Top 10 WordPress security plugins

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WordPress has truly revolutionized the world of blogging and undoubtedly it is widely being used by most of the bloggers around the globe due to its simplicity and useful features. Although WordPress provides a very secure platform for the bloggers yet security of the website is the prime concern for them. There is always a chance of a website getting hacked and its content getting altered. So here we present you with the best security plugins that could help to secure your website in all possible ways. Here is the top ten list of the WordPress security plugins-

  1. Security Ninja

    Security Ninja
    Security Ninja

    Security Ninja is a great security tool developed by Web Factory Ltd. It offers more than fifty tests in just one click. You can easily check your website for vulnerability, loopholes and other security issues in a single blow. Most interestingly this plugin brings no change to your website and you have it under your control. You can use the features like brute-force attack on user accounts to test password strength, numerous installation parameters tests, file permissions, version hiding, 0-day exploits tests, debug and auto-update modes tests, database configuration tests, Apache and P.H.P related tests, WordPress options tests. The plugin is regularly updated which boosts up its performance.

  2. WP Security Audit Log

    WP Security Audit Log

    WP Security Audit Log consider themselves as the number one WordPress monitoring and Audit Trail plugin. You can keep track all the activity on your WordPress and WordPress multi-site to ease troubleshooting and identify WordPress security issues to avoid getting hacked. You can get all the information about your users like when they Login or Logout or even what kind of content they post on your website. If you extend the functionality of the plugin you can get the instant notifications of changes in WordPress activity via Email.

  3. Antivirus for WordPress

    Antivirus for WordPress Antivirus for WordPress developed by the pluginkollektiv is an essential tool when it comes to security of your website. It protects your website from malicious attacks, exploits and spam injections. Even if the your WordPress is infected, the plugin allows you to take immediate actions and solve the issue uprooting it completely.  It has a whole lot of features including Virus alert in the admin bar, Cleaning up after plugin removal, Translations into many languages​​, Daily scan with email notifications, Database tables and theme templates checks, WordPress 3.x ready: both visually and technically, White-list solution: Mark suspected cases as “no virus”Manual check of template files with alerts on suspected cases, Optional: Google Safe Browsing for malware and phishing monitoring.

  4. Bullet-Proof Security Pro

    Bullet-Proof Security Pro
    Bullet-Proof Security Pro

    Bullet-Proof Security Pro has a track record of more than thirty thousand installations on various websites. It is a fact that it is being loved by the various bloggers altogether. The plugin protects your website files and database with multiple overlapping outer and inner layers of website security protection. The most powerful innermost countermeasure website security layer is Auto-Restore Quarantine Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (ARQ IDPS). Apart from that the plugin completely eliminates all the spam-bot registrations, spam-bot logins and spam bot comments on your website.

  5. Acunetix WP Security

    Acunetix WP Security
    Acunetix WP Security

    Acunetix WP Security plugin is a free WordPress tool which provides corrective measures for securing file permissions, security of the database, version hiding and
    WordPress admin protection. It contains a live traffic tool to monitor your website activity in real time. Apart from this it also provides an Integrated tool to change the database prefix, Disabling of database error reporting (if enabled) and Disabling of PHP error reporting. It is also quite helpful in hiding of WP-version in back-end-dashboard for non-admins and removal of version in URLs from scripts and style-sheets only on front-end.

  6. WP-DBManager


    WP-DBManager is a security plugin developed by Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan to help to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. It supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database too. It is great tool for the maintenance of the database but handsome knowledge of MySQL is required in order to properly use this plkugin.

  7. iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

    iThemes Security

    iThemes Security provides more than thirty ways to secure and protect your WordPress site. It works to lock down WordPress, fix common holes, stop automated attacks and strengthen user credentials. The developers also claim that with advanced features for experienced users, the WordPress security plugin can help harden WordPress. The iThemes Security takes brute force attack protection to the next level by banning users who have tried to break into other sites from breaking into yours. The iThemes Brute Force Attack Protection Network will automatically report IP addresses of failed login attempts and will block them for a length of time necessary to protect your site based on the number of sites that have seen a similar attack.

  8. Wordfence Security

    Wordfence Security
    Wordfence Security

    Wordfence are one of the pioneers when it comes all the way down to WordPress security. It is powered by the constantly updated Threat Defense Feed and the Web Application Firewall stops your website from getting hacked. It also offers a Premium API key that gives you the Premium Support, Country Blocking, Scheduled Scans, Password Auditing, real-time updates to the Threat Defense Feed, two-factor authentication, and even your website is checked against Spamvertize.

  9. WP Antivirus Site Protection

    WP Antivirus Site Protection
    WP Antivirus Site Protection provides this amazing security tool capable of  preventing and removing malicious viruses and suspicious codes. It can detect backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, fraudtools, adware, spyware, hidden links, redirection and etc. It not only scans theme files rather it scans and analyzes all the files of your WordPress website including theme files, all the files of the plugins, files in upload folder and much more.

  10. Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening


    Sucuri Inc is always inclined to bring out the best security solutions for their users. The plugin provides Security Activity Audit Logging, File Integrity Monitoring, Remote Malware Scanning, Blacklist Monitoring, Effective Security Hardening, Post-Hack Security Actions and Security Notifications. This plugin ensures that an attacker is not able to wipe your forensic data and prevent further security analysis after a compromise. If an attacker is able to bypass your security controls, your security logs will be kept safe within
    the Sucuri Security Operations Center (SOC).

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Rishabh Rajvanshi

Rishabh, with six years of experience in the newspaper industry, has co-founded The TeCake in 2013. Apart from writing and editing articles on Technology at The TeCake, he also contributes to other esteemed newspapers.

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