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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


154 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Works as it semmes to be designed for
By , for WP 4.2.2

No probs, no hacks so far ;-)
On my wish list: an export of settings to make further setups easier.

Great work
By , for WP 4.2.2

Works like a charm!

Fantastic plugin, just lacks some support
By ,

This has pretty much everything you'd need from a security plugin. Well structured, easy to use and most importantly bold text identifying notices where you are about to do something destructive. For many less experienced users I imagine the latter would be extremely useful.

However, the support unfortunately lacks a bit - they responded to a thread once and refused to update beyond that, leaving me (and another user) having to figure out the issue without them.

Works great
By , for WP 4.2.2

Generally no problem except when upgrading from the earlier version to this one. Was almost locked out of my account, but managed to retrieve it. Other than that, it works well.

Worry-free security!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Very comprehensive security plugin. One-click gives you a detailed security audit. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it fails to recognize security measures you may have implemented manually via the .htaccess file. Otherwise, I recommend this plugin to anyone.

Good plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

Good plugin

Solid Security Protection
By , for WP 4.2.2

Appears to be a good security plugin, but not perfect. I have to use additonal anti-malware plugins to find and clean malware that is routinely missed by iThemes Security. I also use an additional backup plugin. However, iThemes has blocked numerous malicious "admin" login attempt on my sites and seems to offer pretty solid protection. Use it as a piece of your overall security protetion, but use other plugins for malware scanning and backup.

Works as Advertised
By , for WP 4.2.1

Good security plug-in. Still on fence between Wordfence and All in One WP Security.

Great Plug-in
By , for WP 4.1.2

It has blocked very many attempted brute logins.

Nice plugin that saves a lot of headaches
By , for WP 4.1.2

A nice plugin that takes care of regular backups and protecting the back end. Have taken off one star because have found I need to manually edit the htaccess file to fully hide the login and admin pages.

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