Top 3 Best Free WordPress Security Plugins

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WordPress is a free web software used to create WordPress blogs or websites. An everyday lot of WordPress websites are created for various purposes. Same like, more than 30,000 WP sites are getting hacked every day. There are so many hackers available to hack the websites for spreading malware, advertising and stealing the contents. To avoid hacking, injecting malware and brute-force attack, install any of the following top 5 best free WordPress security plugins to your WordPress website.

See Also: Basic tips to Secure your WordPress blog 

#1 Wordfence

Wordfence is the #1 WordPress security plugin which has a lot of features to protect the website from various attacks.

  1. Blocking: Blocks all known attackers, infected IP, and network. Administrators have the option to block users, robots, websites.
  2. Login Security: Secure logins by Two-factor authentication (Premium) and from Brute force attacks. Enforce strong passwords for all the logins
  3. Scanning: Scans WordPress core files, themes and plugins for malware, malicious code and viruses.
  4. Firewall: Makes a shield to your website to protect from real-time attacks.
  5. Speed: Increase the site load speed by using the caching engine.
  6. Compatible: Fully compatible with multi-site and IPv6
  7. Others: a lot of additional features included.

#2 iThemes Security

iThemes Security is the leading security plugin which has a lot of features same like Wordfence.

  1. Login Security: Logins are secured by Two-factor authentication (Premium) and from advanced Brute force attacks.
  2. Backup: Periodically backup your WordPress database so that your content will safe if you have been attacked.
  3. Compatible: Fully compatible with multi-site
  4. Blocking: Blocks all known attackers, infected IP addresses, and network. Administrators have the option to block users, robots, websites. An IP address which made brute force attack in some other website will also be blocked.
  5. And contains all necessary security options.
  6. Core file scanning available (premium users).

#3 All In One WP Security & Firewall

All In One WP Security & Firewall is a popular security plugin which has options to prevent back-end as well as the front-end.

  1. Content Protection: Prevent users from copying your text.
  2. Enforce security in user accounts, logins and registrations.
  3. Prevents Database and File System from any changes by unauthorized users.
  4. And contains all necessary security options.

See Also: Prevent WordPress Content Theft – text and images

Conclusion: Best Free WordPress Security plugins 2015

There are another two popular security plugins BulletProof Security and Sucuri Security which has very little features comparable to above plugins. All the above plugins are designed to protect your WordPress site. But I would recommend to use both Wordfence and iThemes security plugins. Do not use more than two security plugins which might slow down your website.
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