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WordPress: 9 Plugins recommended safety

WordPress: 9 Plugins recommended safety

WordPress is one of the content management systems currently most widely used for several reasons, including: ease of use, license, and probably the huge developer community behind it. The popularity of WordPress also brought unfortunately many attacks by those who seek to inject malware sites with this CMS.

Luckily the community continues to develop plugins with solutions to all these problems and to set or maintain a site that we have been reviewing how well we can install extensions to spare unforeseen unpleasantness. Next Friday, November 30 is celebrated internationally Day Information Security, and from Bitelia anticipating bringing a good selection of the best security plugins for those with your WordPress site.

  • VaultPress : Automattic, the company established by the founder of WordPress, is one of the best security plugins for this platform. VaultPress makes backups of files in real time, making it very simple to restore the site (via FTP, SFTP or SSH) with the push of a button. The price for basic users is $ 15 per month, and then there are other priorities and solutions with support options depending on the needs of each.
  • WordPress backup to Dropbox : This is a plugin which lets you automatically back Dropbox entire contents of your entire site, including all files and the database. You can rest assured that your site will be periodically backed into a site that can be accessed from anywhere in case you need it.
  • Limit Login Attempts : Although we have a strong password, many attacks of “brute force” are produced in response to the default WordPress allows unlimited login attempts. Limiting them with this plugin make them difficult or impossible. We can configure various things like the number of attempts allowed, or if we notify us via email. You can also put some in a whitelist IPs using a filter.
  • BulletProof Security : This extension helps you to check the settings of both the blog and the hosting. Checks permissions of individual folders and files in the WordPress installation and compares with recommended security configurations, while protecting vital files wp-config.php like WordPress or thank php.ini. Htaccess Apache. Provides coverage against XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, injections or SQL code.
  • Better WP Security : A package that combines several security techniques in a single extension for WordPress. Hide information relevant to an attacker, as found in the pages of login errors, changes the default prefixes databases, adds index.html to plugin folder and hides the WordPress version.
  • Wordfence Security :
    A true professional security suite, which is also free, but has a paid Pro version. Includes a firewall, scan for viruses, real-time traffic with geolocation and many more functions. You can repair your core template files and plugins, even if you have configured backups. It supports multi-site. It’s free, and offer a Premium API key that lets you schedule scans block countries and for specific times.
  • BackWPup : This plugin was created to backup your entire WordPress blog, and that’s what he does, and much better than others. Keep copies of both files and database, and allows separate backup tasks, creating different files more manageable. You can save in different places: folder, email (if not great), FTP, Dropbox, SugarSync, Amazon S3, etc..
  • Ultimate Security Checker : An extension that helps you identify security issues of your WordPress installation. After scanning your blog gives a confidence score based on tests done, and shows you the error so you can fix them or helps to you to solve automatically. Designed for use by both an engineer as someone who is just beginning.
  • Akismet : One of the best known spam hunters, developed by Automattic. Akismet checks all your blog comments and detects that are or seem to spam. To use it, you need an API key for Akismet , which is free for personal blogs.

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