3 Top Security Plugins for WordPress 2018

These days, websites can literally be just as valuable as property and real estate. So, keeping yours safe is vital.

The Internet now plays an integral role in modern society, and we are becoming increasingly reliant on online services and processes as a result.

Think about it. We use the internet for our banking, we shop online, we run our businesses online, and some of us earn our own wages exclusively online in the process.

Top Security Plugins For WordPress

WordPress is the most popular web host currently in operation, no doubt; it is a great deal safer and more secure than most. However, there are things we can do to improve it and make it safer.

Cybercriminals are becoming more advanced, so staying two steps ahead of them is vital. Security plugins, either free or paid, can work wonders if you choose the correct one. Therefore, for the remainder of 2018, here’s a look at three of the best security plugins for WordPress.



iThemes Security - Free or $80/year

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We’ve put iThemes security first on our list.

When you browse online and look for popular and effective security plugins for WordPress, what do you find? Nine times out of ten, iThemes will be one of the first plugins that you encounter, and rightfully so.

IThemes is a free security plugin that provides users with over 30 unique ways of protecting their websites and increasing their online security.

The plugin is extremely simple to install; it solves a number of common security vulnerabilities, it protects against attacks, it offers helpful security tips and advice, and much more besides.

Best of all, it is so simple to use, as there is a basic checklist located on the dashboard.



Hide My WordPress 3 - Free or $29.99


Hide My Wp - Best WordPress SEO plugin

The next one on the list is “Hide My WP 3 Pro”, proving to be one of the most effective security WP plugins currently on the market.

The most amazing feature of HideMy WP 3 Pro? It almost acts like a cloaking shield, as it hides the fact that your site/blog is being hosted on WordPress.

This then confuses potential hackers, or bots attempting to identify the CMS. By hiding and altering the WordPress paths, your site will be protected from a number of things, including requests to PHP files, Brute-Force Attacks, Cross Site Scripting (XSS), Throttling of Access Attempts to Entry Points and SQL-Injection.



WP Antivirus Site Protection - Free or €6.95/month


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Finally, the last offering on our list today is the WP Antivirus Site Protection plugin. As you probably know, viruses and malware can cause all kinds of issues for websites of any size. Thus, protecting your site against these types of attacks is absolutely vital.

The plugin works very simply: it scans each and every single WP installation fire you have, and then informs you if any of the files are infected.

The plugin will detect things like:

Hidden links
Trojan horses
Hidden links
Fraud tools

In case any of the aforementioned elements is found, the plugin simply removes them.

If the plugin does identify a threat, it will clearly display where it was found, and what was found, in the WP admin dashboard, and users can even have this info emailed directly to them if required.

John Darrel

I am a WordPress Developer and I love creating plugins and themes for WordPress. It is a great CMS for any kind of business but we need to keep it a safe place.

I have over 10 years experience in building plugins and themes for WordPress and other platforms.

Contact me if you have plugins that you want me to check before you insert them in your website. I will be happy to check them for security and speed.

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49 thoughts on “3 Top Security Plugins for WordPress 2018

  1. Michael Amaral says:

    Hi Jhon,
    You have listed Great security plugins. it really helpful. I want to suggest User Blocker plugin. It helps to block an unnecessary user.
    I have tried it and i hope it helps you too.

  2. Alan Wiat says:

    Hey !

    Great post ! We would be very grateful if you would try and then express your opinion about our plug-in. it’s not as popular yet, but we are receiving good reviews from our users. Our product offers an all around website protection and security modules as well as several interesting additions such as an automatic version updater

    It’s the WordPress “WebDefender” : https://wordpress.org/plugins/cwis-antivirus-malware-detected/

    Many Thanks,

  3. DD George says:

    Hi John,
    This is amazing! This is the first time to hear about WP Antivirus Site Protection as well. I think iThemes Security is an awesome plugin to add in any site. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think all these plugins can work together without a problem? This way, your site is really secured.

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  6. morgana says:

    Hi! I’ve installed WordFence plugin BUT my website get continuously hacked… like 10 times in a couple of months! I will def try one of the plugins that you mentioned here

    • John Darrel says:

      I know it’s costly to lose your data or even a day to put the website back online.
      This is why we tried to bring you the most efficient security plugins.


    • John Darrel says:

      Wordfence is a good security plugin but probably you have some vulnerable plugins installed. You need to check that out too.

  7. syedtutul says:

    This is the first time you hear about WP antivirus site security. I think iThemes Security is a great plugin for adding a site. Fix me if I’m wrong, but I think all these plugins can work together without a problem? In this way, your site is really safe.

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