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Wordfence WordPress Settings

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Wordfence WordPress Security is a great plugin for securing a WordPress website. But proper Wordfence Settings is very important.

Today in this article, I will tell you the best settings of Wordfence Security Plugin.

Many bloggers who install the Wordfence Security plugin, but do not know how to configure the Wordfence Security Plugin.

Wordfence Security Plugin Settings

Wordfence comes with free and premium plans. Wordfence’s basic plan is free, but the premium version offers more advanced features such as country blocking, firewall rules updated in real-time, scheduled scanning, and more.

So let’s start with Wordfence Settings…

First of all install the Wordfence Security plugin. For this, log into the WordPress dashboard, click on Plugins >> Add new, then search Wordfence in the search results. Wordfence Security plugin will appear in the search result, just click on install. You can see the screenshot below.


After the plugin is activated, a new menu item “Wordfence” will be added to your WordPress dashboard.

When you click on it, then it will show you the Wordfence security settings overview. Apart from this, you can see security notifications & stats like recent IP blocking, failed login attempts, total attacks blocked, etc.

How to Set Wordfence Firewall

Click Wordfence >> Firewall >> Manage Firewall.


On the next page, you can select the option “Enabled and Protecting” from the Status drop-down menu in Web Application Firewall Status. Then click on “Optimize the Wordfence firewall”.


Now, Wordfence will run some tests to find out your server configuration and ask you to download your current .htaccess file as a backup. Click on the “Download .htaccess” button and then hit the Continue button. You can see the screenshot below.


Now it will show you the Installation Successful notification.
After clicking on the Close button, you will be redirected to the firewall page, here you will see the Protection level “Extended protection”.

You will also see a “Learning Mode” button. Don’t worry, it will automatically change to “Enabled and Protecting” mode after one week.

How to Scan WordPress Blog Using Wordfence Security Plugin

Just click on the Wordfence >> Scan option and then you click on the “Start New Scan” button.


Wordfence Security will now start scanning your WordPress website. It will scan the WordPress core, theme file, plugin files, suspicious codes, backdoors, malicious URLs, and many more.

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