Install and Setup Wordfence Security in WordPress

Wordfence protects your website against security threats like hacking, malware, DDOS and brute force attacks. 

Step 1: Login to your WordPress Dashboard

Step 2: On the left side of the menu bar click into Plugins and select Add New

Step 3 : -

Search for the plugins “WordFence” . 

You will find the plugins name Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan 

Click “Install Now”

It shall now shows “Installing…” Once completed head to the next step


Step 4 :-


Click on “Activate”

Upon activation, a new menu item 'Wordfence' will be added to WordPress Dashboard left panel

Step 5 : -

Proceed to the Wordfence dashboard click on to the Scan tab.

Step 6 : -


Click “Start New Scan”

Wordfence will show you the results once done. Free Wordfence plugins automatically runs full 


In additional you may also manage the Scan Type

Also, may click on “Scan options and Scheduling” followed by enabled scan theme and plugin against WordPress Repo.

Then click Save Changes

Proceed with the scanning and take note.

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