How to protect your WordPress website from hackers using iThemes Security Free

  • How to install iThemes security free for WordPress
  • Secure your site the right way
  • Set site lockout time
  • Block hackers

Make sure your WordPress website is secure and protected with iThemes Security.

iThemes Security works to fix common WordPress security issues you may not know exist. By adding an extra layer of protection, iThemes Security helps give you peace of mind—and keeps the bad guys out.

WordPress Brute Force Protection

Limit the number of failed login attempts allowed per user with WordPress brute force protection. If someone is trying to guess your password, they'll get locked out after a few attempts.

File Change Detection

If someone manages to get into your site, they'll probably add, remove or change a file. Get email alerts showing any recent file changes so you know if you've been hacked.

404 Detection

If a bot is scanning your site for vulnerabilities, it will generate a lot of 404 errors. iThemes Security will lock out that IP after the limit you set (20 errors in 5 minutes by default.

Strong Password Enforcement

Set which level of users on your site (admins, editors, users, etc.) need to have strong passwords. Strong password enforcement is one of the best ways to lock down WordPress.

Lock Out Bad Users

Keep bad users away from your site if they have too many failed login attempts, if they generate too many 404 errors, or if they're on a bot blacklist.

Away Mode

Make the WordPress dashboard inaccessible during specific hours so no one else can sneak in and attempt to make changes.

Hide Login & Admin

Change the default URL of your WordPress login area so attackers won't know where to look. This feature is also great to help clients remember their login link.