WordPress is undoubtedly the best and most popular open source blogging platform by which you can build your website/blog in few minutes. More than 65% of the total websites available online are on the word press. Word press is the most popular platform among the hackers and scammers.
The vulnerabilities present in this open source tool is reason of frequent hacking attacks on word press sites. It is always suggested to keep your word press site safe and secure from the hackers. There is plenty of plug-ins available to keep your word press site safe and secure. These plug-in will help to overcome to security flaws or weakness with your word press site. In this article I’ll be going to share few security plug-ins for word press sites.
WP Security Scan
WP Security Scan is a plug-in that will let you scan your word press and advice you to tweak the unsecured areas by which you can keep your website safe and secure. You will get security vulnerabilities like passwords, database security, file permission, admin security etc which affect your website’s security. It will suggest you corrective actions also to remove your vulnerabilities. It will also let you monitors your blog or website malware activities. This plug-in is developed by the websitedefender.com.
Bullet Proof Security
This plug-in will protect your WordPress site against XSS, RFI, CRFL, Code Injection and hacking attempts. There is no manual configuration required for Bulletproof security plugin. It will let you activate .htaccess website security form your dashboard. You can backup your .htaccess file by the help of Bullet Proof Security plug-in.
LockerPress Wordpres Security
LockerPress WordPress security will help you to protect your site against hacking activities. It will protect your site from bots attack and manual attack as well. It will be a great plug-in to secure your website no matter you have a big website or a small one. You can set email notification for failed login attempts. You can also enable HTTP authentication.
WordPress Database Backup
WordPress database backup will let you backup your website database. It will let you back your core WordPress tables as well as the other tables in the same database. Make sure you backup your site data manually before using this plug-in.
Better WP Security
It is the most popular and the most recommended security plug-in to keep your website safe and secure. You will get many amazing features and techniques combined in this single plug-in. It will reduce the vulnerabilities in your website by which you can deal safely with the hacking attacks. It will let you remove Meta generator tag, change the dashboard URL. You can remove the update notifications from your site’s subscribers and editors. You can also change the WP-content path by the help of this plug-in.
These were some hot plug-ins that will help you to keep your WordPress site safe and secure from the malware and hacking activity. These plug-ins can reduce the chances of getting hacked but still you need to work manually to make your website more secure, as no one can afford to lose his/her online property. You should use optimum number of plug-ins so that you can reduce the loads on server.
Guest post by: Tim Wilson works as content manager for HostPapa, a web hosting Canada company serving over 100,000 customers. Since launching in 2006, HostPapa has offered reliable, budget-friendly, easy-to-use Canadian web hosting solutions for small to medium-sized businesses.