iThemes Security Dashboard

The iThemes Security Dashboard utilizes Security Cards to organize all your security activity in a more digestible way. Security Cards break the info from the logs down to easy-to-consume bite-sized nuggets of data.

How to Enable the Security Dashboard

NoteSecurity Dashboard Requirements: iThemes Security Pro version 5.6.0 and WordPress 5.0 or later.

After updating to iThemes Security 7.0, you will see that the Security Dashboard module has been updated. You can enable the dashboard during the onboarding process. You can also choose which user groups get to see the dashboard by Toggling on the switch in your User Groups.


Once you’ve enabled the dashboard, you can view it in your WordPress Admin menu.

Next, you can create a new dashboard using the iThemes Security default dashboard or create one from scratch. Enter a name for your board and then click the Create Board button.

Security Dashboard Overview


Card Name


1. Security Dashboard Management & Sharing

Change/create a new dashboard or share one.

2. User Security Profile

See the security profile of specific users.

3. User Security Profiles

Check the security profile for overall users. 

4. Bans Overview

See an overview of 404s, Login Attempts, Login Attempts w/ admin, and reCaptcha bans over the past 30 days.

5. Updates Summary

Display the number of WordPress, plugin, and theme updates over a specific time

6. Brute Force Attacks

A graph of the overall number of brute force attacks.

7. Banned Users

Add or remove specific IP addresses from accessing the site straight from the dashboard. You can also add, edit, and delete notes with each blocked IP.


Moving the Security Cards

Move a security card by dragging and dropping it to the desired location.

Adjusting the Size of the Security Cards

To change the size of a card, click the slider icon and drag your mouse until it is the desired size.

Note: Most of the card's size can be adjusted horizontally and vertically, but some are limited to horizontal adjustments.

Banned Users 

Add or remove specific IP addresses from accessing the site straight from the dashboard. You can also add, edit, and delete notes with each blocked IP. 


Sharing is Caring

Once you have completed your dashboard, you can share your perfection with other users in 3 steps.

  1. Click the Share Dashboard button.
  2. Choose the User or User Role.
  3. Click the Share button

Now the User or Users will have access to the dashboard the next time they log in.

Security Dashboard Settings

The Security Dashboard includes a helpful setting so you can remove a user's ability to view or create dashboards. This is helpful if you are a site builder/manager and wish to set up a Security Dashboard for your clients, but not let clients create their own.


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