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Wordfence Security

The Wordfence WordPress security plugin provides free enterprise-class WordPress security, protecting your website from hacks and malware.


2279 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
Easy and thorough
By , for WP 4.1.1

I'm test-driving the free version on a basic site and it is working very well. Easy to install, easy to tweak, and email notifications remind me to do update maintenance. The paid version would be overkill for a basic site of < 500 hits/day but I will be putting it on my bigger clients.

Overall very helpful when used with other plugins
By , for WP 4.1.1

I currently use the free WF on 3 websites and it is very helpful in terms of scanning, comparing files, notifying of needed plugin updates, blocking large IP address ranges as well as individual IPs, and showing you the live traffic on your site.

I recommend using it in coordination with the Simple History plugin so that you can actually see who has attempted brute force logins in the past week, and then use WF block those evil IP addresses. This is because WF's login traffic only shows successful logins, and doesn't go back in history very far.

I also found that other security plugins have valuable features that supplement WordFence, and so I use them too: BulletProof Security and Sucuri (free plugin).

By , for WP 4.1.1


My Memory Usage is increasing increasing and increasing
By , for WP 4.1.1

Dear Team,
I had installed your plugin on my site, Once i clicked on SCAN, it started eating my whole RAM(Memory Usage), I stopped the scan but it was keep increasing, I had deactivated the plugin and un-installed it. now again my Memory Usage is crossing 70% of its limit.
Before installing this plugin, the ram usage was only 30 MB etc..

Anyone here can help me? Please!

I really look forward to get good responses from you all!

Thank you


One of the best plug-in
By ,

It is must-have plugin for managing WordPress website
Also, it is good for free user.

I can realize how many hackers are tring to login my trash website( I`ve uproaded just junk products for testing my Online-shop).
I would be a premium user after I would be a manager for big-shopwebsite.
Thanks for your service.

Excellent Plugin and Super Excellent Support
By , for WP 4.1.1

The best security Plugin and Great Support

It didn't protect!
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin is usefull. All my 3 installations of WordPress had Wordfence and all 3 gets infected with some malicious code! In one i get trojan in some new plugin from hackers!!!!!!!!!!!

Great for peace of mind
By , for WP 4.1.1

Also love the email updates on security issues. Thank you.

Beats everything
By , for WP 4.1

Really good and complete even with the free version.

Good "Better wp security" replacement.

Highly recommended.

Thanks for helping WordPress to be more secure.

Mario Bruneau

By , for WP 4.1.1

Where other security plugins leave off, this one picks up the slack.
FIVE STAR PLUGIN! It also can be set to automatically update.

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