SolidWP Security Pro is a security plugin that offers quite a number of features. The product used to be called ‘iThemes Security Pro’ and internally, the code still refers to that name.
These days, the product is all grown up and includes a huge number of security features that make it competitive with other security plugins.
We are able to integrate it cleanly into WPCloudDeploy because it offers a comprehensive WP-CLI interface.
And, the pricing is pretty reasonable, especially for agencies – 25 sites is $399 per year (less than $20 per site per year). Compare that to something like WordFence where 25 sites will cost you north of $2300.
Solid Security Pro includes all the features you would expect in a modern security Plugin:
Before you can use SolidWP Security Pro with WPCloudDeploy you need to add three pieces of information to the global settings:
To add SolidWP Security Pro to an existing site:
After a while you should get a success message.
You can automatically add SolidWP Security Pro to all new sites as follows:
Now, every time you create a new site SolidWP Security Pro will automatically be activated and licensed for it.
A few things to keep in mind:
You can enable SolidWP Security Pro for any site that uses a site package. Just go to the Site Package (or Product Package) screen and enable the SolidWP Security Option.
This is best used in a SaaS and template sites. The idea is that you would have configured SolidWP Security Pro in the template site and deactivated the plugin there. Then, on new tenant/customer sites it will be activated and licensed for that domain.
If you have a lot of existing sites that are part of a SaaS, you can push out an update to them that automatically enables SolidWP Security Pro.
Just go to the Site Update Packages screen and enable the SolidWP Security option there:
This is most useful if you have a set of existing sites to which you need to add SolidWP Security. But you’ll still need to log in and configure each site individually if they’ve never been configured on those sites before.
This integration is with the SOLIDWP SECURITY PRO plugin – not the free plugin. The special sauce here is the automatic licensing and integration with the SolidWP license/SaaS dashboard. Without the license the plugin will not receive updates or the latest security signatures for use with the scanner.
If you’d like to use the free plugin you can use SITE PACKAGES to automatically add it to new sites or SITE UPDATE PLANS to push it to existing sites – no license key is necessary for it.
We would like to mention that a security plugin is no a panacea for good security practices. Good security is done in layers – by the time traffic hits your site, most of the bad stuff should already be filtered out by a proxy such as CloudFlare, a server level firewall such as UFW and a web-server level firewall such as the 7G firewall.