Plugin Reviews

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


3320 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 3.9.1

Been using this plugin for a while now and surprised by how many potential hackers have been knocking on the door.

Top-notch security solution
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is one powerful security plugin that's also easy to use out of the box. I didn't think I'd ever switch from Wordfence but iThemes Security is really well thought out. I thought I would miss country blocking but that setting on one of my Wordfence sites has done almost nothing to stop the bad traffic which are hi-jacking compromise hosting accounts to attack other sites.

Easy usage
By , for WP 3.9.1

Good defence!

Early on and continuous
By , for WP 4.0

I have used this plug-in since its release a few years ago (Bit 51). It is excellent and appreciated it.
As a user, do read the dicta concerning implementation and operation.
When this plugin locks one out, it really locks one out--whether a transgressor or your personal erroneous 404 hits. So whitelist your IP address.
Can't fault a plugin that delivers on what it promises!!
Keep coding, Chris!

Great app
By , for WP 3.9.1

Great app with many features.

works fine on my site
By , for WP 3.9.1

thanks.I had a hostile takeover on my site and after killing it and redoing from scratch this app is a godsend

Great security app
By , for WP 3.9.1

Great app that seems to really help with security on my site.

Consistently Solid
By , for WP 3.9.1

Recently I've been under attack on several sites. This plugin seems to be doing the job of preventing them from any serious damage! Nicely done.

More easily security
By , for WP 3.9.1

This plugins make security management a more easily work.

I don't like it
By , for WP 3.9.1

After making a comparison between the most 4 popular security plugins, I found this to be the least preferred to me.
- I liked the security status flags but hated that I can't ignore/hide them.
- Most options have very minimal description of what they do behind the scenes.
- Too much advertisements for their other plugins.
- Very expensive!


You must log in to submit a review. You can also log in or register using the form near the top of this page.