iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) 7.9.0

Does iThemes Security work with WordPress 5.5.3 and PHP 7.4.8? 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: 657.39 KiB
The average PHP memory usage increased by this amount after activating by the plugin.

Page speed impact: 0.149 seconds
The average page load time increased by this amount after activating the plugin.

Environment
WordPress version5.5.3
PHP version7.4.8
MySQL version8.0.21
PHP memory limit256M
Plugin Info
Last updated
Active installs 1,000,000+
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?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=6a0ec840a2
Aspect after-activation
HTTP status 200
Load time 3.565 s
Memory usage 3.28 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Security

Page screenshot: Security
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=itsec&module=security-check&module_type=recommended
Requested URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=itsec
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200
Load time 1.155 s
Memory usage 5 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&module_type=recommended
Requested URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=itsec-security-check
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.918 s
Memory usage 4.54 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
Load time 0.579 s
Memory usage 3.77 MiB
JS errors
[
    {
        "message": "TypeError: Cannot read property 'replace' of undefined\n    at Object.getAjaxSubmitUrl (http://127.0.0.1/wp-content/plugins/better-wp-security/core/modules/core/js/mc-validate.js?ver=1:194:14)\n    at http://127.0.0.1/wp-content/plugins/better-wp-security/core/modules/core/js/mc-validate.js?ver=1:343:11\n    at http://127.0.0.1/wp-content/plugins/better-wp-security/core/modules/core/js/mc-validate.js?ver=1:364:2",
        "trace": null,
        "code": null
    }
]
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
Load time 2.592 s
Memory usage N/A
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 0.489 s
Memory usage 3.05 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Benchmark

URL Load time Memory usage
Inactive Active Change Inactive Active Change
/wp-admin/index.php0.621 s0.905 s+0.284 s2.75 MiB3.31 MiB+ 565.59 KiB
/wp-admin/edit.php0.244 s0.409 s+0.165 s2.8 MiB3.34 MiB+ 553.98 KiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php1.714 s2.082 s+0.368 s4.55 MiB5.61 MiB+ 1.07 MiB
/wp-admin/upload.php0.768 s0.772 s+0.004 s2.63 MiB3.19 MiB+ 572.9 KiB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php0.173 s0.319 s+0.146 s2.64 MiB3.17 MiB+ 534.56 KiB
/wp-admin/media-new.php0.248 s0.329 s+0.081 s2.6 MiB3.16 MiB+ 568.52 KiB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category0.191 s0.475 s+0.284 s2.64 MiB3.2 MiB+ 565.99 KiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page1.603 s2.041 s+0.438 s4.53 MiB5.59 MiB+ 1.06 MiB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php0.651 s0.411 s-0.240 s2.61 MiB3.16 MiB+ 566.96 KiB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php0.250 s0.409 s+0.159 s2.65 MiB3.2 MiB+ 561.84 KiB
/0.325 s0.276 s-0.049 s2.51 MiB3.05 MiB+ 559.73 KiB
Average 0.617 s0.766 s+0.149 s2.99 MiB3.63 MiB+ 657.39 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 10

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