Today, I plan to share a few plugins to help you website owners to secure your website. Security is a hot topic to all WordPress users, some WordPress users are not security experts but we all want to do what we can do to protect our sites.
Below are some of the most used security plugins, you must be aware that each of these plugins has settings configuration that requires security knowledge.
iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) gives you over 30+ ways to secure and protect your WordPress site. On average, 30,000 new websites are hacked each day. WordPress sites can be an easy target for attacks because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords and obsolete software.
Wordfence Security is 100% free and open-source security software supported by a large team dedicated exclusively to WordPress security. The Wordfence WordPress Security plugin protects approximately 1 million active WordPress websites. Wordfence has been downloaded more than 10 million times, and is consistently one of the top plugins for WordPress on WordPress.org.
If you run a WordPress blog and multi-user accessing your admin dashboard, your site could me more vulnerable to security threats. You can use a plugin like Force Strong Passwords for your users if you want to make sure that whatever passwords they use are secure.
With Force Strong Passwords activated, strong passwords are enforced for users with
edit_published_postscapabilities. Should a user with these capabilities (normally an Author, Editor or Administrator) attempt to change their password, the strong password enforcement will be triggered.
The All In One WordPress Security plugin will take your website security to a whole new level.
This plugin is designed and written by experts and is easy to use and understand.
It reduces security risk by checking for vulnerabilities, and by implementing and enforcing the latest recommended WordPress security practices and techniques.
Sucuri Inc. is a globally recognized authority in all matters related to website security, with specialization in WordPress Security.
The Sucuri Security WordPress plugin is free to all WordPress users. It is a security suite meant to complement your existing security posture. It offers its users a set of security features for their website, each designed to have a positive affect on their security posture:
- Security Activity Auditing
- File Integrity Monitoring
- Remote Malware Scanning
- Blacklist Monitoring
- Effective Security Hardening
- Post-Hack Security Actions
- Security Notifications
- Website Firewall (premium)
Some of these plugins are not allowed to use in WP Engine, you must read the list of disallowed plugins first before you install.