WordPress is the most implemented content management system on the planet, making it a prime target for hackers (oh no!). So if you do not take the necessary steps to protect your WordPress blog, there are high chances of it coming under attack. Whilst having your site hacked will be very inconvenient, it could also potentially damage your reputation. Malware infected sites are likely to see a drop in search rankings and if your visitors notice you’ve been hacked before you do, they may never return – eek. This is why we have put together a guide of the best security plugins for WordPress
With this in mind, it’s important to protect your fashion blog with a security plugin. Here we’ll talk you through two of the best security plugins for WordPress and their features.
If you’re after a feature-packed security plugin that will stop hackers in their tracks, Wordfence Security will make an excellent choice. Currently one of the top security plugins on WordPress, Wordfence has over 700,000 active downloads and a star rating of 4.9 out of 5.
One of the great things about this Wordfence security plugin is that it’s constantly being updated to help protect sites against new threats. It’s available to download for free but there’s also a premium version for those looking to get the most out of the plugin.
Wordfence will stop your site from being hacked, prevent brute-force attacks and help you to recover your site if it’s already been hacked. With top features including real-time blocking of known attacks, core file scanning against WordPress.org repository (to check their integrity), firewall to block common security threats and the ability to stop entire malicious networks, you’ll have everything you need to keep your WordPress site secure at all times.
If you decide to buy the premium version of the plugin, you should expect to pay around $39 per year.
Another great WordPress plugin that also happens to be very user-friendly is iThemes Security. This is another high ranking plugin with over 600,000 active downloads and a star rating of 4.7 out of 5. It offers WordPress users over thirty ways to protect their sites from attacks!
The iThemes Security plugin is free to use and doesn’t require you to download any other extensions. It comes with clear instructions making it easy to set up and offers high levels of protection. The plugin also includes malware scanning, allowing you to detect and resolve issues before they affect your site and readers.
Like with the Wordfence Security plugin, iThemes Security is updated on a regular basis with new security features, allowing it to detect and stop both new and existing threats.
If you’re after a free security plugin for WordPress that does an excellent job at keeping hackers away, iThemes Security will tick all of the boxes.
Whichever WordPress security plugin you decide on, it’s always a good idea to read the reviews, check its compatibility before making your decision to download it.
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