My 7 Favorite and Effective Plugins For Securing Your WordPress Blog

The WordPress platform is a wonderful and easy to use CMS platform and it is currently the number CMS/blogging Platform in the world, but it is sad to know that it has lots of security vulnerable points that can be exploited by hackers. In other to avoid being hacked, you need to ensure that you apply basic security measures of securing your WordPress blog and this have been made easy with the help of ever generous WordPress security Plugins developers who have discovered various loopholes and have created lots of Plugins to fill this loopholes.

I will strongly advice you that you should not joke with the security of your WordPress blog because your blog is probably the hub of your online business. But if you are not careful, your blog may get hacked and you may lose access to your blog or probably lose your blog files (such as posts and images).

I don’t ever wish to see this happen because it is not fun to see months or years of hard-work disappear. Fortunately for you, there are lots of WordPress securities Plugins for fixing most of the security vulnerabilities, but I will be sharing with you My 7 Favorite and Effective WordPress Security Plugins.

1.          BulletProof Security

BulletProof Security protects your WordPress website against XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking attempts. One-click .htaccess WordPress security protection. Protects wp-config.php, bb-config.php, php.ini, php5.ini, install.php and readme.html with .htaccess security protection.

The BulletProof Security Plugin is easy to Install and it does the whole job of securing your blog without any hassle.

2.           WordPress Firewall 2

The WordPress Firewall Plugins investigates web requests with simple, WordPress-specific heuristics, to identify and stop the most obvious attacks. There are a few powerful, generic modules that do this; but they’re not always installed on web servers, and usually difficult to configure.

This Plugins will intelligently white-lists and blacklists pathological-looking phrases, based on which field they appear within, in a page request (unknown/numeric parameters vs. known post bodies, comment bodies, etc.).

3.             Secure WordPress

The Secure WordPress Plugins beefs up the security of your WordPress installation by removing error information on login pages, adds index.html to Plugins directories, hides the WordPress version and much more.

  1. Removes error-information on login-page
  2. Adds index.php Plugins-directory (virtual)
  3. Removes the wp-version, except in admin-area
  4. Removes Really Simple Discovery
  5. Removes Windows Live Writer and so on……………………..

This Plugins is quite handy and it does a lot of security optimization. You should check it out.

4.               Login LockDown

The LoginLockdown Plugin Limits the number of login attempts from a given IP range within a certain time period. Login LockDown records the IP address and timestamp of every failed login attempt. If more than a certain number of attempts are detected within a short period of time from the same IP range, then the login function is disabled for all requests from that range. This helps to prevent brute force password discovery.

This Plugins is very important for your blog; it really helps a lot in terms of securing your WordPress blog.

5.              Limit Login Attempts

The Limit Login Plugins is similar to the above mentioned one, but it is a bit different from the Login Lockdown Plugins. The limit Login Attempts Plugins will Limit the number of login attempts possible both through normal login as well as using auth cookies.

Features

  • Limit the number of retry attempts when logging in (for each IP). Fully customizable
  • Limit the number of attempts to log in using auth cookies in same way
  • Informs user about remaining retries or lockout time on login page

6.                WP Security Scan

The WP Security Scan checks your WordPress website/blog for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions such as:

  1. Passwords
  2. File permissions
  3. Database security
  4. Version hiding
  5. WordPress admin protection/security
  6. Removes WP Generator META tag from core code

7.                     Ultimate Security Checker

I intentional save this Plugins for the last slot, because the ultimate security checker is one of my most loved security Plugins. I make use of this Plugins on all of my blogs including Josylad dot Com. The Ultimate Security Checker helps you identify security problems with your WordPress installation. It scans your blog and gives a security grade based on passed tests.

This Security Plugins will scan every nook and cranny of your blog and give you a step by step easy guide on how to fix these security vulnerabilities. This is one security Plugins you must have.

Here are my 7 favorite WordPress security Plugins that you can use to secure your WordPress blogs. Do you have any other security Plugins that you use? Kindly share them with us in the comment section.

 

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the list of plugins. I’ll try incorporating some of them on my blog too. May I also add that in these times where SEO and Google Algorithms are changing, I’m having doubts if it’s still worth to maintain a blog ?

  2. LoginLockdown is my favorite..

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