Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan 7.3.5

Does Wordfence Security work with WordPress 5.2.2 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: 3.97 MiB
The average PHP memory usage increased by this amount after activating by the plugin.

Page speed impact: 0.164 seconds
The average page load time increased by this amount after activating the plugin.

Environment
WordPress version5.2.2
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=c7ddf2987f
Aspect after-activation
HTTP status 200
Load time 9.396 s
Memory usage 14.17 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 1.268 s
Memory usage 7.89 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 1.354 s
Memory usage 8.32 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 0.936 s
Memory usage 7.72 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 1.159 s
Memory usage 7.64 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 0.799 s
Memory usage 7.79 MiB
JS errors
[
    {
        "message": "ReferenceError: WFAD is not defined\n    at HTMLDocument.<anonymous> (http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/admin.php?page=WFLS:591:5)\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=5.2.2:2:27362)\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=5.2.2:2:28121)\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=5.2.2:2:29914)\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=5.2.2:2:30276)",
        "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 1.858 s
Memory usage 8.21 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 0.567 s
Memory usage 7.59 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 0.353 s
Memory usage 7.16 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 0.518 s
Memory usage 7.57 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Benchmark

URL Load time Memory usage
Inactive Active Change Inactive Active Change
/wp-admin/index.php0.303 s0.345 s+0.042 s3.6 MiB7.57 MiB+ 3.97 MiB
/wp-admin/edit.php0.288 s0.291 s+0.003 s3.63 MiB7.59 MiB+ 3.96 MiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php1.263 s1.489 s+0.226 s5.27 MiB9.35 MiB+ 4.08 MiB
/wp-admin/upload.php0.548 s0.818 s+0.270 s3.46 MiB7.42 MiB+ 3.95 MiB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php0.358 s0.266 s-0.092 s3.55 MiB7.41 MiB+ 3.86 MiB
/wp-admin/media-new.php0.275 s0.236 s-0.039 s3.45 MiB7.4 MiB+ 3.96 MiB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category0.242 s0.447 s+0.205 s3.48 MiB7.5 MiB+ 4.02 MiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page1.138 s1.408 s+0.270 s5.25 MiB9.33 MiB+ 4.08 MiB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php0.553 s1.092 s+0.539 s3.45 MiB7.4 MiB+ 3.96 MiB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php0.322 s0.603 s+0.281 s3.55 MiB7.51 MiB+ 3.95 MiB
/0.372 s0.472 s+0.100 s3.3 MiB7.15 MiB+ 3.85 MiB
Average 0.515 s0.679 s+0.164 s3.82 MiB7.79 MiB+ 3.97 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