Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan 7.4.2

Does Wordfence Security work with WordPress 5.3.1 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: 3.47 MiB
The average PHP memory usage increased by this amount after activating by the plugin.

Page speed impact: 0.107 seconds
The average page load time increased by this amount after activating the plugin.

Environment
WordPress version5.3.1
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=3e8b4c41fd
Aspect after-activation
HTTP status 200
Load time 6.562 s
Memory usage 10.33 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 0.945 s
Memory usage 7.44 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 0.973 s
Memory usage 7.87 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 0.610 s
Memory usage 7.27 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 0.893 s
Memory usage 7.2 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 0.727 s
Memory usage 7.34 MiB
JS errors
[
    {
        "message": "ReferenceError: WFAD is not defined\n    at HTMLDocument.<anonymous> (http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/admin.php?page=WFLS:589:5)\n    at i (http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/load-scripts.php?c=0&load%5Bchunk_0%5D=jquery-core,jquery-migrate,utils,jquery-ui-widget,jquery-ui-position,jquery-ui-core&ver=5.3.1:2:27362)\n    at Object.fireWith [as resolveWith] (http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/load-scripts.php?c=0&load%5Bchunk_0%5D=jquery-core,jquery-migrate,utils,jquery-ui-widget,jquery-ui-position,jquery-ui-core&ver=5.3.1:2:28121)\n    at Function.ready (http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/load-scripts.php?c=0&load%5Bchunk_0%5D=jquery-core,jquery-migrate,utils,jquery-ui-widget,jquery-ui-position,jquery-ui-core&ver=5.3.1:2:29914)\n    at HTMLDocument.J (http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/load-scripts.php?c=0&load%5Bchunk_0%5D=jquery-core,jquery-migrate,utils,jquery-ui-widget,jquery-ui-position,jquery-ui-core&ver=5.3.1:2:30276)",
        "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 0.985 s
Memory usage 7.76 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 0.581 s
Memory usage 7.13 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 0.291 s
Memory usage 6.57 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 0.349 s
Memory usage 7.11 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Benchmark

URL Load time Memory usage
Inactive Active Change Inactive Active Change
/wp-admin/index.php0.316 s0.365 s+0.049 s3.61 MiB7.11 MiB+ 3.5 MiB
/wp-admin/edit.php0.228 s0.283 s+0.055 s3.64 MiB7.13 MiB+ 3.49 MiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php1.310 s1.846 s+0.536 s5.36 MiB8.9 MiB+ 3.54 MiB
/wp-admin/upload.php0.511 s0.638 s+0.127 s3.48 MiB6.96 MiB+ 3.48 MiB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php0.167 s0.213 s+0.046 s3.56 MiB6.95 MiB+ 3.39 MiB
/wp-admin/media-new.php0.223 s0.243 s+0.020 s3.46 MiB6.94 MiB+ 3.49 MiB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category0.331 s0.272 s-0.059 s3.56 MiB7.05 MiB+ 3.49 MiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page1.305 s1.593 s+0.288 s5.35 MiB8.88 MiB+ 3.53 MiB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php0.253 s0.317 s+0.064 s3.46 MiB6.95 MiB+ 3.49 MiB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php0.292 s0.328 s+0.036 s3.57 MiB7.05 MiB+ 3.48 MiB
/0.299 s0.319 s+0.020 s3.32 MiB6.57 MiB+ 3.26 MiB
Average 0.476 s0.583 s+0.107 s3.85 MiB7.32 MiB+ 3.47 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