Plugin Reviews

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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


3113 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
Lockout me on our sites
By , for WP 3.8.1

Is there a safer way to uninstall the plugin without

Update broke my site
By , for WP 3.8.1

The plug-in broke my site and would not allow me to access my dashboard. I eventually had to remove from my FTP file all together. Also, the developer has been completely unresponsive.

(On Windows Server)

Returns Blank Pages
By , for WP 3.8.1

The old version worked great until the new people decided to play with it. What a pity that such a good plugin has been ruined by zealous coders. I've uninstalled it now because it no longer works. Shame on the new owners for trying to fix something that was never broken.

Locked out of my dashboard after every update.
By , for WP 3.8.1

Getting locked out of my Dashboard after every time I would update the plugin started getting really old. I am torn whether I will keep this update. If I do, I will likely never update it again.

Tired of this ALWAYS breaking my site.

I am running the latest version of WordPress with the default Twenty Fourteen theme - exactly - all standard stuff.

Latest update locked me out
By , for WP 3.8.1

I ended up deleting this plugin after getting the iTheme update. Got locked out of my site, couldn't access the login page. I had to change the plugin file name and delete the plugin.

locked me out of backend dashboard
By , for WP 3.8.1

Versions before 4.02 worked fantastic! But 4.02 - Installed, and while I was updating some files in the back-end it just locked me out. I deleated the plugin, but when I came back I ws still locked out.

I would up having to delete my wp install and install a backup I had made BEFORE I updated to 4.02. I guess we should always backup before installing any "re-done from the ground up" plugin.

I'm sure this will be wonderful at some point, but I'm not going to try it for a while because it was buggy for my install.

Crash and Burn
By , for WP 3.8.1

After Better WP Security being bomb proof this was the last place I looked to solve my (MANY) troubles over the last couple days.


Used to be a good plugin until iThemes took over.
By , for WP 3.8.1

They seem to have decided it would be a good idea to completely rewrite everything and release it without extensively testing it. Now they are on a cycle of almost daily updates trying to fix bugs. They may get it working sometime in the future. But for now stick to the older version.


from 3.6.6 to 4.0.2
By , for WP 3.8.1

I upgraded this plugin from v 3.6.6 to 4.0.2 and its took 60 seconds to load page

Broke Most of My Sites
By , for WP 3.8.1

This is the second time an update got most of my sites offline... i cant trust this plugin anymore, shabby programing, also im not too found of the large banners everywhere and slow plugin.

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