The Wordfence WordPress security plugin provides free enterprise-class WordPress security, protecting your website from hacks and malware.
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.
Locked out three genuine sign ups. Asked for advice on settings, Nothing. Free not premium?
Turned on falcon super cache, checked what speed difference this supposedly made against a well known metrics test. Didn't even recognise a cached engine to be installed let alone working. Con.Totally conned all those who think they're getting something. (only getting one star 'cause I couldn't rate 0)
I had the free version installed when my site was heavily attacked with rapid login attempts. I updated to the paid version and started blocking countries. The attacks stopped after five days. The only reason this is not a five star rating is that I really felt it would help to be able to change the login url - which would reduce attacks. Otherwise, an excellent tool - easy to use and install with some very sophisticated features.
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.
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