Web Design Tips on How to Secure Your WordPress Site
By Troy Kadavy |Oct 2, 2016
Did you know that more than a quarter of the top 10 million sites on the web today are powered by WordPress? With such statistics, it’s easy to see why hackers take so much interest in WP sites. While WordPress deserves a lot of credit for the immense efforts it puts towards curbing these offenders, the many third-party themes and plugins available for use may still pose significant threats to your website.
Below I have listed four of the best WordPress security plugins that can help to enhance the security of your site. (No order of best to worst implied.)
Coming with dozens of features and offering more than thirty ways to improve your WP site’s security, iThemes Security is certainly one of the best plugins out there that guarantees to lock the would-be invaders out of your online business. If you’re looking for more protection, consider going for the Pro version which features automated daily malware scanning, two-factor authentication, and a dashboard widget that allows you scan directly from your WP dashboard. This plugin is easy to use and also quite affordable.
If you’re looking for a plug-n-play functionality security plugin for your website, then BBQ could be your best bet. This tool is incredibly efficient and helps you block potentially harmful URL requests as well as monitoring malicious codes.
All in One WP Security and Firewall is another highly useful plugin that can assist in block certain fishy IP addresses or even lock out users who make too many unsuccessful login attempts. Besides, this tool can scan your website for vulnerabilities and offer recommendations and tips for enhancing overall security.
WordFence is arguably one of the most popular security plugins among WP users today which can be attributed mainly to its efficiency and affordability. Whether you choose to use the free or the paid version of the plugin, you can be confident about enjoying maximum safety from common web attacks. With the plugin, you can track any crawler in real time, customize blocking protocol, scan your themes and plugin files and much more.
Why You Need to Prioritize the Safety of Your Online Business
As you can imagine, there are hundreds of security plugins for WP sites out there today. However, only a few work as efficiently as the four tools described in this post.
Worth mentioning here is that while you can secure your website using some of the most robust security tools available, if you aren’t partnering with a trustworthy web hosting / web design / web developer, then all that could be in vain; 92 West is a partner you can trust. Here, we offer you secure WordPress hosting, custom or out-of-the-box solutions for both web design and web development as well as service updates and monitoring.
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