How to Install and Set Up Wordfence Security on WordPress

Wordfence protects your website from security threats such as 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 on Plugins and select Add New


Step 3: -

Search for the "WordFence" plugin. 

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

Click "Install Now"

It will now show "Installing..." Once done, proceed to the next step


Step 4 :-


Click "Activate"

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

Step 5: -

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

Step 6: -


Click "Start New Scan"

Wordfence will show you the results once it's done. The free Wordfence plugin automatically runs in full 


In addition, you can also manage Scan Types

Also, can click on "Scan options and Scheduling" followed by enabling scanning themes and plugins against WordPress Repo.

Then click Save Changes

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