Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.
I haven't been using it long, but I am very impressed with what I see. The free version gives me exactly what I need for now, but I know I will look into Wordfence first when I need more advanced (paid) features.
Amazing plugin, the best I have ever used for WP protection. Definitely a "must" for every WP site. I can't recommend it enough, thankfully it was recommended to me by my hosting company.
Even its free version has done wonders. Auto-blocks various IPs trying to login with brute force and you can manually block IPs which don't belong to humans and Google crawlers.
Truly a gem, thanks a lot developers!
Totally locked down my site, absolutely love it and upgraded today!
Fantastic plugin. Going on all my sites from now on. The Falcon caching is the best I've come across.
As a long time WP user, and someone who cares about best practices, I can't give WordFence enough stars.
Not only was it mostly straight forward to configure for my needs, the few things I wasn't sure about were easy to figure out thanks to the outstanding help links next to each option that took me to the help documentation online.
EVERY plug-in should have such good documentation!
As far as security goes, I've used this to block IPs that I discovered while viewing live stats - bots that were clearly attempting to hack the site. In real time! And the scan feature has helped me identify problems I wasn't aware even existed.
Truly important plugin...
I can relax now. Wordfence is protecting my stuff!
I'm primarily a designer mostly concerned with making my sites look good, and lite on the programming and code writing. I probably don't get everything out of this software that it's capable of delivering, but I'm convinced it's probably the best all-around plugin for securing a site and protecting it from all the spammers and scammers.
Really, really useful plugin. I like the 'live traffic' bit and the blocking of ip addresses, trying to sneak into your account.
I did fiddle around a lot with W3TC and Wordfence. I am probably not technical enough to get the most out of W3TC in terms of performance. I run a multisite with multiples themes on the various sites which prevented me from really trying to optimize W3TC. The Falcon Engine is a single switch. Easy enough for me.
I also have the impression that Wordfence is getting the most out of LEMP. Nginx is a great server with great caching feature. The instructions to enables Nginx were clear and precise. I have the impression that my web site is way faster than before.
I would like to add that the added security is really welcomed. No more fake google crawlers and 60 days blocking of failed login attempts are great.
It suits perfectly to any custom needs
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