Top 6 Most Popular Security Plugins for WordPress Site

The numbers tell it all; WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) with over 140 million downloads.  The free CMS boasts over 45,000 free plugins and 4,000 free themes and it is no wonder even the biggest brands including Sony, CNN, New York Times and Forbes are using the platform. It is the easiest CMS to install and customize and the community support is phenomenal.


Importance of Website Security

One concern for every WordPress admin is of course security but luckily, there are myriad apps to counter any threat. Like any other investment, you need to ensure safety and protection of your website. The issue of internet security has gained prominence especially due to the volume of private information these platforms hold.

Some of the recent biggest data breaches came from big brands including Anthem Hospital, MySpace, Ebay, Adobe, Sony, DropBox and AOL. The consequences of such data loss are enough to sink your business.

Here are some of the best WordPress plugins which your web development company India must leverage to keep your website safe:wordpress

1.IThemes Security


You might have known it as WP Security but iThemes continues redefining WordPress security. It offers security for your website in over 30 different options and surprisingly, it is free. It is ideal for both beginners and advanced users and the dashboard provides an easy list of security options. It undergoes regular updates.

2.Wordfence Security


This is a free security plugin which offers a free enterprise class security to your website. You don’t have to worry about malware and hackings which are more common than ever today. From login security, WordPress firewall, security scanning, monitoring to caching, you have it all covered and some more.

3. Security Ninja


With 31 security tests performed regularly on your website, you are more than covered with Security Ninja. The plugin checks your site for vulnerability and prevents all attacks. Better still, you have code snippets to use for quick fixes and there is excellent support to rely on in case of hitches.

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4.Clef 2-Factor Authentication


There is no need for myriad passwords and usernames with the Clef 2-factor. Still, you have the strongest authentications systems available for WordPress and it all comes without the usual hassles. It is easy to maintain and you don’t have to worry about hackers any more.

5. Sucuri Security


This is rated among the best WordPress security plugins. It is a free auditing, security hardening and malware scanner. Your website will enjoy close monitoring against hackers looking to steal your data and your secured information will always stay safe at the Sucuri Security Operations Center (SOC) in case of any attacks. This app is best suited for people with some background in coding.

6. WP Antivirus


This is a popular WP security plugin which performs deep scans to detect backdoors, adware, hidden links, spyware, Trojan horses, worms and any other risks deployed to harm your site. It is updated daily and any threats are sent to you directly on the user interface or your email.

Other WP security plugins worth mention include Anti-Spam, All in One WP Security and Firewall, WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam, Login LockDown and BulletProof Security Pro.  Talk to your web development company India and find out which one best suit your website.

About Rahul Bhardwaj

Rahul Bhardwaj is a Project Manager with online marketing agency Trignosoft Solutions. He especially enjoys learning & sharing thoughts about search engine, social media, and website development. His job is to create value for clients in their particular niches that eventually bring them links and business through digital mediums.