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
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.

Necessary Plugin
By ,

It helped me a lot in finding problems that could not see.
I think that everyone should use it !

not worth the effort
By , for WP 3.9

Better WP Security was a great plugin this version by iThemes is more trouble than it's worth.
Constantly locks out myself and my clients for no verifiable reason, whitelisting doesn't work, reports false 404 errors, and the list goes on. Tried using it on a brand new site (as well as older ones) and the only error it didn't find was with other iTheme plugins, go figure.
Take a pass unless you love being aggravated or can afford to pay iThemes to "fix" it for you.

By , for WP 3.8.1

recomended.. plugin......

Excelente desempeño
By , for WP 3.9

No he tenido ningun problema y funciona bastante bien para mis sitios

Too many updates
By , for WP 3.9

The release cycle of the updates is ridiculous. Every second day there is a new minor update which just fixes the errors made in the previous version. There seems to be no
code review before deployment. The user is the beta tester.

I use it a lot, no problem whatsoever.
By , for WP 3.9.2

Dependable. Useful.

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