‘Wordfence Review : Securing your WordPress website ‘, Wordfence is a WordPress security plugin that offers both free and paid plans and it claims many features. There are many plugins for securing WordPress sites but this one is different and stands out from other.When compared to other such plugins like iThemes security plugin , this one is frequently updated and has more downloads and more than 1 million active installs. Okay now let continue to the review.
It was published in 2011 and was founded by the parent company Feedjit. It’s soon attracted 3 million plus users Feedjit was started as a real-time analytics company and then added this because one of their founders WordPress site was hacked ! he fixed the issue soon and Mark Maunder shared the code so others can also secure their sites and hence founded Wordfence.
Since then the company rocketed in the field because most of the developers had more than 40 years of programming experience at high profile companies like BBC and Norton.
- Tons of feature for free
- Always up-to-date
- You can get their support even for user version users
- You can request any missing features and it will be taken seriously
- Firewall features of free and paid versions
- SMS Sign in feature in Premium version ♥
- Long support response duration
- Cluttered and bad UI
- Small misconfiguration can make the plugin stop working
- Scanning takes a lot of memory
PRICE AND SECURITY
Well, there is free and premium version of the plugin available and we use the free version here because it suits our needs.
The premium version of the plugin cost 39$ per site per API key. You can purchase API for multiple sites and will be charged per API.
They also have bulk discounts ie, if you purchase for 5 sites then you can buy at $23.80 per site. Discounts also increases with the number
of APIs you buy.
- Comment spam Protection
- Backdoor vulnerabilities Check/Fix
- Identify fake Google bots
- Brute-force attacks protection
- You can also run frequent scans and repair WordPress core files
- Hiding your WordPress version
- Wordfence preference ( set the max memory allowed to Wordfence
- Scan image files as if they were executable
- Scan files outside your WordPress installation
- Automatic updates to newer versions within 24 hours of its release
So all this concludes that Wordfence is a plugin that is sure worth a try and it’s not the best and its the worst !
Wordfence Security Plugin
- - Tons of feature for free
- - Always up-to-date
- - You can get their support even for user version users
- - You can request any missing features and it will be taken seriously
- - Firewall features of free and paid versions
- - Long support response duration
- - Cluttered and bad UI
- - Small mis-configuration can make the plugin stop working
- - Scanning takes a lot of memory