Plugin Reviews

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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


3142 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
Be cautious when changing directory names and adding new tables on Database
By , for WP 3.9.1

I was writing a longer review but my browser took me elsewhere.

I didn't wanted to move to WP because I knew that either LulzSec/Anonymous would just thrash my work or the DB itself would get corrupted.

The latter got first...

In short, simply be careful with what you're changing.

Not gonna get into details but after using this plugin, I'm getting a 500 error.

Which sucks after overhauling my site 4 times now. And backups won't do much good because I make them every single day.

Quite ironic, victim of my own carefulness.

It IS a good plugin actually, really. But some features shouldn't exist at all. It just feeds hypocondria.

No disrespect to the Plugin Authors but, well: you get what you pay for.

Nevertheless, keep up with the good work. It isn't by chance that there are more positive reviews.

Great Security Plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

Nothing is completely hacker-proof, but this is a strong deterrent.

Really like this security plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

I have been using and testing a couple now and found this one to reasonably give the end-user better control. You have the ability to customize it according to what you want and obviously tweak it as you go along... thank you

A lot of hard work has been put in this plugin..
By , for WP 3.9.1

Great plugin.. must have for every wordpress user..

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Great app, tnx. Wish you the best :) ! Keep on going ;)!

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Prevented multiple attacks or so do they seem

GREATLY Increased my 404s, making website unavailable
By , for WP 3.9.1

I had to delete this plugin after I had it on my site for three months. I couldn't figure out what was wrong, and I called my hosting company many, many times, until I finally got an error message that told me it was this plugin! My 404 error reports have dropped to practically none since I deactivated it... Lesson learned.

Very extensive / More visuals please
By , for WP 3.8.3

Very extensive options to finetune your security. It's very very good. However, I do feel this plugin needs some more visual representation of your current settings, so you can quickly scan how well your site is protected.

goog job
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This plugin is simply awesome

Easy to use, works well
By , for WP 3.9.1

Keeps what it promises!

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