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Having a secure WordPress site is vital to your online success. WordPress security is incredibly important because it makes sure no one can access your website and mess up your business. There are many components to having a secure WordPress site, including hosting, plugins and login security. The most secure websites have several levels of defense against hackers, viruses and spam to keep everything running smoothly.

WordPress security starts with finding a solid hosting company to build your site with security measures that will last. Next, choose a password and login name that is alphanumeric and more than six characters long. This creates many more possible combinations and makes hacking more difficult, so it’s also helpful to limit the number of login attempts. Choose plugins that are designed to identify security risks and provide solutions, remember to keep your site updated and always have a backup of your site in case of an emergency.

1) Wordfence

Wordfence

Wordfence

Get Wordfence at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordfence/

Wordfence is the most downloaded WordPress plugin for security. The plugin has over nine million downloads and frequently scans for malicious activity in an effort to prevent malware attacks. Any suspicious activity is reviewed, so the plugin is a proactive option for preventing all types of spam or other site intrusions.

ListWP Business Directory Wordfence WordPress Security

ListWP Business Directory Wordfence

2) WordPress HTTPS SSL

CreativeMinds

CreativeMinds

CreativeMinds is a leading developer of premium WordPress plugins . CM Plugins are beautifully coded and packed with extensively popular features that will enhance your site’s usability, SEO and UEX.

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The WordPress HTTPS plugin will automatically redirect from http to use https instead and enable SSL (Secure Socket Layer) communication.

It can force SSL on your entire domain or selectively choose certain pages to have HTTPS redirections. This plugin can also be used with the free SSL certificate.

WordPress Force HTTP to HTTPS (SSL) & Mixed-Content Fixer Plugin

WordPress Force HTTP to HTTPS (SSL) & Mixed-Content Fixer Plugin

3) WP White Security

WP White Security

WP White Security

Professional WordPress Security Services, Consultancy and Plugins for Businesses using WordPress.

WP White Security is a one stop shop for all things WordPress security tutorials. Find everything from WordPress security services to consulting services to video tutorials on how to improve protection for WordPress. The site also offers the latest news, updates and information about how to stay ahead of security threats as well as provide fixes to  common security problems.

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ListWP Business Directory WP White Security

 

4) Email Domain Blacklist Plugin for WordPress

CreativeMinds

CreativeMinds

CreativeMinds is a leading developer of premium WordPress plugins . CM Plugins are beautifully coded and packed with extensively popular features that will enhance your site’s usability, SEO and UEX.

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The WordPress email registration blacklist plugin allows you to block users who try to register on your WordPress site using an email from a domain or email defined in your blacklists or approve only users from a whitelist.

Email Blacklist Plugin

Email Blacklist Plugin

5) iThemes Security

iThemes

iThemes

Your one-stop shop for WordPress themes, plugins and training. Our goal: Make People's Lives Awesome.

iThemes Security is a highly regarded security plugin that offers thirty ways to protect a site from outside attacks. The plugin is easy to use and offers the latest protection against malware, hacking, viruses, spam and more. iThemes Security also offers file change detection and strong password enforcement to ensure any attempts to penetrate your website will be noticed immediately.

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ListWP Business Directory iThemes Security Pro

6) Secure Login and Two-Factor Authentication

CreativeMinds

CreativeMinds

CreativeMinds is a leading developer of premium WordPress plugins . CM Plugins are beautifully coded and packed with extensively popular features that will enhance your site’s usability, SEO and UEX.

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Secure Login and Two-Factor Authentication is a robust solution for WordPress two-factor authentication and provides better account security for your WordPress users. The admin can choose a preferred method from four available 2FA methods.

Secure Login and Two-Factor Authentication Solution for WordPress

Secure Login and Two-Factor Authentication Solution for WordPress

7) 6Scan Security

6Scan Security is a niche security option for small businesses. Aimed at scanning, identifying and removing malware, the company will detect vulnerabilities and immediately address them with multiple removal and repair options. From blacklists to firewalls to cross site scripting, 6Scan will protect you site from all sides 24/7.

ListWP Business Directory 6Scan WordPress Security

ListWP Business Directory 6Scan

8) Acunetix

The Acunetix WordPress Security Plugin is a must have tool for daily site security. With free scans and consistently updated reports, the plugin provides information about threats and potential threats, as well as how to fix them quickly and easily. This plugin integrates early and provides protection from login to error reports to meta tags and beyond.

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ListWP Business Directory Acunetix WP SecurityScan

9) Akismet

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Akismet is a formidable WordPress security option, which is part of the Automattic family. Akismet focuses on eliminating spam comments and information that others leave on your site. With constant filters and url checkers, this security option ensures that no computer or spam bot leaves a trace on your site.

ListWP Business Directory Akismet WordPress Security

ListWP Business Directory Akismet

10) WP Security Audit Log

WP Security Audit Log

WP Security Audit Log

WP Security Audit Log is a WordPress plugin that enables you to keep track of all WordPress changes, user and under the hood activity by keeping a record of everything in an Audit Log.

WP Security Audit Log is a straightforward WordPress security plugin that provides a log of all security activity. Monitor all user activity and  improve troubleshooting with a real time log of all security threats and assessments. These changes all are combined in one easy to find dashboard, that also notifies the site of any and all suspicious activity.

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ListWP Business Directory WP Security Audit Log

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