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WordPress is one of the most popular CMS (Content Management System) on the internet these days. Around 26.6% of the websites are made in WordPress.

WordPress is known for being a very secure CMS and the software usually pushes updates to patch all the known vulnerabilities. However, third party themes and plugins make WordPress vulnerable. Sometimes hackers also find vulnerabilities in WordPress that allow them to hack the whole server.

Unfortunately, it is precisely its popularity that makes it such an appealing target.

Based on the recent report made by Sucuri, 78% of the hacked websites use WordPress CMS.

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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.

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 2017, here’s a look at three of the best security plugins for WordPress.

 

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1. iThemes Security 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.

 

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

The most amazing feature of HideMy WP 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, and SQL-Injection.

 

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3. WP Antivirus Site Protection 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:

  • malware,
  • viruses,
  • hidden links,
  • worms,
  • Trojan horses,
  • spyware,
  • backdoors,
  • hidden links,
  • adware, and
  • 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.

 

 

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Why WordPress and not other CMS?

You may still be wondering why to choose WP over other CMS. Like, Drupal or Joomla for instance. Well, here’s a list of things that makes WP the better CMS:

  1. It’s the most popular system. Over 50% of the people using a CMS are working with WordPress. There must be something about it that gives it such notoriety.
  2. It’s totally free. Plus, is comes along with lots of fantastic and well-designed themes and templates. There’s nearly no limit to how special and creative your website can be.
  3. It creates mobile-friendly websites. This is not a feature to disregard. According to www.statista.com, two-thirds of the global population are current mobile applications users. So, there’s a higher chance that people will look for your website on some mobile device rather than on a desktop.
  4. Using for beginners is easy. Some time ago, setting up a website was almost exclusively an expert’s job. Due to CMSs in general, and WP in particular, anyone can build up a site from scratch now. As long as you know how to use Microsoft Word, you’ve got all the skills for promoting your content online. Plus, WP comes with lots of free plugins ready to help you set up contact forms, image galleries or any other elements suited for your business.
  5. It’s a versatile tool, matching any business. Whether you wish to use it just for blogging or want to set out an e-commerce business, WP adapts to whatever your needs are.  By the way, did you know that even CNN, eBay or NASA use it?
  6. It gives you access to an incredible support. Given the vast amount of experts and developers creating themes, plugins or even using WP, you get to be surrounded by experts. They are only one question away from whatever type of information you need.

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1. Contact Form 7

The most popular contact form plugin for WordPress. And, it’s free. Contact from 7 is undoubtedly a must-have WordPress plugin. This plugin is very easy to use and provides all the important features you need on your contact page.

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This plugin is really neat. It’s not as much as a security plugin but it will help you protect your content until the reader will subscribe to your email campaign, which is really great.

Opt-In Content Locker is a plugin that allows you to lock important content on your WordPress website and display it for subscribed users only. All you need to do is to wrap protected content with shortcodes [optinlocker]...[/optinlocker].

If people want to view this content, they must submit their name/e-mail. After submission, all the locked content becomes visible.

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Security must be the first thing you do when you build a website. For this security purpose, there are many plugins to be used. My WP PRO plugin can be effective when you want to make sure you secure your website.

What does “hiding WordPress” mean? It means you’re trying to hide the fact that your site runs on WordPress from any person or bot that attempts to identify the CMS.

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Sucuri Security is a security plugin for WordPress. This plugin is from the popular website security and auditing company Sucuri.

This plugin offers various security features like security activity auditing, file integrity monitoring, malware scanning, blacklist monitoring, and website firewall. It incorporates various blacklist engines including Google Safe Browsing, Sucuri Labs, Norton, McAfee Site Advisor and more to check your site. If there is anything wrong, it will notify you via email.

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WordPress security and safety is not something to joke about. If your website gets hacked, you will have to spend countless hours trying to fix things that you might not even understand.

Any kind of WordPress attack will give you a difficult time. Below you will find some solutions for your WordPress website.

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