Wordfence Manually Refresh Rules (Explained)

The Wordfence plugin runs regular downloads of new and updated security rules from the central Wordfence servers. Occasionally, the plugin fails to connect or download the latest rules. Your WordPress dashboard will show a warning message. Many Wordfence users have difficulty finding the option to manually refresh the rules. This article gives you step-by-step instructions … Read more

Beginner’s Guide To WordFence (Read This First!)

This beginner’s guide to Wordfence is a quick overview of what you need to know to secure your new WordPress site. WordFence is one of the first plugins you should install on your website. The free version is enough for a small and growing site. When your site starts getting a high volume of traffic, … Read more

How To Turn Off Wordfence Email Alerts

If you’re wondering how to turn off Wordfence email alerts, you’ve probably got a new installation with all the defaults. The number of emails can be a little overwhelming. Wordfence keeps you informed of nearly everything, which may not be necessary. This is a quick guide to accessing the Wordfence email alerts settings, and some … Read more

Does Wordfence Stop Spam Comments? (Explained)

This article is brief, but I want to clear up confusion about whether Wordfence stops spam comments. You may find articles and forums that mention a Wordfence comment spam filter. But don’t waste your time looking for it within the tool’s settings. Does Wordfence Have A Comment Spam Filter? Early versions of Wordfence had a … Read more

Does Wordfence Stop Bots? (Explained For Beginners)

If you’re looking for a security plugin for your WordPress site, you may be wondering if Wordfence protects against unwanted bot traffic. Both the free and premium versions of Wordfence will stop bots that the plugin identifies as being malicious. No service is perfect, but you can also set up your own block lists within … Read more

Does Wordfence Affect SEO? (Important Facts)

Wordfence can affect SEO in both positive and negatives ways. The positive far outweighs any negative aspects. This article goes through how Wordfence helps your website SEO. We also discuss two main issues that can make Wordfence affect SEO, and how to prevent them. But we’ll look at the good points first. Wordfence Protection From … Read more

3 Ways To Remove Wordfence (With Pictures)

 If you use the standard way of deleting a WordPress plugin to remove Wordfence, you will not completely remove the security plugin. That will become clear if you reinstall Wordfence: your configuration options and other data will reappear. This may be what you want. Perhaps you are testing Wordfence behavior with other plugins. This article … Read more