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Top 24 WordPress Security Plugins For Bloggers

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WordPress based websites, like any other CMS are vulnerable to hacking. A tightly secured and “safe-from-hackers” website is the top most priority of a blogger. Several free and premium plugins are available on the web for enhancing the WordPress’ security system. Here is a collection of the Top 24 WordPress Security Plugins to increase the security of your blog.

[divider]Antivirus[divider]

Antivirus is a simple plugin which scans through your wordpress directory and notifies(through email) the administrator,if there is any malicious content found. This process is performed automatically and on daily basis, ensuring a safer and secure website.

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Ask Apache Password Protect[divider]

As the name suggests, Ask Apache adds extra password protection and security to your website. The preview image shall give you an idea of the functionality of this plugin.

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Better WP Security[divider]

Better WP Security is acclaimed as the #1 Security Plugin for WordPress. Making use of some its features, you can obscure the wp-admin page, change the administrator id/password, detect loopholes in the plugin files, strengthen server security and much much more.

This is definitely a complete and perfect plugin for your blog. Worth a try!

Better-WP-Security

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Block Bad Queries[divider]

This is a simple plugin that secures your website against malicious url requests. BBQ is compatible up to the version 3.5.2 of Wordprees(as of now).

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BulletProof Security[divider]

BulletProof secures your website against  CRLF, RFI, CSRF, Base64, XSS, Code Injection and SQL Injection. It provides login security and monitors login data.

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Exploit Scanner[divider]

Exploit Scanner searches through the files/database tables/posts of your website for any harmful content. It even scans all the other plugin files.

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Google Authenticator[divider]

In my opinion, this is a plugin that every webmaster should use. It puts up 2 step verification to your WordPress login page making use of the Google Authenticator app for Android/iPhone/Blackberry making your login activity safer and secure.

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HideMyWP[divider]

Hide My WP is a premium plugin from codecanyon.net. As displayed in the image below, this plugin hides the blogging platform of your blog.

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HTTP Authentication Options[divider]

This plugin uses an external authentication source for more security.

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Limit Login Attempts[divider]

Allows the administrator to restrict the number of attempts for a user to log in.

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Login Ninja[divider]

Login Ninja is another premium plugin from codecanyon.net. It protects login and register forms using captcha, auto bans malicious IP’s , notifies the administrator about the login activity and has many other features.

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Login Security Solution[divider]

Login Security Solution tracks IP’s, usernames, and passwords for any injurious attack.

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One Time Password[divider]

This plugin makes passwords valid for single sessions only.

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Secure WordPress[divider]

Secure WordPress increases the security of your WordPress blog by removing error info from login pages, adds index.html to plugin folders, hides the WordPress platform version and much more.

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Security Ninja[divider]

Scans your website for security vulnerabilities, plus performs 31+ test including brute force attacks.

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Stealth Login Page[divider]

This plugin protects your wordpress login page through a special authorization code. It is compatible up to the version 3.6 of WP.

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User Locker[divider]

Perfect for user management and security, User Locker locks an account if multiple incorrect attempts are made. Password has to be changed in order to unlock it.

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VIP Scanner[divider]

Is another useful and powerful plugin which scans all your wordpress files for any harmful content or code.

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WordFence[divider]

With over 600,000 downloads, Wordfence is a popular security plugin. Its features include : firewall protection, real-time traffic analysis with geo locaiton, virus scanning, tw0-step authentication etc.

Wordfence is multi-site compatible and its “mobile sign in feature” makes your website stand strong against brute force attacks.

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WordPress File Monitor Plus[divider]

This plugin monitors all your WP file and if there is any change made, a notification is sent to the administrator.

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WP Login Security 2[divider]

White lists user ip addresses. If a user logs in from an unrecognized IP,  the plugin notifies the user through an email.

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WordPress Sentinel[divider]

Very similar to File Monitor Plus, scans the WP files and emails the admin for any change made.

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WP Updates Notifier[divider]wordpress-updates-notifier

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WordPress Security Scan[divider]

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