Important: iThemes Security now requires WordPress 5.7 and PHP 7.0 or later.
New: iThemes Security gets a redesigned interface focused on making it easier to configure and find what you're looking for. Read More: https://ithemes.com/?p=64448.
New: Instantly search over everything in iThemes Security with a new instant search feature.
New: Security Tools have been grouped into their own page. "Identify Server IPs" and "Security Check Pro" can be run manually without using Debug Mode.
New: Relevant content from the Help Center, iThemes Blog, and iThemes YouTube channel is surfaced in a new Help area based on the current page. Click the "Help" button in the toolbar or the "Info" icon next to the page title to access it.
New: The settings UI is now fully responsive and works great across mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.
Enhancement: Improved keyboard and screen reader support.
Enhancement: The User Security Profile Card now supports searching for specific users and filtering by User Role.
Enhancement: The User Security Profile Card can now be used to Force password changes, force a user to lockout, and send a Two-Factor setup reminder.
Enhancement: The Banned Users Card can add multiple bans at once.
Tweak: Add a new Global setting to control "Automatically Temporarily Authorize Hosts".
Tweak: When the Global setting "Hide Security Menu in Admin Bar" is enabled, notices will no longer be printed on non-iThemes Security pages. Instead, you can access the Message Center from the Settings or Dashbaord toolbars.
Tweak: The Security Dashboard has moved back to the Security menu and is now the default page.
Tweak: Your first security dashboard will be created automatically when you visit the dashboard for the first time. Create your own by clicking the dashboard's title, then select "Create New Dashboard".
Tweak: The Database Backups module is no longer available if you have BackupBuddy installed. If this behavior isn't desired, enable the "ITSEC_ENABLE_BACKUPS" constant.
Tweak: Activating the Magic Links module now enables the feature. The extraneous "Enable Lockout Bypass" setting has been removed.
Tweak: The Geolocation API configuration used by Trusted Devices has been moved into it's own dedicated "Geolocation" module.
Removed: The following modules have been removed: 404 Detection, Away Mode, Change Content Directory, and Multisite Tweaks.
Removed: The following WordPress and System Tweaks have been removed: Remove Windows Live Writer Header, EditURI Header, Comment Spam, Mitigate Attachment File Traversal Attack, Protect Against Tabnapping, Filter Long URL Strings, Filter Non-English Characters, Filter Request Methods, Remove File Writing Permissions.
Removed: The "Backup Full Database" setting has been removed from the Backups module.
Removed: The "Require SSL", "Front End SSL Mode", and "SSL for Dashboard" settings have been removed from the SSL module.
Removed: The "Strengthen when Outdated" setting has been removed from the Version Management module.
Bug Fix: Fix fatal errors when using PHP 8.
Bug Fix: Fix infinite loop when restricting who can use App Passwords on multisite installs.
Bug Fix: Ensure the ITSEC_Setup class does not exist before trying to load it. Display schema errors on multisite in the Network Admin.
Dev Note: Modules are now based on a module.json configuration file. If you are registering custom iThemes Security module, you should update it to include a module.json file that adheres to the core/module-schema.json JSON Schema.
Dev Note: Add a WP CLI command for running tools. See "wp help itsec tool" for more information.
Dev Note: Split the Two-Factor and Dashboard module into a Core module and a Pro module. Settings for these modules are still stored in the base module.
Dev Note: The Network Brute Force module had it's folder updated to "network-brute-force" from "ipcheck".
Dev Note: New Object Oriented API for creating Password Requirements.
Dev Note: New Settings and Modules REST API endpoints.
Dev Note: New RPC REST API namespace. There is no backward compatibility promise for these API endpoints.