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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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


3068 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
Easy and a lot of information
By , for WP 3.9

I begin to use this powerful and free plugin, resolve a lot of circunstances about security. Great men.

Very Good
By ,

It always protect me from being hacked. I can't remember how many times I received emails saying random IP address were blocked temporarily from my blog after to much invalid login attempts. If I didn't have installed this plugin I would have been hacked for sure!

The old version of Better WP Security was rock solid - the new one...
By , for WP 3.9

The old version of Better WP Security was rock solid - the new one not so much.

Both myself and my clients are randomly being locked out. The only way to get back in is to rename the plugin folder to disable it.

Too bad. Really liked it but it's costing me time and money to work around it when it stops working.


Très bon plugin
By ,

Ce plugin est génial :)
Merci à ses developpeurs.

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!

I use it on all my client's websites
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It works great, no issues.

Too many problems to keep using this.
By , for WP 3.9

Had been a long and happy user of Better WP Security until the change to iThemes. Since then frequent issues including… DB backup not working, then locks on htaccess errors, ssl being added to wp-config.php (without being activated). Attempts to disable iTS 4.0.27 before updating to 4.1.5 and all data in wp-config.php was removed bringing down the site. Had to restore the file (to get the site up) Then delete iTS and reinstall to get iTS to work again. There seems to be issues with every new update recently and way too many updates in a short time frame. Issues present on WP 3.8.1 and 3.9. Moved from a 5 star to a 2 and testing alternative security plugins. Hopefully you guys can get what “was” an excellent plugin stabilised.

LISTEN!! Do NOT upgrade to Ithemes
By , for WP 3.6

Ithemes locked me out off my three websites. It was is a living three day nightmare, Many problems, haccess screwed up, Editor is completely gone, etc. I couldn't even edit my website! Use Ithemes only if have like being on the phone to your server, and spending hours working on repairing your websites. OMG.. How much business did I lose because of Ithemes? I finally have BWPS back and it is still not working as well as it did. but it works! Do yourself a favor wait a year till they figure out how to make it work.

iThemes Ruined a Great Plugin
By , for WP 3.9

nothing but problems since the upgrade.

ruined a great plugin.

Crashes my site.
By , for WP 3.9

After updating the plugin, my site displayed nothing but a blank page containing the word "error" so I disabled the plugin by renaming its directory.

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