Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan 7.3.2

Does Wordfence Security work with WordPress 5.2.1 and PHP 7.2.16? A smoke test was performed on .

Summary

Errors
No PHP errors, warnings or notices
1JavaScript exceptions
All test pages loaded successfully
No resource errors
Performance

Memory usage: 3.89 MiB
The average PHP memory usage increased by this amount after activating by the plugin.

Page speed impact: 0.131 seconds
The average page load time increased by this amount after activating the plugin.

Environment
WordPress version5.2.1
PHP version7.2.16
MySQL version8.0.15
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?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=afc80d0f72
Aspect after-activation
HTTP status 200
Load time 12.128 s
Memory usage 14.09 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence

Page screenshot: Wordfence
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=Wordfence
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200
Load time 1.214 s
Memory usage 7.81 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence → Firewall

Page screenshot: Wordfence  → Firewall
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WordfenceWAF
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.998 s
Memory usage 8.23 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence → Scan

Page screenshot: Wordfence  → Scan
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WordfenceScan
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.679 s
Memory usage 7.64 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence → Tools

Page screenshot: Wordfence  → Tools
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WordfenceTools
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.768 s
Memory usage 7.56 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence → Login Security

Page screenshot: Wordfence  → Login Security
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WFLS
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.773 s
Memory usage 7.71 MiB
JS errors
[
    {
        "message": "ReferenceError: WFAD is not defined\n    at HTMLDocument.<anonymous> (http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/admin.php?page=WFLS:588:5)\n    at i (http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/load-scripts.php?c=0&load%5B%5D=jquery-core,jquery-migrate,utils,jquery-ui-widget,jquery-ui-core&ver=5.2.1:2:27362)\n    at Object.fireWith [as resolveWith] (http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/load-scripts.php?c=0&load%5B%5D=jquery-core,jquery-migrate,utils,jquery-ui-widget,jquery-ui-core&ver=5.2.1:2:28121)\n    at Function.ready (http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/load-scripts.php?c=0&load%5B%5D=jquery-core,jquery-migrate,utils,jquery-ui-widget,jquery-ui-core&ver=5.2.1:2:29914)\n    at HTMLDocument.J (http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/load-scripts.php?c=0&load%5B%5D=jquery-core,jquery-migrate,utils,jquery-ui-widget,jquery-ui-core&ver=5.2.1:2:30276)",
        "trace": null,
        "code": null
    }
]
Resource errors None

Wordfence → All Options

Page screenshot: Wordfence  → All Options
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WordfenceOptions
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200
Load time 1.334 s
Memory usage 8.12 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Wordfence → Help

Page screenshot: Wordfence  → Help
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=WordfenceSupport
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.497 s
Memory usage 7.5 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
Load time 0.525 s
Memory usage 7.07 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
Load time 0.295 s
Memory usage 7.48 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Benchmark

URL Load time Memory usage
Inactive Active Change Inactive Active Change
/wp-admin/index.php0.382 s0.318 s-0.064 s3.6 MiB7.48 MiB+ 3.89 MiB
/wp-admin/edit.php0.244 s0.578 s+0.334 s3.63 MiB7.51 MiB+ 3.88 MiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php1.141 s1.881 s+0.740 s5.27 MiB9.27 MiB+ 4 MiB
/wp-admin/upload.php0.680 s0.642 s-0.038 s3.46 MiB7.33 MiB+ 3.87 MiB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php0.220 s0.218 s-0.002 s3.54 MiB7.32 MiB+ 3.78 MiB
/wp-admin/media-new.php0.269 s0.383 s+0.114 s3.44 MiB7.32 MiB+ 3.87 MiB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category0.168 s0.241 s+0.073 s3.48 MiB7.42 MiB+ 3.94 MiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page1.100 s1.127 s+0.027 s5.25 MiB9.25 MiB+ 4 MiB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php0.399 s0.712 s+0.313 s3.45 MiB7.32 MiB+ 3.87 MiB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php0.221 s0.315 s+0.094 s3.55 MiB7.42 MiB+ 3.87 MiB
/0.613 s0.464 s-0.149 s3.3 MiB7.07 MiB+ 3.77 MiB
Average 0.494 s0.625 s+0.131 s3.82 MiB7.7 MiB+ 3.89 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 21

Options wp_options 6

Meta Boxes

{
    "dashboard": {
        "wordfence_activity_report_widget": {
            "title": "Wordfence activity in the past week",
            "context": "normal"
        }
    }
}

Capabilities 3

PHP Error Log

The log file is empty.

See also: All tests for this plugin, How to Hide Wordfence Security Admin Menus and Widgets