The Story of Wordfence
My name is Mark Maunder and I'm the creator of Wordfence and the CEO of Feedjit Inc. which is our parent company.
On August 1st, 2011 my personal blog was hacked. Up until that point I had been running a company that provides real-time analytics to publishers called Feedjit. I dropped everything and reverse engineered the hack and discovered the hackers had gained access to my site through a serious weakness in a WordPress script called TimThumb.
I fixed the weakness and donated my code back to the TimThumb project. Then I dropped everything and started to write a WordPress plugin that would make sure no other WordPress publishers feel that same sinking feeling I felt when I discovered I'd been hacked. That turned into an 8 month project which was far larger and more comprehensive in scope than I could have imagined and culminated in the launch of Wordfence, a free and open source security plugin for WordPress.
Wordfence is now a major part of my business Feedjit Inc. and is fully backed by our investors, data center and our great team.
I hope you enjoy Wordfence as much as we enjoy working on it.
~Mark Maunder - Wordfence Creator and Feedjit Inc. CEO.
What our Customers are Saying
I have been using Wordfence Premium for over 6 months now and love it! It has protected my site from everything that I could ever think of. Thank you for your great software and being part of a open source community. Keep up the great work!!LilGeekShop.net - Online Store - Moultrie, GA
I manage 80+ blog sites and Wordfence is on every one of them! Emails you when anything needs an update or any issue.@BrianBasilico - Micro Blogger - Aurora, IL
Is your site on Wordpress? If so PLEASE get the Wordfence plug in, it's locked three hackers out of my website in the last 24 hours.@WordNerdSally - Publisher - Nottingham
The Wordfence plugin is impressively feature rich. A must-have for Wordpress security. Thanks to @SFoskett for bringing it to my attention!@JLivens - Director of Marketing - Iron Mountain
Our website seems to be under attack at the moment. But all well thanks to a little plugin called Wordfence. Well worth a look.@mintyslippers - Filmmaker - United Kingdom
Do you use Wordpress? If so, I can highly recommend Wordfence Security. Saved me from a few issues so far.@Love_London - Blogger - London, England
Found @wordfence when I needed malicious cleanup help on one of my #Wordpress sites. Impressed!@bryanchalker - Consultant Web Designer - Atlanta, GA
Wordfence security plugin alerted me in an email that two of my blog plugins need updating. That's handy!@Elfbride - Publisher - Dallas Fort Worth, Texas
Wordfence is a good, free security plugin. Make sure it's activated!!@NorthCantonWC - WordCamp - North Canton, Ohio
intox.dk is currently being attacked by what seems to be a botnet. Thanks to @wordfence, the site is still fully secured.@intoxstudio - Design Studio - Denmark
121 attempts to hack the shesageek site in the last 10 minutes! So glad i installed wordfence security on the site.@shesageeksta - Publisher - Sydney, Australia
Securing your WordPress Website
Wordfence is the Leading CyberSecurity solution for WordPress. We provide a Complete Anti-Virus and Firewall Package for your WordPress Website including Two Factor Authentication, a Firewall incorporating Machine Learning and Tools to help Recover from a Hack. Wordfence is available free. Simply sign into your WordPress website, Go to Plugins > Add New > And search for 'wordfence' without quotes. Our premium version includes enterprise features like Two Factor Authentication and Country Blocking.
Stop Brute Force Attacks Permanently. Sign-in to your WordPress website using your Cellphone. Two Factor Authentication like this is used by governments and military world-wide and is now available from Wordfence to secure your WordPress website.
Block a hacker even if they're changing IP addresses by banning their Network, their range of IP addresses or their entire country.
If your site has been hacked, Wordfence can use our source code verification feature to tell you what has changed and help repair hacked files, even if you don't have backups.
Wordfence aggregates data on the newest hacks and their sources and uses the data to block the newest distributed attacks.
Wordefence verifies the integrity of your WordPress core source code and your open source themes and plugins.
The free version of Wordfence is easy to install. Simply sign into your own WordPress website. Then go to Plugins > Add New > And search for 'wordfence' without quotes. Then hit install and you're all set. If you would like to upgrade to the Premium version of Wordfence, simply return to this site, CLICK HERE and sign-up for a Premium API key. Once you have your key you can copy and paste it into the top of your Wordfence 'options' page, hit save, and you will have access to all our great premium features.
- Cellphone Sign-in
- Remote Scans
- Country Blocking
- Frequent Scans
- Scheduled Scans
- Premium Support
- Scan Core, Theme and Plugin Files
- Repair Files
- Scan content for bad URLs
- Real-time traffic shows hackers
- Real-time view of crawlers
- Scan for known malware
- Scan for hundreds of backdoors
- Includes a complete firewall
- Rate limit rogue crawlers
- Block IP's & manage blocks
- Intelligently block networks
- Block fake Googlebots
- Block brute-force attacks
- View top content leeches
- Monitor disk space
- Enforce strong passwords
- Check existing passwords
- Scan for DNS changes
- Get detailed IP info
- Track IP's to their source
How to Install the Free version of Wordfence
You can install Wordfence with three easy steps.
First, sign into your own WordPress website. You'll usually go to something like www.example.com/wp-admin/ and sign-in. Replace example.com with your own website's URL.
Now that you're signed in and ready to administer your own site, go to Plugins > Add New and do a search for 'wordfence' without quotes. Found it? Great. OK simply hit the "Install Now" link and Wordfence will be installed. That's it! Your site is now more secure. When you decide to upgrade to gain access to some of our great features like Cellphone sign-in, simply read the section below on how to upgrade to Wordfence Premium.
How to get Wordfence Premium
Great news! If you've followed the instructions above and installed the free version of Wordfence, the hard work is already done. If you want to enable the Premium Features in Wordfence, simply click the button below to go to our sign-up page, complete the sign-up and get a Premium Key.
Then sign-into your WordPress website, go to your Wordfence 'options' page and paste your new Premium key into the field provided. Hit 'Save' and you'll be instantly upgraded to Wordfence Premium.