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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


143 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Great & easy
By ,

it enhanced my website security a lot. I no more have weird comments and new users as admins on my website. It also reduced my host's traffic which was all from hacking resources. I'm way more secured than before.

Two Problems I found:
1. Since it restricts lots of open features, many plugins stop functioning properly.
2. To fix some problem, I need to retrieve access manually and not through iTheme security. uninstalling the plugin doesn't bring default settings. for instance, the .htaccess gets missed up and I have to recopy a new version manually.

Very helpful
By , for WP 3.9.1

Like most CMSs, WordPress has a lot of options and configurations. Even using just the first few layers of security with this plugin helps to reduce your risk of getting exploited.

By , for WP 3.9.1

The plugin works great but has a few problems and bugs, nothing serious!

Maybe a must have plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

A great security plugin. A must to have for all wordpress website.
Some little bug sometimes but nothing huge.

Don't even know it's there
By , for WP 3.9.1

The plug-in does what it needs to do so I don't need to think about it. That's the hallmark of a great app \ plug-in

Could be great..
By , for WP 3.9.1

..if it didn't keep locking me out of my website (even after whitelisting).

Great Job Team
By ,

Easy but complete, nice reports. Thanks Guys

Superior protection
By , for WP 3.9.1

I have this on many of my client and my own websites. It is very thorough. If you have any questions, ithemes support forums can answer them quickly and keep you protected. Great product.

Good security with room for improvement
By , for WP 3.9.1

Works great however there are some room for improvement mainly in user interface. The security side of things seems to be top notch.

Would prefer the file change emails to have filenames left justified so easier to go through the list.

Some things are probably my own doing. I installed Backup Buddy later and now I can't seem to remove this plugins scheduled backed emails.

It is a great free solution however at some point I want to look into the PRO version.

Covers most security issues
By , for WP 3.9

but a few features are quite buggy. Some of the tweaks should be handled with care!

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