Gene Tunney said that, exercise should be considered a tribute to the heart. I couldn’t agree more. And the same attitude should be taken when it comes to your website or blog, security should be regarded as tribute to your blog.
WordPress offers many security plugins to make your blog or site safe and secure from even the most notorious hackers. The cyber scum hackers that infest the internet should not be allowed to do what they do but until that day comes you have to rely on proven security measures to protect your blog, your site, even your own identity from these bottom feeders.
As most of you know WordPress is very popular due to its ease of use and its versatile approach to the individual’s needs. With its vast library of plugins users can seamlessly manage their website without the added expense of a webmaster.
In this blog I offer a condensed version of the top five – best of the best – WordPress hacker proof plugins that you can use with confidence to secure your site. You do have to follow the instructions on how to insert these into your blog or site but once you have successfully installed each of these you will be able to sleep at night knowing that your site will be there tomorrow just as you left it.
Popular WordPress Security Plugins - My Top 5
1. SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam
Adds anti-spam methods to WordPress on all your forms, comments, registrations, lost passwords, logins, or you can actually require a code for everything on your site.
2. WP Security Scan
Raises the level of the security for your installation of Thesis for WordPress themes. It does this by scanning your site for security issues then suggests the methods you can use to fix them.
3. Secure WordPress
Adds to the security of your WordPress installation by removing or hiding many portions of your site that hackers usually go after. This plugin removes: error information on login pages, Really Simple Discovery, Windows Live Writer, core update information for non-admins, plugin-update information for non-admins, theme-update information for non-admins (only WP 2.8 and higher, and version on URLs from scripts and stylesheets but only on frontend.
4. Exploit Scanner
Strengthens the security for your WordPress installation by scanning your site for security vulnerabilities and suggesting methods in which you can fix the problem.
5. BulletProof Security
Security protection against: XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking and on and on. Like the name says, it protects against attacks of all kinds.
I want to remind you that it is sometimes very wise to use product that has been tested by the website that you are using it with. That means that when you use a plugin from WordPress you use it knowing that they have tested it prior to your getting it. Third party vendors for the most part create fantastic and wonderful plugins but only they can assist you with it if you need assistance. WordPress is always available to help you with a plugin you get from their site – and you immediately know it will work with the WordPress software.
You must exercise your rights to a safe and secure blog or website. WordPress Security Plugins provides the exercise equipment; all you have to do is plug each one into your site, make a modification or two and you’re done! Hugh Blair says that, The chief source of improvement in our faculties is exercise.
If you are scratching your head and wondering just which plugin to download and install, just think about it this way – some protection is much better than none! Pick a security plug in and install it – NOW!
About the Author
As an adventurous entrepreneur, Jason Monroe works from home blogging about many interesting topics. He is a task oriented person with a vast knowledge of Internet related information and attention to facts. Jason is very familiar with customizable WordPress themes and the StudioPress themes having worked in the dashboard for years. He writes articles for ShopWPThemes.com and he loves the outdoors when away from his work.