iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) 7.2.0

Does iThemes Security work with WordPress 4.9.8 and PHP 7.0.16? A smoke test was performed on .

Summary

Errors
No PHP errors, warnings or notices
1JavaScript exceptions
All test pages loaded successfully
3Resource errors (CSS, JS, images, fonts and so on.)
  • 3 404 Not Found
Performance

Memory usage: 472.22 KiB
The average PHP memory usage increased by this amount after activating by the plugin.

Page speed impact: insignificant.
The plugin didn't make the site noticeably slower.

Environment
WordPress version4.9.8
PHP version7.0.16
MySQL version5.7.17
PHP memory limit256M
Plugin Info
Last updated
Active installs 900,000+
WordPress.org page https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/
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Pages 6

Plugins ‹ Test site — WordPress

Page screenshot: Plugins ‹ Test site — WordPress
URL /wp-admin/plugins.php?activate=true&plugin_status=all&paged=1&s=
Requested URL /wp-admin/plugins.php?action=activate&plugin=better-wp-security%2Fbetter-wp-security.php&plugin_status=all&paged=1&s&_wpnonce=7257839ff7
Aspect after-activation
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.402 s
Memory usage 3.53 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Security

Page screenshot: Security
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=itsec
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.098 s
Memory usage 4.16 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Security → Security Check

Page screenshot: Security → Security Check
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=itsec&module=security-check
Requested URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=itsec-security-check
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.078 s
Memory usage 3.84 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Security → Logs

Page screenshot: Security → Logs
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=itsec-logs
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.059 s
Memory usage 3.99 MiB
JS errors
[
    {
        "message": "TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating 'url.replace')",
        "trace": [
            {
                "file": "/wp-content/plugins/better-wp-security/core/modules/core/js/mc-validate.js?ver=1",
                "line": 194,
                "function": "getAjaxSubmitUrl"
            },
            {
                "file": "/wp-content/plugins/better-wp-security/core/modules/core/js/mc-validate.js?ver=1",
                "line": 343,
                "function": ""
            }
        ]
    }
]
Resource errors None

Security → Go Pro

Page screenshot: Security → Go Pro
URL https://ithemes.com/security/?utm_source=wordpressadmin&utm_medium=wpmenu&utm_campaign=itsecfreecta
Requested URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=itsec-go-pro
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 3.555 s
Memory usage N/A
JS errors None
Resource errors
[
    {
        "errorCode": 5,
        "errorString": "Operation canceled",
        "status": 404,
        "statusText": "Not Found",
        "url": "https://ithemes.com/wp-content/plugins/postmatic-premium/vendor/prompt/prompt-core/vendor/calderawp/caldera-modals/modals.css?ver=4.9.8"
    },
    {
        "errorCode": 5,
        "errorString": "Operation canceled",
        "status": 404,
        "statusText": "Not Found",
        "url": "https://ithemes.com/wp-content/themes/iThemes2012/css/security_08_2015.css?ver=4.9.8"
    },
    {
        "errorCode": 5,
        "errorString": "Operation canceled",
        "status": 404,
        "statusText": "Not Found",
        "url": "https://ithemes.com/wp-content/plugins/postmatic-premium/vendor/prompt/prompt-core/vendor/calderawp/caldera-modals/caldera-modals.js?ver=4.9.8"
    }
]

Test site – Just another WordPress site

Page screenshot: Test site – Just another WordPress site
URL /
Aspect front-page
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.083 s
Memory usage 3.16 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Benchmark

URL Load time Memory usage
Inactive Active Change Inactive Active Change
/wp-admin/index.php0.140 s0.051 s-0.089 s3.12 MiB3.6 MiB+ 497.9 KiB
/wp-admin/edit.php0.117 s0.105 s-0.012 s3.14 MiB3.62 MiB+ 492.38 KiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php0.187 s0.104 s-0.083 s3.21 MiB3.69 MiB+ 499.87 KiB
/wp-admin/upload.php0.093 s0.127 s+0.034 s2.98 MiB3.46 MiB+ 493.27 KiB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php0.080 s0.095 s+0.015 s3.06 MiB3.45 MiB+ 399.32 KiB
/wp-admin/media-new.php0.058 s0.073 s+0.015 s2.96 MiB3.44 MiB+ 493.45 KiB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category0.080 s0.085 s+0.005 s3 MiB3.48 MiB+ 493.57 KiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page0.157 s0.175 s+0.018 s3.21 MiB3.69 MiB+ 492.61 KiB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php0.091 s0.079 s-0.012 s2.96 MiB3.45 MiB+ 493.76 KiB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php0.082 s0.106 s+0.024 s3 MiB3.48 MiB+ 491.91 KiB
/0.109 s0.121 s+0.012 s2.83 MiB3.17 MiB+ 346.35 KiB
Average 0.109 s0.102 s-0.007 s3.04 MiB3.5 MiB+ 472.22 KiB

Additions

Things that the plugin adds to the site. This section is not intended to be comprehensive. The test tool only looks for a few specific types of added content.

Database Tables 6

Options wp_options 3

User Metadata wp_usermeta 3

PHP Error Log

The log file is empty.

See also: All tests for this plugin, How to Hide iThemes Security Admin Menus