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Wordfence Security

Secure your website with the Wordfence security plugin for WordPress. Wordfence provides free enterprise-class WordPress security, protecting your we

23 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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I´ve been using this plugin for a while and it seems to work fine, but after the update from 6.1.8 to 6.1.9 it broke my site, frontend and backend. So I´ve had to eliminate it. It´s a pity

Great but nags
By , for WP 4.5.2

I do like this plugin. I think it is great. But the plugin won't stop nagging you to upgrade for less than $5 a month! If you're gonna offer a free plugin, please offer it free without the constant "reminders."

Your customers know theres a free and premium version. If we want the premium version we would have already done so. All these nagging done is annoy us and makes me want to look for alternatives.

Good but not good enough
By , for WP 4.5.1

Buggy scanner. Spent hours attempting to scan my plugins and had to keep readjusting the settings in hope to get Wordfence to not break in the middle of a scan. Attempted everything recommended but nothing gives a successful scan.

Top Consumer option removed in latest version
By , for WP 4.5

This plugin used to be awesome when there was an option to see top consumer. That we i used to block all the unwanted spider consuming my bandwidth everyday. But that feature is unavailable in new version, so that option won;t come back, then i probably have to move to another security option.

Good basics -support isnt that good
By ,

I would have give 5 stars but this is a "NoGo"

Pretty good but has problems
By , for WP 4.4.2

Wordfence does a good job of spotting most issues. However, whatever hack I was dealing with caused wordfence to hang at an error while scanning and didn't send a notification that there were issues found. So the site was infected for a few days before I checked on it again. It also failed to spot some malicious .php files that found their way into the uploads folder. The bulk fix options also seemed a bit lacking. I think it's a good place to start if you've found an infection but shouldn't be relied on to completely fix the problem.

Ok, but needs improvement
By , for WP 4.4.2

Wordfence is marketed like an all-in-one security solution, but it needs some features. Has some bad UI too:

a1) in Blocked IPs, it doesn't say when or exactly why the IPs were blocked. Reason given is "Blocked by security setting." Uhhh... I would hope so.
a2) In addition, it appears that IPs blocked for using forbidden usernames like "admin" are not appearing in the Live Traffic > Logins and Logouts panel at all -- they seem to be only appearing in Blocked IPs. Can't tell for sure thanks to problem a1.
b) I also thought this plugin would help me hide my login page. Nope. I would love to see them add a captcha or other bot screener that would prevent bots from being able to submit the login form without solving the captcha first.
c) Thought it would stop blacklisted IPs, but I was wrong. Wordfence does not use any 3rd-party blacklists to protect your site.
d) And this feature from the description doesn't seem to be functioning, or is completely silent: "Real-time blocking of known attackers. If another site using Wordfence is attacked and blocks the attacker, your site is automatically protected."
e) Doesn't seem to play nice with other (basic) plugins; for awhile it wasn't autoblocking users who try to log in as "admin." I disabled some plugins and now it seems to be working, although (see item A) it's hard to tell.

Sends silly/wrong warning emails
By , for WP 4.4

This plugin sends me a warning if I login to my site.

- Yeah, that's me.

Also this..
- Really?

As a result I delete every email I get from the plugin so if there is anything to actually wrong, I won't notice it.

By , for WP 4.2.4

Sometimes it seriously impedes website performance even when live traffic is disabled, especially when trying to log in.

Cumbersome have to have
By , for WP 4.1.2

I have this installed on every website for security.... but it really does slow down the entire website. Pingdom scores area always bad when Wordfence is activated. Guess it's one of those unfair things in life we just get to live with.

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