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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


149 reviews
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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blocked me out from my own site
By , for WP 4.1.1

I liked this plugin.But I have an problem with this plugin.It has a login screen bug.I saw that if I put wrong information while login it shows no error but a blank div.So I started to experiment with deactivating plugins one by one and check with wrong login information.But iThemes Security plugin locked me out of my site due to too many bad login attempts.I went to my cpanel and delete iThemes Security plugin and I saw that login screen's bug was fixed.iThemes Security plugin was responsible for this.Please fix this problem. :)

Very effective so far
By , for WP 4.1

Very effective so far in reducing the number and severity of issues arising from casual hacking attempts. Its been circumnavigated a couple of times but when used together with Wordfence Its been very good. For sites experiencing lots of DOS and hacking issues we've had to rely on Sucuri.com

Very good plugin for security related issues.
By , for WP 4.0.1

Very good plugin for security related issues.

Great but give some 403 error page in dashobard
By , for WP 4.1

I am satisfied with the global security, honestly it's a great all-in-one security plugin.

But I got some 403 error pages while I am working in my dashboard like multiple posts editing, or sub-site deactivation.

All works well if I deactivate the plugin, but this is wrong when the plugin is activated.

Thank you anyway, great job! Hope you'll fix it soon, I am fully available for providing any information you'll need.

Julien, http://www.azam.world

Very Goog
By ,

Excelent plugin.

Very good extra security protection
By , for WP 4.1

I've used this plugin for several years now in both the free version and the premium iThemes version and it's performed very well. The peace of mind that comes from some of the features is great -- not only for me, but for my clients, too. It's very simple to use (can't say the same for some others in this category) and allows a lot of settings. You must BE CAUTIOUS when using a few of the heavy features -- never work with a site's security without a full backup handy.

Great plugin
By , for WP 4.1


nice and effective
By , for WP 4.1

watch for 404 error as they can lock out insensate users

Much improved
By , for WP 4.0.1

This is an easier plugin to use than its predecessor

good but not perfect
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin is a must have (or the concurrent one that is good too)but there are some problems. After the activation of the htaccess and sys files protection I was unable to manually modify it also disabling and/or unistalling the plugin. Isn't a big problems if you have the expertise in how to manually work with file permissions but isn't nice.
And I think that the paid version is too expensive. I suppose that with cheapers prices a lot of users will start to use the pro version.
You have to consider that to secure a wordpress server you need not only this plugin but also good mod_sec rules and also this need monthly payments or paid version of services like cloudflare. At the end of a month with all this services activated I have to pay more than the server or cloud bills.......

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