Get the popular iThemes Security plugin features – without paying $80 annual *rent*.


Honest and common-sense alternatives to paid iThemes Security Pro plugin.

Inspired by the popular plugin iThemes Security.

iThemes Security plugin adds 36 milliseconds of global site drag. That’s a common problem with popular plugins where every page and post of your site slows down. But the bigger problem the plugin causes is hosting account warnings that you’ve exceeded your server resource limits. That can get your site shutdown. Zero speed!

You can get the same website protection functions for free with standalone plugins – and produce even better results.

iThemes Security Pro premium has an $80-annual, blogger-class, *rental* fee. Don’t get locked in for recurring annual-renewal plugins. Save your money.

NOTE: If you’re using free WordFence Security plugin, it slows down your site by 545 milliseconds on every page and post. Even worse!

The POLICE.ME ebook contains honest and common-sense free alternatives to the premium iThemes Security plugin. Get mobile WordPress speed!

What are Speed Alternatives?
PagePipe Speed Alternatives are ebook-only guides to essential page-speed fundamentals, speed techniques, or deep obsessions on a single aspect of WordPress plugins. Whatever the report, you’re only a quick read away from learning vital, practical know-how for faster mobile speed. Popular plugins are usually the heaviest loading. You get alternatives for better speed.

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Our “POLICE.ME” report is 1,183 words.
PDF: 11 pages, 8.5×11 inch, 1.5MB.



  • iThemes Security Pro full-feature plugin is expensive. You can save hundreds of dollars over time using alternatives.
  • Easily add iThemes Security features to your website with just five free, WordPress-archived plugins. Combined, they only take 8 milliseconds to load.
  • Non-premium, open-source, free plugin alternatives compared to “rental” plugins are a cost-cutting factor.
  • Secure and protect your website.

About the Author

Steve Teare
Steve Teare, Performance Engineer

Steve Teare researches WordPress plugin speed techniques and methods. Steve’s most valued super-power is creativity.

Site owners need education. Not how to make nice-looking sites. But how not to abuse and ruin WordPress – and thus the Internet itself. Steve’s mission: save the Internet from the approaching WordPress Apocalypse!

Steve’s passion is balancing the perception of speed with color and images. Building for speed stops mobile website abuse. Performance is not just an afterthought, bake it in from the start.

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Speed Alternatives
Speed-mastery for WordPress power users.

Twin Θ Replica Θ Knockoff Θ Imitation Θ Duplicate Θ Copy Θ Identical Θ Lookalike

We reverse-engineer premium and popular plugins. We discover ways to duplicate their main features. We use a blend of discrete, free, copycat plugins. These lightweight – sometimes esoteric – alternatives won’t slow down your website.

Get speed tips and instructions. You’re buying our knowledge and expertise. Links to plugins are included for your convenience and backup. All open-source plugin downloads are the property of their original authors and protected by GPL licenses. They are endorsed and available from the WordPress plugin directory. We don’t provide plugins or support. But we do answer email speed questions for 30 days after purchase.


iThemes Security Pro is a trademark of iThemes Media LLC.

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