WordPress is the world’s most popular and powerful blogging platform. But since last few years it is slowly becoming one of the most popular CMS ( content management system ). So today not only blogger but tens of thousands of e-commerce websites, business portfolio sites and other professional corporate services are using WP to power them
And just because of its popularity we need some powerful and best wordpress security plugin to help protect, monitor and manage our websites. But there is one big problem. There are hundreds of addons available on web and you can use them all.
Best WordPress Security Plugins
So inorder to help you all, below I am listing out few of the addons which have been developed to protect you and your site from any further malicious users. You can just trust them, and once you gain confidence that your blog is completely protected, you may uninstall them.
Why ? : Since they eat up your resources ( Increase Website Speed : 5 Ultimate Tips ).
Some of their most common features :
- Compatibility with latest WordPress update.
- Best for scanning base64 encryption.
- Few of them have capability to protect and create .htacess files ( also to change the permission of directory or folder ).
- Sends you daily report.
- Protect you from Brute force attacks.
Below I will be providing five different plugin and finally in the last I will reveal the one which we are using to secure our blog.
Jumpple is free website monitoring service which help you to keep a close track on your site’s activities. It can provide you with notification warning if anything is going to happen wrong or if anything is going wrong.
Actually its really easy to set up. You have to first install it. Then you have to create your account with their service, have to verify you account and finally setup the notifications. And you are ready to go.
Few of its outstanding features are listed below.
- Options for 5 different notification support system.
- Keeps your readers, visitors safe through security seal.
- Live monitoring of comments, posts, articles, other content files.
- Power to even scan the social activities.
- Manage different campaigns and also get specialized security for e-commerce websites.
And there are lots of other options. In simple terms it’s the easiest way to manage and secure your online presence.Download
Better WP Security
Its one of the most advance security plugin for wordpress. It performs almost every task of monitoring, scanning and defending. And the best part is that it doesn’t conflict with the functionality of any other plugin or theme.
Actually there are certain points which we have to consider while installing our new wordpress. For example changing the admin name, table prefix etc. But most of the new users don’t know about them and they perform their installation as usual.
This addon plugin takes control of such places and also protect the most sensitive areas like login pages. It also helps in hiding the directory files from the outsider. It enforces the HTTPS connection for admin and login pages ( if you server provides the shared SSL for free : like mine ).
Important features in short :
- Changes the directory access route.
- Enforce HTTPS ( secured connection ).
- Changes the database table prefix : usually it is wp_.
- Removes the ability to login in the specified time.
- Compatible with multi-site.
- Scans for the bots who check you site for vulnerabilities.
- Scans your website and instantly tells you the problematic areas.
- Automatically create database backups and email them to administrator.
- Removes windows live writer meta data from the header.
- Hides the style-sheet location.
- Hides the meta tags from readers.
Problem : If you are on shared hosting and don’t have memory allocation limit more than 64 MB, then don’t run this. Its requires maximum of 128 MB for performing certain tasks.Download
Do you need a lightweight, easy to use and yet very powerful addon to keep your website protected from hackers and other malicious users, then try this amazing bulletproof wordpress plugin.
It offers a whole set of different features and advanced options to control and protect your site. From backup to status check, different modes to custom editing of codes.
Its fantastic features are :
- It does all to prevent any unauthorized access to master files.
Since you know that .htacess files are loaded first ( header ), so if we prevent and add all major defending function here..no one will ever be able to hack you site.
- It defends sql injection, base64, xss, rfi etc..
- It also have functionality to activate the maintenance mode ( HTTP 503 request ) with just one click. It is usually suggested by google.
- It gives complete system resources analysis, DNS status, IP, memory usage and others.
- With bulletproof security you can also protect the php.ini, and other php files with the htacess file.
- It also allows you to add the custom file permissions.
- You also have control to create, modify and delete the master access files.
- It has built-in file editing, uploading and restoring functionality.
Overall I will suggest every blogger, webmaster and online business owner to use it. It also provides with a vast guide and I will suggest to follow the instruction as provided. If you have good knowledge about database and php files, then you may set your own required settings. It also have one premium edition with tons og more options.Download
One simple solution to handle your blog or website security seamlessly. It also offers some of the enterprise like powerful features which let your perform few of the advance settings.
It includes firewall, antivirus, real-time scanning system, Geo location tagging and many more. This wordpress security plugin can also help you in repairing your WP core, themes, other addons even if you don’t have any backup. It is also multisite compatible.
Few of its outstanding functionality :
- It’s completely free.
- Compatible with your multiple author website.
- Scan over 44,000 different threat signatures.
- Scan for backdoor like : sniper, predator, jackal, GFS, Dive and many more ( I haven’t heard many of them ever ).
- Real time scanning for phishing URLs, and all the URLs on google itself.
- Monitor your DNS activities.
- Real time scan on disk for DDos attacks.
- Best support from their online forum..
- Have firewall to prevent any kind of IP, website, bots etc.
- Scan for users activity, their username and passwords.
It also offers the premium version, which provide admins with more varsatile control on their website. If you have really big sites, or online business, then its best for you.Download
BAW More Secure Login
You must know that your login and admin page are the most weak pages on your site. They can be easily hacked, and they are the only required access page to your entire directory. So it’s really import to make these pages as strong as possible.
Few of its features :
- This plugin implements the ” MSL Secure Card “.
- This card will be generated just below the password field.
- There is total of 64 codes and each containing 4 characters.
- Every new registered user or old user have to note down the codes.
- Now even if your users and subscribers know the password, but don’t know the code then will not be able to login.
- Since every user have their own unique code, so no one can login without complete required details..
This system will introduce the two-step authentication. Remember that the codes generated are required to be printed out. It’s really necessary. So if you are the admin, and lost your card, you will be not able to use admin page.Download
WP Security Scan
WordPress security scan is easy and proactive addon which helps to scan and protect the root directories from non admin users. It perfroms some basic but really important scanning process to find any kind of vulnerabilities which might become a cause for your website hack.
Its features are list below.
- It check each and every file and folder permission.
- Keeps you databse safe, since its where everything is saved.
- Helps to hide the WP version from authors and members who have acess to your admin panel and also from visitors.
- Helps to set the perfect and hard passwords.
- Helps to keep your administration page safe with predefined sets.
- It also removes the WP Generator META tags.
Overall its essentail for everyone, atleast you should use it once a week or in a month.Download
For all of our websites we use better wordpress security plugin. Its feature rich, powerful and offers plenty of custom settings to keep our network safe from malicious users. All your suggestions and comment are welcome.