How To Secure Your WordPress Website
WordPress is very widely used. This blogging and website engine is being used by millions of people around the word. WordPress is very secure by itself but with every site you build, there are going to be security risk and issues. Hackers are taking interest in breaking the security of the websites and blogs in order to hack all information/data. There is no way to around this, it is going to happen. What we can do is to be ready for it and take action.
Here is a list of some security plugins the you can use on your website powered by WordPress :
Login Security – Help keep your login and password safe
Login Security Solution
Security against brute force attacks by tracking IP, name, password; requiring very strong passwords. Idle timeout. Maintenance mode lockdown.
Limit Login Attempts
Limit rate of login attempts, including by way of cookies, for each IP. Fully customizable. This plugin able to inform the user the remaining retries on login page. It also handles server behind reverse proxy.
Database – Help ensure you database doesn’t get hacked
This security plugin allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database.
BackUpWordPress will back up your entire site including your database and all your files on a schedule that suits you. This plugin is very easy to used, it doesn’t required setup.
Firewall and Antivirus – Help limit any attacks
WP Security Scan
Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities. It suggests necessary actions like passwords, file permissions, database security, version hiding, WP admin protection, and removes WP Generator META tag from core code.
This plugin will scan your theme templates for malicious injections automatically and everyday. It easy and safe tool to protect your site against malware and spam injection.
Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security plugin that includes a firewall, virus scanning, real-time traffic with geolocation and more. It is the only wordpress security plugin that can verify and repair you core, theme and plugin files even if you don’t have backup.
Search the files and database of your WordPress install for signs that may indicate that it has fallen victim to malicious hackers. It scans the files on your websites, and the post and comments table of you database for anything suspicious.
BulletProof Security protects your WordPress website against XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking attempts. This plugin design to be fast and simple, one click security plugin.
Other Great Options
This plugin eliminate or replace your wp-version and database-version on easy way, also on Feed and style- and script-urls.
Spam Free WordPress
Spam Free WordPress is a comment spam blocking plugin that blocks automated spam with zero false positives. This is a comment spam fighting plugin that could handle huge visitor traffic(if you are using pro version).
Better WP Security
Better WP Security takes the best WordPress security features and techniques combined in a single plugin ensuring that as many security holes as possible are patched without having trouble about conflicting features or the possibility of missing anything on your site.
Ultimate Security Checker
This plugin helps you identify security problems with your wordpress installation. It scans your blog and give a security grade based on passed tests. Calculation of a letter grade based on how protected your blog is.