The plugin just works and works well. I often recommend it to other bloggers because I've been so pleased. It lets me know who logs in and when, alerts me to needed upgrades, and helps keep my site secure. Get it. It works.
I'm fond of Wordfence because it starts by checking if my site is already infected. They do a deep server-side scan of the source code comparing it to the Official WordPress repository for core, themes and plugins. They then take steps to secure my site. My of these steps I can individual select so I know exactly what they are doing for me. I like this capability.
I've not been successful in setting up their Falcon optimization engine to make the site up to 50 times faster. I'm working on it. I'm sure its a setting. It may also be related to my desire to run iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) at the same time I run Wordfence. If you have any experience with this. I'd like to hear from you.
This is an excellent plugin with great flexibility. I highly recommend it for multi-site platforms.
I'm using this plugin in my site and feeling like heaven. Really!
But have so many rooms to be better, obviously.
Great plugin! Virtually plug and play. Install, activate and that's it. Run a scan and let it do it's job. Very highly recommended.
What happens if I press the Clear all blocked IP addresses | Clear all locked out IP addresses ? Will that unblock and unlock all the ip adresses that I have locked? thanks!
I am thoroughly satisfied with the Wordfence security.
Earlier I used to have Login Attempts,IP Block and Scan for Viruses type Plugins but Wordfence is All-in-One.
That's all there is to it really.
I am not a big fan of the "free, but pay me for an upgrade" strategy. However, a few bumps and 2 times that I thought "Why am I using this?" led me to a great result that was still "free" for now.
The good news was that I was able to get rid of some bloatware and a few not so good "Free Counters" (If you know what I mean). The Pro version is where I will head later because I like some of the features, but the price point is still extreme for a startup company that may have 20+ nodes to cover the various web entry points for one line of business.
It let you know who is visiting your site!!!
It separates the types of visitors!!
It tells you where and when!
The Pro Version is too pricy for me.
Wordfence has increased my level of confidence in security on all of my client sites. It is a great compliment to Sucuri. And every update is going in the right direction. Keep it up.
After becoming present to the number of brute force attacks on known and unknown users, I have been able to implement policies to better manage preventative security.
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