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Wordfence Security

Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.


1920 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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security made simple
By , for WP 4.0

Easy and secure and proactive. Wordfence runs are so automatic I do not have to log in and fret over the site's security. Automatic scans tell me when updates are needed, warns of threats and even notifies if any code was changed. Peace of mind.

Top Security
By , for WP 4.0

just 3 words - Peace of Mind
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A Must-Have Plugin!
By , for WP 4.0

Very useful! Simple and user friendly administration. I recommend this plugin to every webmaster who does not want to be hacked! Attention: I got problems with fail2ban-rules after using wordfence my IP was blocked. Check your rules!

Love the Fence!
By , for WP 4.0

Currently removed all the shite out my buddy's website. Love the plugin :)

File Changing of Word Fence
By , for WP 4.0

Every day my WordFence file is changed once this IP hits my website:

Buffalo, United States IP: [unblock]
Browser: IE version 8.0 running on WinXP
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

This changes the lock out time to two hours ...
Changes the 'send email alert'
Lock out after how many login failures
Lock out after how many forgot password attempts
Count failures over what time period
Amount of time a user is locked out
How long is an IP address blocked when it breaks a rule

Deletes: Immediately block the IP of users who try to sign in as these usernames

Update WordFence is delted

One of my favorite pit bull plugins
By , for WP 4.0

No matter how small or large a WP site I'm building, one of the first things I do is chain the big Wordfence dog up in the front yard before I get to work.

It's big, it's fast, it's got a face only a mother (or another plugin developer) could love, and it scares the heck out of intruders (*points to the stack of hackers by the fence*).

Don't even think about approaching my WordPress yard. Wordfence will get you. Good dog. Now if it would only fetch updates besides its own...

All kidding aside, Wordfence has become my favorite and first choice for security and watchdogging.

Great plugin, great support
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin has all I need to secure my client websites, and great support from author.

Thank you for great work.

Incredible plugin!
By , for WP 4.0

It's so simple and yet so effective! I am amazed that I didn't hear about this plugin earlier.
It's great way to maintain security on website and keep updates clean (if some files won't upgrade, from whatever reason, scan will detect old versions so we can override them with correct ones).

Plugin already blocked some basic hacker attempts to log in on my site, so that was new.

The important thing also is that it works fast and flawless.

One of the BEST WP plugins there is! It's a must for every WP site!

99.9% Perfect
By , for WP 4.0

I’ve tried most of the WP Security plugins and after some frustrating moments with the others, Wordfence was the Only security plugin I’ve stayed with. Worthy the upgrade for the extra neat features but the Free version is 99.9% Perfect. Highly recommended. :)

Easy to install and use
By , for WP 4.0

Glad I decided on Wordfence after assessing it against iTheme Security. Ran my first scan -- super easy and informative. Gives me a sense of peace of mind on my WPMS Network.

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