WordPress is the most popular, open source, CMS used for websites and blogs. Due to its popularity and open source, community built plugins, WordPress is a big target for hackers and cyber-attacks.
In this blog post we will discuss the best WordPress website security plugins that we have hands on experience of.
The Google Authenticator plugin allows you to setup two factor authentications, for logging into your WordPress website dashboard. The Google Authenticator plugin uses SMS text messages or voice calls to generate security codes. If you have an android phone, iPhone or blackberry this can all be done via an app.
After entering your username and password you will be prompted to enter the security code. The video below outlines how you can install the Google Authenticator WordPress plugin, step by step. You can learn more about the Google Authenticator on the plugin authors page.
The all in one WP security & firewall plugin is one of the most popular and highly rated WordPress security plugins available. The plugin comes with a user-friendly interface, making it easy for the less technical to navigate. Regular updates to the plugin help ensure that your websites security isn’t lagging behind.
The plugin helps to protect against brute force login attacks and spam. If a user is making numerous failed login attempts, the plugin will block their IP address, so they can no longer try and gain access. It also helps to secure user accounts, databases and files. You can learn more about the ‘All in one WP security & firewall” on the plugin authors page.
The Wordfence security plugin has + 1 million installs and an average rating of 4.5/5 stars. This makes it one of the most popular and highly rated WordPress security plugins. The plugin covers security scans, IP blocking, login security and firewalls.
When setting up Wordfence, the plugin will carry out an in-depth scan of all the websites files and source code to detect any infections that may already be in place. For more information on Wordfence please visit the plugin authors page.
The bullet proof security plugin is one of the easiest and fastest security plugins, with its one-click setup wizard. The plugin also comes with a manual setup option, for more advanced users.
The plugin secures your website against RFI, CRCF, SQL injection and code injection attacks. You can even setup the plugin to email you if it detects any malicious activity. To learn more about the bullet proof security plugin please visit the authors page.