The latest version of iThemes Security Pro, our WordPress security plugin, just landed with a new WordPress Security Grade Report. With just a single click from your WordPress dashboard, you can see an instant report on the security of your WordPress website. Not only that, you can make the recommended fixes directly from this screen so you can raise your grade—and improve the overall security of your website.

To take advantage of this update, you’ll need iThemes Security Pro (v. 5.0). Current iThemes Security Pro, Plugin Suite and Toolkit customers will find the 5.0 update available for licensed sites or as a manual download from the iThemes Member Panel. Save time updating all your sites at once from the iThemes Sync dashboard.

New! Introducing WordPress Security Grade Report + Instantly Fix Security Issues

How to Check Your WordPress Security Grade with the iThemes Security Grade Report

  • 1. After logging into to your WordPress site, make sure to update to iThemes Security Pro 5.0.

iThemes Security 5.0

  • 2. From your WordPress dashboard, click the new Grade Report item in the iThemes Security menu.

ithemes security grade report

  • 3. On the Grade Report screen, the first thing you’ll see is the overall security grade for your website.

iThemes Security Grade

iThemes Security takes several factors into consideration when issuing your security grade, including your software and security settings. In this case, the website got a C, which isn’t great. Since some security issues are more important than others, those issues are weighted to have a larger impact on your overall grade.

iThemes Security summary

  • 4. In the Summary section, you’ll see a graph indicating the best possible grade your website can achieve. This will help give you a better idea of which security issues are more pressing to resolve so you can get your best grade.

iThemes Security software check

First up, iThemes Security checks the software installed on your website, including WordPress core, any themes or plugins, and even the PHP version running on your website’s server to make sure you’re running the latest versions. In the Software section, you’ll get a snapshot of this report.

Running outdated versions can be a big security vulnerability, so iThemes Security scans to see which items need updates and then reports back with that information.
  • 5. Just click the Resolve Issues button in the upper right corner to see more details for your software and the individual grades for each item. From here, you can select the box next to each item or the “Select All Resolvable Issues” box to fix the issues.

Note: In some cases, like for PHP version, you’ll need to contact your host to request the version be updated on your server.

In the Security Settings section, you’ll see a snapshot of the grade of your current settings. These settings include actions you can take from within the iThemes Security plugin dashboard to harden and secure your website.

Completing these recommended settings include things like enabling WordPress two-factor authentication, WordPress malware scanning and enforcing strong passwords for users.

  • 6. Again, you can use the Resolve Issues button to see more details on the individual settings, the grades for each and then resolve the issues.

iThemes Security A Grade

We have even more plans to expand the Grading Report, so stay tuned as we add more features in the future!

Free Webinar! Get a Live Walk-Through of the New WordPress Security Grade Report

During this free webinar, Gerroald Barron, support lead for iThemes Security, will walk through the new WordPress Grading Report, how it works, and the benefits it can bring to your website.

Intro to iThemes Security Grading
Tuesday, April 24 @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)

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Save 35% Off iThemes Security Pro with New WordPress Security Grade Report

Get iThemes Security Pro today so you can check your website’s security grade and then fix any issues you might have missed. Rest easy knowing you’ve taken the most important security steps to secure and protect your online work.

Use coupon code WPSECURITY35 to save 35% off* any iThemes Security Pro or Plugin Suite purchase through April 30, 2018.

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Updating from free to Pro is easy! After your purchase, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to download the iThemes Security Pro plugin. To preserve your current settings, deactivate the free version on your WordPress site, then install Pro. Activate the Pro version and delete the Free version.

* Offer good on any *new* iThemes Security Pro or Plugin Suite purchase made April 3 – 30, 2018. Coupon can’t be used to renew or extend an existing membership. Coupon expires on April 30, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m. (CDT).
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