again.

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