WordPress Development is achieving more and more popularity day by day as the count of its users is getting increased at unbelievable pace. So if you are also one of those WordPress lovers and are using it on your website or blog then this article is a must read for you as it deals with security of your site.
When your website start gaining popularity, then it is most likely to get attention of hackers. Hackers can really prove a big threat to your site by using it for illegal activities, stealing data from your computers, injecting viruses to your visitors’ sites and a lot more. Such sites are even blocked by Google as every time a user try to open such websites a warning message is shown to the user saying “the site can be dangerous for your computer”. So it is worth paying attention to security of your blog or website.
The good thing about WordPress enabled sites is that WordPress provides a vast collection of security measures in forms of plug-ins. Here is the list of the best security plug-ins of WordPress that are going to boost the security level of your blog or website to make it out of reach of hackers.
Top 7 WordPress Security Plug-ins
1. Admin Log
AdminLog avails you facility to have full information about your admin panel. It stores information like who have accessed your admin panel, at what time and what areas he have surfed and related activities.
Are you aware of what techniques generally hackers use to get access to your account? They actually try a number of combinations of different passwords until they get the account access. If you are not aware of WordPress’ default values then let me tell you that initially WordPress provides facility of unlimited attempts to login in an account and hackers take advantage of it. However WordPress came up with the solution with Limit Login Attempts Plug-in. This plug-in allows to set a limit on number of login attempts.
This Plug-in will raise your site’s security to a great level against virus and malware attacks. You can use it to scan your WordPress templates and can get regular updates regarding any malwares or virus activity to your email address directly.
This Theme checker plug-in provides provision to search for harmful or corrupted parts in the code of any WordPress theme you have downloaded. Also it returns you the path of the file, information about corrupted code by showing some part of corrupted code and the line number as well.
This is again a very vital security measure while dealing with your blog or site’s security. Anytime any user from same IP address tries to login to your site with wrong credentials again and again then after a pre-defined number of login attempts the further signing-in access is revoked for that particular IP. Also the plug-in stores the IP address and the time details for that particular IP.
6Scan Security is one of the best security plug-in offered by WordPress to get protection against hacking attacks. This plug-in keeps searching for security breaches and also provides automatic fixing of the issues. This plug-in facilitates your site with free scanning which will look for security breaches and will suggest you directions to fix them.
This WordPress Security Plug-in search for and solve following security issues automatically:
- Hard SQL Injection
- Inner Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
- CSRF for WordPress
- Several DoS conditions
- Directory traversal in Backend
- Remote file inclusion in php files
7. WP DB BackUp
If you are looking for securing your database information then this plug-in is the most obvious choice for you. Using it you can create backup of your blog’s database tables and can save other important tables as well in a single Data Base.
So don’t play with your site’ security anymore. Choose the best security plug-ins as per your requirement and enjoy relaxation from security point of view.
Your suggestions are always welcomed. Please share with me other WordPress security plug-ins you think can prove of great use. Thank you.