WordPress security suite

Lately, joined to the growing popularity of WordPress there are increasingly unpresentable trying to inject malware and other types of malicious software in WordPress installations, which somehow goes to certify the coming of age of this CMS and, consequently, the interest of all, with good and bad intentions.

Actually, keeping a WordPress Safe is relatively easy, you just have to follow some advice from WordPress security but it never hurts to help yourself with tools, and the more powerful the better.

Well, what I'm going for you to present here today is to date the best I've seen to ensure a WordPress installation

I'm talking about the best WordPress security plugin I've ever known with the what have I been doing tests for almost a month and with some really remarkable results.

I am referring to Wordfence Security a complete security suite for WordPress and to a level of completely corporate professionalism, that have nothing to envy to tools that cost thousands of euros.

The best thing is that the free version is really complete although the best option is the Pro pack for only $ 17.95 a year and site, which is not money if we care for our website.

But hey, it's best to make a list of features, and I'll point you to the pack that covers them:

  • Traffic in real time that shows when you visit the bots of search engines (and others), being able to discriminate by users, IPs and more – Free
  • File scan of the installation of WordPress for search of infections. In case of finding differences, it offers links to see the differences in the code, edit the file or delete it, and if you want to ignore the alert, until new changes or always. You can also restore the original file from the official WordPress.org repository with a click (not recommended for non-English installations, because it compares them to the English version and, for example, in Spanish, always detects location changes ) – Free
  • WordPress installation non-standard file alert – Free
  • File scanning of WordPress theme to search for infections, offering the same options above – Payment
  • ] Scan plugins to search for infections, and you can also see changes, edit, etc – Payment
  • Scan comments to search for URLs marked as malware websites in blacklists – Free
  • File scanning known malware – Free
  • Scanning of files containing URLs of malware and viruses – Free
  • Blocking of false Googlebot and aggressive crawlers – [1965901] 2] Free
  • Scanning comments to block malware and phishing URLs – Free
  • Hiding the WordPress version – Free
  • Blocking access attacks by brute force – Free
  • View main "content consumers" – Free
  • Hiding user error messages and password in WordPress access – Free
  • View 404 page errors not found – Free
  • Scan of available memory – Free
  • Scan and report of software environment installed on the server – Free
  • Monitoring of disk space – Free
  • Passwords security check – Free
  • Scan DNS changes – Free
  • Monitor dangerous IPs – Free
  • Integrated full firewall, easily configurable via rules – Free
  • Email configurable alerts – Free
  • Scheduled scans – Paid
  • Blocks of access to your web by country, being able to personalize a message or simply make a redirection – For payment
  • Premium support – For payment

As you can see, with this security suite you can uninstall another good number of security plugins since it combines in one it only software the characteristics of many others, whether they are access limiters, plugins to force strong passwords, and many more.

Another wonder is that you do not have to go crazy with the numerous settings that it offers, principle you are offered a series of safety configuration profiles to choose from:

  • Level 0: Disable all security options
  • Level 1: Light protection, only with the basic ones
  • Level 2: Medium protection, the ade for most of the sites, and that works as a joke without touching any setting
  • Level 3: High level of security, to use when there is knowledge of an imminent attack
  • Level 4: Level of Blockade, protects the site against attacks in progress, at the expense of inconvenience for some users
  • Custom level: it is activated only when you change some adjustment.

Anyway, totally recommendable, even in the free version although the most recommended is the Pro Pack, only by scanning the theme and plugins, which make it a essential software for any user responsible for WordPress .

Final note: if you can not afford to pay The Pro pack can complement what is missing from the free version of Wordfence through the plugin File Monitor Plus which scans all the files of your installation in a scheduled way (plugins and included topics) and warns you by email when there are changes.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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