5 Awesome Plugins to Secure Your WordPress Site from Hackers

A lot of hard work goes into the creation of a successful WordPress site, but is made useless without proper protection. Hacking is one of the most common problems that several websites, even that of crucial departments are affected by. If you want to stay away from hacking, it is necessary add extra layers of protection to your website or blog to help hold it in fitting position.

I am going to do you favor by exposing to you some of the top WordPress Plugins that protect websites from hackers. Knowing in-depth about the plugin that keep your website protected is very much essential and allows the knowledge of how to use to their fullest potential.

Secure Your WordPress Site from Hackers

Secure Your WordPress Site from Hackers with these 5 Plugins


(Last updated: 2012-9-6)

This is yet another plugin that comes with protection supportive features and functionalities. It scans and notifies about any possible issues and system condition. It gives a good amount of protection to the blogs against malwares and spams. What makes the plugin more interesting is its line of features which include a daily scan email facility- with translation to any language, template checks and more.

WP Security Scan

(Last updated: 2011-12-19)

WP Security Scan does a thorough check on your site and keeps you posted about its safety in a swift manner. Make sure that you always check out on the additional features and advanced versions, if available. It provides for corrective actions and also offers regular direction in this regard. If you get the plugin properly, then the protection aspect is completely taken care of.

Ask Apache Password Protect

(Warning: Last updated: 2010-10-28)

This is one of the best and fast moving plugins in that does not cause any damage to the data. It takes utmost care in protecting the system and the data to a great extend. It has multi layered security features which offer ultimate protection for your needs.

Bulletproof Security

(Last Updated: 2012-10-22)

With quite a ferocious name, it shows its power on keeping the safety and security aspect of your WordPress website intact. The security system also comes with several layers of protection.

Login Lockdown

(Warning: Last Updated: 2009-9-17)

It tracks down the IP addresses and the attempt failed logins that are made. To sum up, it locks down the login facility if many failed attempts are detected from a particular IP address and the range is blocked unless the request for activation is made.

This plugin proves to be quite handy and is of immense help if you want to protect the site from being hacked and also safe from data theft. When you start an online business and before choosing a good protecting system, it is important to have a good WordPress theme in place. This will serve to be a great help if you want to set things right on several fronts. Make sure that a good theme is selected so that the WordPress can have as much space to store and install what it wants.

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  • http://www.freemakemoneyadvice.com/ Erik Emanuelli

    You listed some great plugins to secure our blogs, Fabrizio!

    Adrienne Smith introduced me through her nice post to this plugin:
    “Limit Login Attempts”
    (Limit rate of login attempts, including by way of cookies, for each IP).

    Since I have installed it, I have noticed hackers trying to enter my website everyday.

    Do you think they are just automatic software or real hackers, Fabrizio?

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Hi Erik, thanks a bunch for stopping by mate, glad you appreciated the guest post. I also use the ‘limited login attempts’ plugin, in fact I’ve been using it for the last 12 months or so and every month I get over 100 failed login attempts. It’s really a useful plugin as you’re able to identify the IP’s and then block them in your host IP deny manager folder. I don’t think that all of the failed logins are essentially someone trying to login, many of them are spam bots or as you say auto-generated. But you can never be too careful which is why the Limited Login Attempts plugin is an absolute godsend in my mind :)

  • http://www.guideandnews.com Ehsan Ullah

    I’m using 4 of the plugins from your list, I think WP Security scan is really a best plugin to secure a WordPress blog and secondly the Login Lockdown.

  • http://emfastincome.com Enstine Muki

    Hi Fabrizio,
    Thanks for sharing the list.
    I have been using Better WP Security for a few weeks now and the security options are quite a park. Have you tried and had any experience with it before?

  • http://www.barry-wells.com Barry Wells

    Hi Fabrizio,

    Great guest post mate, covering a subject that we all need to be aware of.

    I also use limit login attempts and get notified when people try to log in, which is when I block them in my C-Panel :)

    I also use WP Firewall, which even i have to de-activate when I want to work on my blog in any area of coding. Again this plugin emails me when people try to access my site or try to change anything. I also block their IP’s in c panel.

    From the list here I use only WP Security Scan but will have a look at the others as we can never be to careful :)

    Thanks Fabrizio, catch up again soon mate :)


  • http://www.psd2htmlwordpress.com/ Matt Stevens

    Quite a well written blog and quite informative. I run a personal blog of my own but there is no harm in keeping it safe and secure. Among all the plugins that you have mentioned I find the WP Security Scan to be the best. But the question is can it prevent spam?