Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan 6.3.18

Does Wordfence Security work with WordPress 4.8.1 and PHP 7.0.16? A smoke test was performed on .

Summary

Errors
1PHP warnings
No JavaScript exceptions
1Page failed to load
  • 1 Timeout
No resource errors
Performance

Memory usage: 1.69 MiB
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 version4.8.1
PHP version7.0.16
MySQL version5.7.17
PHP memory limit256M
Plugin Info
Last updated
Active installs 3,000,000+
WordPress.org page https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/
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Pages 10

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=wordfence%2Fwordfence.php&plugin_status=all&paged=1&s&_wpnonce=ff4b6016f5
Aspect after-activation
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 20.983 s
Memory usage 6.04 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence 0

Page screenshot: Wordfence 0
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=Wordfence
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 4.902 s
Memory usage 4.68 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence 0 → Scan

Page screenshot: Wordfence 0 → Scan
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WordfenceScan
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.115 s
Memory usage 4.75 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence 0 → Firewall

Page screenshot: Wordfence 0 → Firewall
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WordfenceWAF
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.102 s
Memory usage 4.73 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence 0 → Blocking

Page screenshot: Wordfence 0 → Blocking
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WordfenceBlocking
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.151 s
Memory usage 4.67 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence 0 → Live Traffic

Page screenshot: Wordfence 0 → Live Traffic
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WordfenceActivity
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.164 s
Memory usage 4.69 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence 0 → Tools

URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WordfenceTools
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 0 (Timeout)
Load time 29.993 s
Memory usage N/A
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence 0 → Options

Page screenshot: Wordfence 0 → Options
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WordfenceSecOpt
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.050 s
Memory usage 5.09 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Test site – Just another WordPress site

Page screenshot: Test site – Just another WordPress site
URL /
Aspect front-page
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.100 s
Memory usage 4.19 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Dashboard ‹ Test site — WordPress

Page screenshot: Dashboard ‹ Test site — WordPress
URL /wp-admin/index.php
Aspect new-meta-boxes
HTTP status 200 OK
Load time 0.120 s
Memory usage 4.63 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Benchmark

URL Load time Memory usage
Inactive Active Change Inactive Active Change
/wp-admin/index.php0.109 s0.046 s-0.063 s2.9 MiB4.63 MiB+ 1.73 MiB
/wp-admin/edit.php0.098 s0.096 s-0.002 s2.92 MiB4.64 MiB+ 1.72 MiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php0.161 s0.062 s-0.099 s2.99 MiB4.72 MiB+ 1.73 MiB
/wp-admin/upload.php0.076 s0.086 s+0.010 s2.82 MiB4.53 MiB+ 1.72 MiB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php0.079 s0.081 s+0.002 s2.91 MiB4.53 MiB+ 1.62 MiB
/wp-admin/media-new.php0.049 s0.084 s+0.035 s2.8 MiB4.52 MiB+ 1.72 MiB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category0.089 s0.088 s-0.001 s2.84 MiB4.56 MiB+ 1.72 MiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page0.146 s0.157 s+0.011 s2.98 MiB4.7 MiB+ 1.72 MiB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php0.076 s0.100 s+0.024 s2.81 MiB4.52 MiB+ 1.72 MiB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php0.089 s0.087 s-0.002 s2.85 MiB4.56 MiB+ 1.72 MiB
/0.120 s0.079 s-0.041 s2.69 MiB4.19 MiB+ 1.51 MiB
Average 0.099 s0.088 s-0.011 s2.86 MiB4.56 MiB+ 1.69 MiB

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 25

Options wp_options 3

Meta Boxes

{
    "dashboard": {
        "wordfence_activity_report_widget": "Wordfence activity in the past week"
    }
}

PHP Error Log 1 lines

[08-Sep-2017 14:24:42 UTC] PHP Warning:  An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server&#8217;s configuration. If you continue to have problems, please try the <a href="https://wordpress.org/support/">support forums</a>. (WordPress could not establish a secure connection to WordPress.org. Please contact your server administrator.) in /wp-includes/update.php on line 131
See also: All tests for this plugin, How to Hide Wordfence Security Admin Menus and Widgets