A collection of the best security plugins for Wordpress. These include complete solutions with firewall and malware scans and more simple plugins for login protection. Wordpress security plugins are essential part of your Wordpress installation and  reduce drastically the chances for your site to be infected by malicious code. Wordpress attacks are common threat so better be prepared.

Wordfence

With one million downloads and a rating of 4.9/5, WordFence is one of the most popular WordPress security plugins. It covers login security, IP blocking, security scanning, and WordPress firewall and monitoring.

WordFence starts by checking if the site is already infected. It does a deep server scan of the site’s source code and compares it to the Official WordPress repository for core, themes and plugins.

The plugin is great for beginners and pro users alike.

If you want to secure your website with some more features, then you can also try the premium version of this plugin, which includes country blocking, two-step authentication, scheduled scanning and more.

Sucuri

is the leading website security company for WordPress. They offer DNS level firewall, intrusion and brute force prevention, as well as malware and blacklist removal services.

All your website traffic goes through their cloudproxy servers where each request is scanned. Legitimate traffic is allowed to pass through, and all malicious requests are blocked.

Sucuri also improves your website’s performance by reducing server load through caching optimization, website acceleration, and Anycast CDN (all included). It protects your website against SQL Injections, XSS, RCE, RFU and all known-attacks.

iThemes Security

Formerly Better WP Security, this security WordPress plugin is developed by iThemes which makes themes and other plugins for WordPress. The plugin is great for beginners and advanced users alike. There’s a one-click installation for the novice user, and options to configure more advanced settings from the dashboard.

For easier maintenance, the iThemes dashboard presents the user with a checklist of security actions he can take — and these are rated from low to high priority.

WPS Hide Login

is a simple plugin that changes the standard WordPress login URL to a custom one of your choosing. Hackers using bots will often seek out sites using the default URLs, attacking those they find. Therefore, hiding your login page offers an extra layer of protection.

Key Features:

  • Provides an easy-to-use, simple interface.
  • Prevents brute force attacks by letting you change the default login URL.