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BulletProof Security

WordPress Website Security Protection: Firewall Security, Login Security, Database Security... Effective, Reliable, Easy to use...

8 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Requires Too Many Specific Modules and Crashes Inexplicably If Not Present
By , for WP 4.4.1

I tried this on two different machines that I admin. In both cases, it rendered the site non-functional. The plugin has a dependency on mod_rewrite and also on mod_access_compat. It won't work without those two plugins running in Apache. On the last installation, the check "verified" mod_access_compat was loaded when it really wasn't.

I corresponded with the support people and their response was that "for a NORMAL hosting environment, it works great."

I can understand that it doesn't work in a particular environment. However, I think that if the plugin is installed in an environment that it can't work in, then it should not crash your site to the ground.

If you are not running in "a standard hosting environment", then I would be extremely careful about selecting this plugin. Also, if you're developing with a local copy of PHP/WordPress, I would be very careful.

Several bugs that effect all users, refusing to fix & rude support...
By , for WP 4.4

I posted on their forum for some support to try and get two bugs fixed as it was a very minor annoyance to me but could effect other people in a negative way, especially the second of the two main bugs.

I was met with links to some "guides" that that I had already read and couldn't help me at all with the issues.

I replied explaining that it is in their interest to fix them as two of the main bugs are global bugs that could effect others and for me personally it wouldn't make a huge difference if they didn't fix them but I was willing to work with them to get a fix for my minor annoyance and potentially a major problem for other people.

They replied again saying that they couldn't help any more with the free plugin support (seems a no brainer to me, why wouldn't you want to fix a bug could effect any of their users.)

Certainly not a wise way to "entice" people into buying their "pro" version. and then to top it off, they replied with "We already what you were up to. Your account has been deleted." for some reason... I was actually considering purchasing their pro version just to get the minor annoyance fixed and request a very small feature but that move cemented my decision into not purchasing their pro version, giving this bad review and finally uninstalling their plugin.

Fantastic way to lose someone who is genuinely trying to help them, their members while getting a very small reward from it.

Latest update screws server settings
By , for WP 4.2.1

Every time I update this plugin, I am playing Russian roulette with my site and this time it really screwed up. Immediately upon upgrading the plugin, I now have a 500 internal server error. I have renamed and deleted htaccess but nothing happens. There isn't any rollback option either so I'm stuck with this problem!!!

Dislike
By , for WP 4.3.1

Dislike.

broken mobile friendly site
By , for WP 4.1.1

On WordPress using suffusion theme, this plugin blocks resources that Google needed to test the site as mobile friendly. Site appears to be responsive on desktop (changing browser size), but not on mobile devices.
Watch out!

Updates occasionally break site
By , for WP 4.0

3 times I have updated this plugin and lost access to one of my sites. With the most recent one, it was something to do with creating a secure htaccess file. After following the instructions and clicking all the "automagic" buttons, I just got a blank page. Had to revert to backup.

Website stopped working
By , for WP 3.6.1

Website stopped working

Breaks wordpress 3.5
By , for WP 3.4.2

Breaks wordpress 3.5 and uninstalling does not remove all of the annoying code from the htaccess file. Wasted hours of work because of this extremely annoying feature

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