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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

146 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Easy and thorough
By , for WP 4.2.3

Easy to set up, great feature with the dashboard list of suggested items to add, divided into groups of priority. Extensive, but with a user friendly panel that makes it easier to get an overview. So far my go-to plugin for added security.

does it!
By , for WP 4.2.2

ithemes security does what it promises. it's easy to setup and to keep updated with new features.

Works as it semmes to be designed for
By , for WP 4.2.2

No probs, no hacks so far ;-)
On my wish list: an export of settings to make further setups easier.

Great work
By , for WP 4.2.2

Works like a charm!

Fantastic plugin, just lacks some support
By ,

This has pretty much everything you'd need from a security plugin. Well structured, easy to use and most importantly bold text identifying notices where you are about to do something destructive. For many less experienced users I imagine the latter would be extremely useful.

However, the support unfortunately lacks a bit - they responded to a thread once and refused to update beyond that, leaving me (and another user) having to figure out the issue without them.

Works great
By , for WP 4.2.2

Generally no problem except when upgrading from the earlier version to this one. Was almost locked out of my account, but managed to retrieve it. Other than that, it works well.

Worry-free security!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Very comprehensive security plugin. One-click gives you a detailed security audit. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it fails to recognize security measures you may have implemented manually via the .htaccess file. Otherwise, I recommend this plugin to anyone.

Good plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

Good plugin

Solid Security Protection
By , for WP 4.2.2

Appears to be a good security plugin, but not perfect. I have to use additonal anti-malware plugins to find and clean malware that is routinely missed by iThemes Security. I also use an additional backup plugin. However, iThemes has blocked numerous malicious "admin" login attempt on my sites and seems to offer pretty solid protection. Use it as a piece of your overall security protetion, but use other plugins for malware scanning and backup.

Works as Advertised
By , for WP 4.2.1

Good security plug-in. Still on fence between Wordfence and All in One WP Security.

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