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Shield WordPress Security

The Most Comprehensive and Highest-Rated Security System for WordPress (formerly the WordPress Simple Firewall).

12 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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Some are problematic
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Human spam check not work properly and premium copy has high price for me to purchase it

Plugin ok but make some kind of problems when register
By , for WP 4.5.3

Well i was using this plugin long time. But until now when i noticed plugin make problems for people that want to register on my site.

I have 2x sites where the plugin is clean installed and activated. The protection login is acivated as well. When people want to register wordpress send them a register link on mail. In my case the register link always was sending but not 100% work. My users email me many times they cant register because of the link expiry time. Funny thing is they click it right away they recive the mail. If they clicked the link some message about pasword link expire problem. They was not able to create account.
I uninstalled the plugin from my 2x sites and working so it seems the plugin make this problem..

A on support. Advantages aren't clear, Yet.
By , for WP 4.5.2

Updated to 4 stars bec Paul was nice enough to provide Great service and support.
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We will take more time to see how this protects our site along with Wordfence and update again.

We Do see how Wordfence does on a Daily basis. They get 5 Stars.

(This may have been fixed with an update.)
There should be a warning that it will lock you out and you need to go into your Control Panel to access a Security Admin Access Key to get rid of it. This is uncomfortable for newbies who are not programmers.

We do have wp Warnings that it does block our online search presence.

However, we will check to see if there is a conflict with another plugin.

Amazing security - does everything you ask for
By , for WP 4.5

I've been using Shield for ~2 years now. It's very thorough and secure. It has stopped multiple brute-force attacks and reports to me the date/time and username attempted. I also use it on combination with Cloudflare.

Anyway, I subtracted 1 star because it does not have an option to block directory browsing. It does block directory traversal by applications, but not your standard ol' directory browsing via a browser. I'm still manually editing the .htaccess file to control that. Would be nice for that feature to be built-into the plug-in.

Muy Bueno
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Funciona muy bien...

Love it except for...
By , for WP 4.3.1

Love it except that whenever it updates (which is often) it puts a large text block at the top of the plugins page letting you know of the update. Otherwise great plugin, it adds an extra layer of security.

If there was a setting to opt-out of the text block it would be just right. Please make it so.

Great Plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

This makes having a firewall and preventing spam easy.

So far so good
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So far so good

Gets the job done
By , for WP 4.3.1

What the title says - I can't go into further details at this point.

couldn't log in to my site
By , for WP 4.3

worked good until i got "you do not currently have a simple firewall user session. please login again." over and over again.
so removed via ftp.
works good on my other site.

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