WordPress has quickly rose to become the world’s most widely used Content Management System. It is WordPress’s very stable system, easy to use interface, vast plugins, extremely huge community support, and security that has made WordPress the first choice of every Web Developer or User. But no system or web application is free from the security holes, undoubtedly wordpress managers are quickly bringing in the updates so as to cover any sought of security flaws but it’s the spammers and black hat hackers that remain a step ahead and use that particular security vulnerability to manipulate wordpress website’s by injecting malwares or spam.
A website if infected with virus can potentially have a big impact on your business and can affect you in more ways than you can think of. So the best solution in order to protect your website from these security issues is by installing a feature rich and very stable Security Plugin. There are actually hundreds of such security plugins that are available for wordpress but the one’s listed below in the list are the best ones and can keep threats away from your website significantly.
1. Better WP Security
Better WP Security is a free all in one wordpress security plugin that checks for all types of security holes in your wordpress installation and suggests or modifies it so as to prevent from any hacks. Better WP Security helps in reviewing, preventing, detecting and recovering your website from any malicious attempts or hacks. This security plugin is one of wordpress’s most popular plugins and must have if you want to keep your website safe.
Some of the key features of the plugin include: Scanning Complete Site to check for vulnerabilities and ways to correct them, ban bots, preventing brute force attacks, disable wordpress theme editing capability from dashboard area.
There are regular updates that are provided by the plugin authors and it is completely compatible with the latest WordPress Version 3.5.1 which make the plugin installation process very simple and quick.
Click to Open Better WP Security Page Link.
2. Security Ninja-Only Paid Plugin in List Costs $10 per license
Security Ninja is the only premium paid plugin in our list of Free WordPress Security Plugins. The cost for this plugin is completely justified and hence it was a must to include this security plugin in the list. Security Ninja is available on CodeCanyon and has features like testing website on 31+ measures for security issues, helps taking preventive measures to get your website totally clean and back up. There are also a lot help guides available with the plugin that helps in resolving most common wordpress issues easily.
The plugin has been one of the most sold plugins in the Codecanyon Plugin market and is available for $10, it is compatible with wordpress 3.5.1 and plugin authors have great support.
Click to Open Security Ninja
3. Bulletproof Security
Bulletproof security is another free all in one wordpress security solution, it works in keeping your site safe from very dangerous potential threats like XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking. This plugin has been very well reviewed by wordpress users that justifies the plugin being places on top of our list.
Bulletproof Security is compatible with WordPress 3.5.1 and gets regular updates from the Author AITPro.
Click to Open Bulletproof Security
Wordfence is one of the highest rated free WordPress Security Plugin in the market today. Wordfence has been able to secure thousands of websites from the hackers since its launch. The plugin is trusted by a lot of wordpress enthusiasts and this all in one plugin has features like firewall, anti-virus scanning, malicious URL scanning and live traffic check. One reason why this plugin has become huge is because it is the only plugin that can help you restore your hacked website even if you don’t have a website backup.
The Plugin is compatible with wordpress 3.5.1 and has regular updates.
Click to Open Wordfence
5. Anti-Malware – GOTMLS
Get Off Malicious Scripts (GOTMLS) – As the name suggests this is a wordpress plugin that lets you remove malicious malware scripts from your website. Malware’s are one of the most common reason for a website getting hacked and this plugin does it’s work in the best way. It also updates you of the latest most dangerous malwares that are affecting the websites all over the world and lets you know the precautions that will keep you safe of those dangers. The plugin upgrades the timthumb version to cover security issues and let you run a quick or complete scan of your wordpress files so as to know if any of the wordpress core files were affected.
The plugin is completely compatible with WordPress 3.5.1.
Click to Open GOTMLS
6. WordPress Firewall 2
As the name suggests WordPress Firewall 2 prevents website requests from bad malicious sources. It blocks request of website whenever the particular source computer doesn’t looks trusted. WordPress Firewall 2 is a free plugin that whitelists 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.).
One negative point about this plugin is that the author hasn’t updated the plugin from over 2 years so the plugin might not be the best of what it actually was anymore.
The plugin’s compatibility has been tested by users for WordPress 3.5.1 and the good news is that the plugin seems to work well on latest best wordpress.
Click to Open WordPress Firewall 2
7. Login Security Solution
Most of the time’s the security of WordPress website is breached through login panel, it can be because of easy to guess password’s of admin, author or editor or by login phishing. But the good news is that this free plugin prevents and minimizes such attacks. It tracks ip address of all the users the login to the panel, if the user is not able to login with correct password the plugin make’s the user reset the password after specific attempts so that it’s sure that its actually the designated user who is trying to access the panel. All the malicious attempts of login are sent to the administrator.
Plugin works with WordPress 3.5.1
Click to Open Login Security Solution
8. WordPress File Monitor Plus
WordPress File Monitor Plus scans the wordpress file to see if any changes with the file has been made and notifies the admin of any such changes so that an action can be taken over it as soon as possible. The key features of WordPress File Monitor Plus includes: sending email or notification to admin when change is noted, ability to detect files based on file hash, time stamp and/or file size, can exclude files that admin doesn’t want to scan, multisite support, etc.
Plugin compatible with WordPress 3.5.1.
Click to Open WordPress File Monitor Plus
9. BBQ – Block Bad Queries
Block Bad Queries prevents your website from known bad or attacking url requests. The plugin although performs a basic function but is extremely useful since most of the threats are blocked by it since it doesn’t allow your website to be accessed through any attacking request. The plugin has extremely overwhelming rating and is fast become the favorite of wordpress site owners.
Compatible with WordPress 3.5.1
Click to Open Block Bad Queries
Comment spam is one of the most common issues with wordpress default comment system. But with NoSpamNX managing WordPress comments would become extremely easy. It changes the comments fields maintaining compelete wordpress compatibility, also lot of spam protection captcha are added at the right places so that no bots can particularly spam your blog/website.
NOSpamNX is completely compatible with WordPress 3.5.1
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Let us know below in comments if you come across any other awesome worpress security plugin so that we can include it in out list.