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
Works Great
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Nice plugin. I've used this few times now, and it always does what it should! Thanx!

Very Risky
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Just had to spend 7 hours to unlock my admin account, which had been locked out for no reason at all.

Better off just using cloudflare or cloudflare pro and avoid "free" unstable plugins such as this.

Mind-blowing security
By , for WP 4.0.1

The ultimate in WP security, this plugin gives me peace of mind.

Easy Engouh to use, Yet Poweful and Straightforward.
By , for WP 4.0.1

Great Plugin, a must have, really.

Superior to other solutions!
By , for WP 4.0.1

I tried BulletProof's and WordFence's solutions prior to iThemes Security.

WordFence Comparison:
WordFence created unnecessary headaches trying to obtain the free API key just to use the plugin as is. Troubleshooting the issue was additionally cryptic. Certain elements of the interface design are poor and feel outdated.

BulletProof Comparison:
BulleteProof Security felt less intuitive and isn't as pretty/modern looking as iThemes Security.

All in all, iThemes is simply more user-friendly. The dashboard clearly indicates what needs to be fixed and how to fix it. Configuration options are well-explained and bottom-line, it works without requiring trouble-shooting.

My favourite feature is the ease at which I'm able to obtain the various API keys in comparison to the pointless difficulty I experienced with WordFence.

Perfect plugin
By , for WP 4.0

Perfect plugin.

Works Great
By , for WP 4.0.1

I can actually see the attacks that it is blocking in the log file. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is the fact that it plasters all kinds of advertisements and pop-ups in WordPress that I have to scroll through or unpop every time I make a change.

great plugin
By , for WP 4.0.1

love that plugin, does exactly what i was looking for, congrats

Truly fabulous
By , for WP 4.0.1

Lovely plugin, quite easy to use & worthy for each single part of it.

Wild brute-force attacks stopper! Excellent.
By , for WP 4.0.1

Nothing gets trough and I see all the attempts as 404. Nicely done! It notifies you, e-mail you with a db backup... What else can one ask for?

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