Top 5 Security Plugins to Secure WordPress Websites


Wordpress is one of the popular CMS available. It is flexible because of add-ons like plugins can be incorporated into the website. Read about top 5 security plugins for wordpress websites.

WordPress is a widely-used platform for crafting professional, dynamic and interactive websites, without any technical know-how. Millions of people are using this content management system to flourish a unique place in the web world.
But this popularity has turned out to be the drawback for WordPress site owners because most of the hackers and spammers target websites powered by WordPress. They are invariably finding out the ways to gain access to harm your site.
Therefore, it is important for every website owner to strengthen the security of their sites by integrating powerful WordPress security plugins. With these plugins, you can check and tighten the security of your site against hackers and unwanted malicious activities.

By keeping this topic in mind, we bring you the collection of top five WordPress plugins that will reinforce the security of your site with ease.

Here is the list of 5 WordPress security plugins:

1. All In One WP Security & Firewall


All in One WP Security & Firewall is a free, user-friendly and an extensive security plugin for WordPress websites. Although, WordPress is a secure CMS platform, still it needs several security improvisations.
This plugin protects your site by deliberately checking malicious activities and vulnerabilities and then implement the cutting-edge techniques and security measures.
To an addition, All in One WP Security & Firewall plugin comes with three security levels. It also provides incredible Brute Force login attack feature, so it will restrict the users who are trying to access your site with an unlimited number of login attempt. You can see the list of all blocked users.
On the top, it comes with a robust Security strength meter to give you complete information about your site's security. And the plugin will alert you if your WP file has changed, so that you can immediately block them with a single click.
So, this is an amazing option for those people who are looking for an affordable and powerful security plugin for their WordPress site.

2. Wordfence Security


The Wordfence WordPress security is a free and robust enterprise-class security plugin that protects your site from hackers and various malicious activities.
It is also a performance-driven plugin that will drastically enhance the speed of your site in minutes. It also scans your site to check for any infection. After completing the scanning, Wordfence can protect your site from future attacks.
Moreover, it includes the caching features that will increase your WordPress site speed up to 50 times faster. Wordfence also offers a source code verification feature, in which you can use the plugin to scan some open source themes and plugins that you have installed on your site.
Note: Wordfence plugins also comes in a premium version that will provide you various advanced features that will give more protection and support to your site.

3. BulletProof Security Pro


BulletProof Security Pro is a complete security suite that will protect your site from hackers and spammers.
It secures your "wp-admin" folder and Root site folder within a single click. With this plugin, you can secure your site against all Base64, SQL, RFI, CSRF, XSS injection hacking trails.
BulletProof security also comes with a maintenance features that will let you add a "503 under maintenance" page while you can keep working on your site. It is a fully-automated WordPress plugin that will provide self-healing, self-configuring and self-repairing features to its end users.
Essentially, it provides hacker and spam protection for a one-time fee with Zero recurring payments and unlimited installations.

4. Sucuri Security


The Sucuri is a free yet powerful WordPress security plugin that offers a toolset for security integrity monitoring, security hardening, and malware detection.
With this plugin, you can secure your sites from multiple security threats such as spam, malware attacks, unauthorized .htaccess and a lot more.
To an addition, Sucuri security comes with various top-class features, including:
  • Security Activity Auditing
  • File integrity monitoring
  • Remote malware scanning
  • Blacklist monitoring
  • Post-Hack security actions
  • Effective security hardening
  • Security notifications and much more.

This is a free WordPress security plugin that offers you tons of free tools and advanced features that will help you in strengthening the security of your site.

5. iThemes Security


iThemes Security is considered to be the leading security plugin for WordPress. It provides more than 30 effective ways to secure your site from hackers and other security vulnerabilities.
It works by hiding important areas of your site to protect your site from brute-force login attempts and other malicious activities.
Plus, iThemes security lets you fix common bugs, restrict automated attacks and strengthen the user credentials.

Conclusion


We mentioned the five most powerful WordPress security plugins that will definitely protect and strengthen the security of your site in minutes.

Author Bio: Lucy Barret is an experienced Wordpress developer who works for HireWPGeeks - Developing WordPress themes from Photoshop file. She is an expert in converting PSD design to Wordpress theme with over 5 years of experience. You can even follow her company i.e., HireWPGeeks on Facebook.


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