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[Vote Now] Best WP Security Plugin

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by sn0rt, May 30, 2013.

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Best WP Security Plugin

  1. Wordfence

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  2. Exploit Scanner

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  3. TAC - Theme Authenticity Checker

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  4. Better WP Security

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  5. BulletProof Security

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  6. Other - Check post

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  1. sn0rt

    sn0rt Elite Member

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    Let's cut to the chase.

    Here are the options:

    1) Wordfence
    2) Exploit Scanner
    3) TAC -Theme Authenticity Checker
    4) Exploit Scanner
    5) Better WP Security
    6) Bulletproof Security
    7) Other

    Note: This list is not in order of preference.


    After voting, please reply to the thread with a post containing the following:
    • Your opinion on the plugin
    • Pros vs Cons
    • Comparison to other plugins
    • What inclined you to your decision
    • If you've voted Other, the name of the plugin and go through the list above


    The objective of this thread is for members to have a quick access thread they can refer to.

    Thanks in advance to all of those who've participated.
     
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  2. WPRipper

    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    Number 5 for me. Not a single problem with that plugin.
     
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  3. sn0rt

    sn0rt Elite Member

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    I've added the poll. For some reason I'm not being able to format the OP..
     
  4. Sam Woods

    Sam Woods Junior Member

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    I've found Wordfence very good, was a toss-up between that and Better WP Security as I have both on different sites.

    A good thing is the blocked IP section, and its simplicity, the bad thing is that I haven't paid for the full V yet :)

    Having said that I think it's just a preference, if you have any of them it will help :)
     
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  5. gamingmaster42

    gamingmaster42 Regular Member

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    I'm now using Wordfence, used to use BulletProof Security in the past, but was getting a lot of errors as of late so I made the switch.
     
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  6. sn0rt

    sn0rt Elite Member

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    Thank you for the input, the poll allows multiple selections.
     
  7. Moosey

    Moosey Senior Member

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    Number 6 (Bullet Proof Security)

    The plugin contains everything necessary to secure your website, and if you upgrade to the pro version it has some really cool settings that no other plugin offers (Php lockdown)
    I'd highly recommend it, we use it for all of our clients and it has never let us down.
     
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  8. Y.O.L.O.

    Y.O.L.O. Registered Member

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    How long have you been using it?

    I've been using WP Security Scan for a while and haven't seemed to have any problems since using it. But, I'm thinking about switching to Better WP Security.
     
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    azy141 Junior Member

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    Bulletproof security for me but I also use better wp security along with antimalware for that little bit extra. The main problems only really come if you haven't set file permissions correctly
     
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  10. rubysmith

    rubysmith BANNED BANNED

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    Easy to use with options to take advantage of all the features... or not.
    Great documentation as well. Since installing on over 20 sites, on my higher traffic sites, it has shut out attacks and shut them down. I also use the database backup so I was able to delete another plugin just for that function; another plus!
     
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  11. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Wordfence is simple to use and has protected my sites very well.
    I use it with a few other plugins but even on its own it should suit most people.
     
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  12. sn0rt

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    Thank you all for the input so far.

    Any more?
     
  13. MTUser2010

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    I really like Better WordPress Security. I like its ability to give you a list of things to fix like, removing the admin user and user #1. Also, its ability to send you an email when someone, user or host is locked out of the site can be very useful; E.g., recently one of my sites was subject to a concerted brute force attack, 1200 attempted logins over 36 hours. With the emails that I received, I checked in and upped the lockout level to make getting banned even faster, after 1 failed attempt. The hackers gave up and my site was not compromised.

    As for drawbacks, it does have the ability to ban users due to excessive 404 errors. This can be a problem if you site generates too many errors. I usually add the redirection plugin and use its 404 log to check what is causing the problems and either fix them or redirect them.
     
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  14. orelywor

    orelywor Newbie

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    I voted for Wordfence, i am not going into details now, I tried several security plugins over time and this is my absolute favorite ;)

    I am wondering why you included TAC in the poll, since its not All-in-One security plugin like the other plugins, it only checks your themes for malicous scripts, and encoded unwanted backlinks. Although it is a must-have plugin to check your themes, especially if you download premium themes on warez sites...

    best regards !
     
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  15. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    I'm going with number 5, because I use it and it's highly recommended by many BHW users.

    Cons..... I seriously have no idea if I have it set up correctly. I've changed the login destination and made the blacklist restrictions really tight, and I use 32 character passwords now.... other than that, I really don't know if I'm using it to it's potential. It's not easy for someone who is challenged in that area.
     
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  16. sn0rt

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    Seems like the results are pretty split so far.

    5 votes for Wordfence
    5 votes for Better WP Security
    4 votes for Bulletproof Security

    All of those who participated in this poll have already received their thanks and reps.
     
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  17. pingcp30

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    Better WP Security and Bulletproof Security
    I never use other plugins.
     
  18. sn0rt

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    You must be one of those "Can we remove the 15 post limit for PMs?"
     
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    I used better wp security and for first couple of weeks it was good but then it start messing with my sites and thank god i got rid of it before my sites went absolutely mayhem. I than tried Bulletproof security due to recommendations for a good security plugin and have never locked back since.
    I want to be even more cautious and use wordfence along side this but dont know if it might conflict with bulletproof
     
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    Better WP Security got my vote.

    It does everything I need. I've tried a few others a while ago and they had a few limitations but I won't be looking for other plugins now.
     
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