Apr 022019

All In One WP Security And Firewall Plugin helps you setup this great and powerful plugin which covers and protects many WordPress areas.

Last Updated: December 17, 2022

Latest News: Updated the documentation.


All In One WP Security And Firewall Plugin

WordPress is still one of the most popular CMS platforms in 2017. This also means that more hackers are going to try and break into your site. Lucky for you All In One WP Security and Firewall “AIOWPS” is here to protect your site. It has been designed and developed to protect your site from hackers and more.

All In One WP Security And Firewall Plugin is designed to help those who don’t have any knowledge of security and have no idea how to protect their site using a security plugin. For that reason the developers have added instructions and or information next to each option in the plugin settings. This allows you to read and understand more about each feature before you decide to enable that feature.

All In One WP Security & Firewall version 5.1.4 Changelog.

  • FEATURE: Add option to disable RSS and ATOM feeds.
  • FIX: The IP address blacklist manager wasn’t working.


GDPR (DSGVO) compliance

Currently the plugin developer has replied in the forum to help you with GDPR (DSGVO) compliance questions. Please check the following support threads to learn more. This could change in a future release.

  • Data Processing Agreement needed – Developer support thread reply.
  • GDPR (DSGVO) compliance – Developer support thread reply.
  • Still unclear if GDPR compliant – Developer support thread reply.
  • Another answer by the developer for the new owners of the plugin – Developer support thread reply.

 What you need:


WP Security Admin Menu

When you log into your WordPress admin panel, click on WP Security found on your left hand sidebar. You will see an admin menu as illustrated in the image below.


The following list of tutorials provides information about each admin tab. It also shows you how to set up each feature in admin. Some tabs have a number of total points you can gain if you enabled all features with a number value assigned to them. This number is added to the Dashboard Security Strength Meter after you have completed enabling your settings and saved them. The total achievable count in the meter is 525 points. However you will not reach this maximum amount because in some settings you can’t enable all features.


Note: The following image is displayed when you first install and activate the security plugin. This allows you to setup this feature or dismiss it.

If you click on Set up now button, it will add the following file “aios-bootstrap.php” to your WordPress root folder.

To revert the setup for the PHP firewall go to WP Security -> Firewall -> Advanced Settings. Then press the “Downgrade Firewall” button. Note: This will not delete the following file “aios-bootstrap.php”. 


All In One WP Security And Firewall Tutorials:

  1. Dashboard
  2. Settings = Total security strength meter 5 points
    1. AIOWPS Import/Export Settings
  3. User Accounts = Total security strength meter 20 points
  4. User login = Total security strength meter 35 points
  5. User Registration = Total security strength meter 50 points
  6. Database Security = Total security strength meter 10 points
  7. Filesystem Security = Total security strength meter 40 points
  8. Blacklist Manager = Total security strength meter 15 points
  9. Firewall Rules = Total security strength meter 135 points
  10. Brute Force = Total security strength meter 102 points
    1. Captcha Settings
  11. Spam Prevention = Total security strength meter 30 points + 10 more points when BuddyPress and bbPress is installed and activated.
  12. Scanner = Total security strength meter 20 points
  13. Maintenance
  14. Miscellaneous
  15. Two Factor Auth Settings
  16. Delete Spam
  17. Pingback Protection Settings
  18. Custom Rules
  19. Allow Unlock Request
  20. Remove All In One WP Security Database Tables
  21. How To Reset AIOWPS Plugin
  22. AIOWPS And WooCommerce Captcha Settings
  23. Test New Users Registration AIOWPS
  24. Troubleshooting
  25. FAQ

Multisite Functionality


I hope the above information helps you to protect your website.

If you have any questions or need some help, you can leave a message or get in contact with me via my contact form above.


I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in wordpress.org forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

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