I feel much better and way more secure having wordfence installed.
Great value for a freebie, very effective and great support as well
Liked that a lot of spam attacks were blocked by it.
Also like a super option "Wordfence Falcon Engine" at "Performance setup". It improves the speed of the site a lot.
Saved my sites from a couple of attacks and innumerable sign-in attempts.
I build wordpress sites for small, local businesses and many of them of very popular because of the age of the business or national reviews. They get hit A LOT but wanna be hackers and wordfence has helped tremendously. I wouldn't know what to do without it.
Had to add a HIGH5 for the latest version. Love the new "Live traffic" interface it is fabulous!! Extra star for that improvement... (if more stars could be granted.)
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I know this sounds strange... but I get a lot satisfaction watching the hack attempts get blocked by this great plugin.
Each day I check the blocked ip's and live traffic to see if anyone has tried a new exploit etc.
I then adjust the Wordfence options to ban new URLS that start showing as the 'test the water' attempts and/or block the IPs showing up as malicious users.
It does a great job. But as you can expect the hackers have more time than us, so are always pushing to get through. So by watching the activity logs (which Wordfence helps you with) you can try and keep one step ahead.
So many people look for the magic bullet and complain a single plugin didn't stop it. I don't think a single plugin ever could, but Wordfence comes close.
It's brilliant. One tool in an arsenal of essential plugins all WordPress users need.
I think Wordfence is worthy of five-stars, it's blocked hundreds of sign-in attempts from evil-doers, and let's me know when plugins are out-of-date. The caching is actually very good, and if you don't want to do anything more, it makes a big, positive difference. However, I can get even better download speeds with WP Rocket + MaxCDN (paid services), so I use that combination.
The features included make so much sense to a web administrator. The code scanning feature is incredible because of the level of detail that it will give you.
The code compare feature - as a programmer, I can appreciate how useful that is to be able to see what happened and then to be able to take corrective action.
I know this may not be a feature they intended to provide but it is now an entertainment for me to click BLOCK on the intruder's IP address.
I can now enjoy watching evil bots and humans (love the human tab) get locked out.
Super security and it's all laid out and easy to understand. If you don't, just click the info circle beside whatever heading confuses you and BaM!, new tab with all the details, layman style. Thanks for the easy to use security. Will upgrade when the site growth warrants.
Got a file injected, finally found it and deleted it.
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