iThemes Security 4.5.6

One of the best WordPress plugins to help webmasters in securing their WP sites against known vulnerabilities and hacking attempts
iThemes Security - Better WP Security can improve a website's security via a simple set of operations
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Better WP Security is a complete tool that covers all the angles when it comes to WordPress security.

This plugin can aid administrators in fixing all their WP installation's problems, from login issues, to public folders, database backups, and up to the admin username itself.

There's a lot to tweak around with this plugin, providing features, settings, and security trinkets that not many WordPress webmasters know about. Yes, you might be surprised by the level of modifications and obscure bugs this plugins help you fix, but at the end of the day, you'll feel much safer than before installing this plugin.


Unpack and upload it to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.

Create a backup of you site before installing and using this plugin.

Main features:

  • Security site scanning tool
  • Change WP admin URL
  • IP banning
  • Ban problematic bots
  • Ban problematic user-agents
  • Hide login errors
  • Remove meta generator tags
  • Remove RSD header information
  • Remove Windows Live Write header information
  • Remove WP version numbers from the code
  • Remove update notifications from unauthorized users
  • Changes the admin username
  • Change admin username ID
  • Change site-wide password policy
  • Change WP database table prefix
  • Change the path/name of the /wp-content folder
  • Schedule database backups
  • Log admin activity
  • Brute force attack protection
  • Block filesystem attacks
  • Block database attacks
  • Block file editing
  • Add SSL support
  • Multi-site support
  • Apache, LiteSpeed, and NGINX support

last updated on:
December 17th, 2014, 12:50 GMT
developed by:
Chris Wiegman
license type:

GPL: GNU General Public License

operating system(s):
Windows / Linux / Mac OS / BSD / Solaris
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iThemes Security - User-related security modifications can be performed automaticallyiThemes Security - Better WP Security can put the site in maintenance mode while making modificationsiThemes Security - A ban tool is packed with Better WP SecurityiThemes Security - Various vulnerable directory names can be changed when needediThemes Security - Database backups can also be created and scheduled with Better WP SecurityiThemes Security - The database prefix can be changed regularly with Better WP SecurityiThemes Security - Backend login security can also be improved with Better WP SecurityiThemes Security - 404 error pages can also be detected and recordediThemes Security - Better WP Security can also limit failed login attemptsiThemes Security - SSL support is also included with Better WP SecurityiThemes Security - Various other tweaks can also be performed with Better WP SecurityiThemes Security - Better WP Security also logs all performed actions
What's New in version 4.5.2
  • New Feature:
  • Temporarily whitelist your IP address via iThemes Sync
  • Override proxy IP detection
  • Hide admin bar (if desired)
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