• Sun. Oct 17th, 2021

Better WP Security – Plugin Updates and Under New Management

Better WP Security Now Being Managed By IThemes

In case you missed the notice, it would appear that Better WP Security is now a part of the IThemes family.



Better WP Security now by iThemes


Get ready for Better WP Security to get even better! It’s now being maintained and developed full-time by Chris Wiegman for iThemes. Not only will this take Better WP Security to the next level but it will bring a new level of security to the best ecommerce solution on the market, iThemes Exchange as well as all of iThemes excellent plugins and themes.

The IThemes group has been doing a wonderful job with their collection of products, which include such top notch plugins as BackupBuddy, (one of the leading backup utilities for WordPress) and WordPress Exchange,(Top notch ecommerce platform for WordPress).

With the addition of Better WP Security to the ITheme product line, expect to see more along the way of both upgrades and potential integration. Why not take some of the top notch features of these plugins and integrate them together with their Ecommerce platform? Well, they just might. It will be interesting to see where they take this plugin in upcoming future releases.

As with any company, expect to see some branding changes implemented as the first several updates to let the community know of the changes. If however your thinking that cosmetics are the only changes coming in this most recent update, think again. IThemes is not a company to rest on their laurels.

Better WP Security


  • Version: 3.6.1
  • Author: iThemes
  • Last Updated: 23 hours ago
  • Requires WordPress Version:3.7 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.8



  • Fixed iThemes image path for case-sensitive
  • Add iThemes BWPS survey to help plan further updates
  • Added Customizable email to support form


  • Added WP Security Lock as a partner for sites that have already been compromised.
  • Changed social information to iThemes
  • Better domain support (Mark Boudreau)
  • Add username to notification email (Andreas Geibert)
  • Changed author to iThemes
  • Added links to backup buddy and iThemes subscription
  • Fixed inconsistent count in logs
  • updated German translation by Rene Wolf

ITheme plugins have been among some of the best plugins within their specific categories and we feel that this may only improve upon an already fantastic security plugin. We welcome the ITheme team for showing the interest in taking over this project and making Better WP Security even greater.


Derek Wood

Derek is a Online Web Professional. He works with clients and customers in order to implement Web-Based solutions for businesses. These include websites, SEO, marketing, and company branding. His own company, Shadow Dragon Unlimited has been providing these services to local businesses in his Western Massachusetts area and online since 2003.