WordPress is a php & database based blogging platform and is always targeted by hackers. There are many WordPress plugins are there which are very useful to prevent WordPress hacking. Here I have created a list of Top WordPress Security Plugins which will help you to protect your blog from hackers.
We have already informed how hacked WordPress themes harm your blog and why you should not download free premium WordPress themes. Anyways, many bloggers still fall for such trap and download WordPress premium stuff from unreliable sources. In most of the cases, you will not even realize that your blog is hacked and hacker will be passing link juice to spam site or using it for other unethical uses. Anyways, we will keep this discussion for some other time and for now, we will look into some of the top WordPress security plugins.
When ever we talk about hardening WordPress security, we suggest some basic security tips like use WordPress backup plugins, implement recaptcha test , secure WordPress directory browsing. At times, it’s impossible to do all these tasks at once. These mentioned security plugins for WordPress will be helping you by taking care of all basic and advanced WordPress security measures.
It’s not necessary to keep all these WordPress plugins active all the time but it’s a good security practice to run these plugins once in a while, to make sure your WordPress blog is not hacked or contains any malicious code.
List of Top WordPress Security Plugins
This is one of the best WordPress security plugins, which scans WordPress theme for WordPress permalink backdoor malware. Besides this plugin scans all theme files for malware injections and vulnerability. This plugin scans files daily and can notify via email. <link>
WordPress Security Scan
It is an excellent security analyzer plugin for WordPress.It tells us more about WordPress security. It scans all wordpress installation for possible malware and vulnerabilities. It suggests us about password protection, mysql security, wordpress admin security, WordPress permissions etc. You can also change WordPress file permission with this plugin. It also tells about invalid login attempts. <link>
It is a very good plugin. It scans wordpress files and database and highlights all code which may be suspicious. It shows all suspicious encrypted codes such as base64 decode and hidden code by css. This plugin is very useful for an expert. <link>
This is a fantastic plugin which scans a wordpress theme and other files for malware. It scans for hidden files. It can analyze .htaccess and all uploading files so you are secured while uploading a file. This plugin is very useful to detect an existing malware on your wordpress. <link>
If you know any other Wp security plugin which deserves to be in this list of top WordPress security plugins, than do let us know via comment. Also, what other method do you use to prevent your WordPress blog from hacking?
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