Top WordPress Security Plugins
February 11, 2019 Sanjay Dabhoya

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS (Content Management System) powering 34% of all websites on the internet. It supports every niche of the website, from a simple blog to a full-featured business website. Though WordPress CMS is built with an authentic and reliable framework, WordPress security is a major concern for every website owner now. They need to increase their website security with the help of WordPress security plugins.

Let’s talk about some essential plugins that help your website from getting hacked, malicious traffic, spam emails, or malware. Here we have listed several WordPress plugins with some great functionality that will secure your website in few clicks.

Let’s dive in.


1. User Activity Log Pro:

User Activity Log Pro

User Activity Log Pro is an essential WordPress Plugin. It is the most useful plugin where users log in frequently on the website. in addition, This plugin helps you monitor and track the user’s activities that occur on the admin side.

This WordPress plugin provides password security. So, the only authorized person can change or delete log details. You can also reset all log details. It also displays the changes that users changed on the website. Most useful security plugin ever!

Main Features:

  • User-Friendly Admin Panel
  • Custom Event Log
  • Display User Details
  • Email Notification
  • Password Security
  • Sorting Options



2. Wordfence


Wordfence premium plugin provides real-time protection to the WordPress website. This plugin will easily identify and block malicious traffic. It protects from the WordPress latest attacks & security vulnerabilities. In addition, It also helps to track and block the IP address.

Wordfence is easy to use and one of the best comprehensive security options for the WordPress website. Moreover, This plugin checks core files, themes, and plugins for malware, SEO spam, malicious redirects, bad URLs, etc.

Main Features:

  • Quick Recovery
  • Real-time Malware Signature Updates
  • Two Factor Authentication
  • Country Blocking
  • Real-time Firewall Rule Updates
  • Real-time IP Blacklist


Useful Read: WordPress Maintenance Checklist (Must Perform Regularly)

3. Security Ninja Pro

Security ninja pro

Security Ninja Pro helps to educate users subsequently, explain to them what’s going on with their site. With a single click of a button, this WordPress plugin will perform 40+ security tests on your site. On the other hand, It checks your site for security vulnerabilities and holes.

This plugin comes with additional security modules. Also, it provides even more security to your site that doesn’t let script kiddies hack your site.

Main Features:

  • Auto Fixer Module
  • Malware Scanner module
  • Easy to use
  • Remote Access
  • Premium USA based support
  • Take preventive measures against attacks
  • Events Logger module



4. Vaultpress

Vaultpress WordPress security plugin

Vaultpress WordPress security plugin secures your website completely. In addition, It shields from the most common to most serious security threats efficiently. This WordPress plugin helps to backup automatically in their offsite digital vault. Moreover, It fixes detected viruses, dangerous threats, malware with just one single click.

This plugin connects your website with Valutpress servers so, it optimizes backups and security aspects automatically. In short, It is an essential security plugin that every website must have.

Main Features:

  • Review & Fix Vulnerabilities
  • Download any Backup
  • Rely on Our WordPress Experts
  • Monitor VaultPress Activity in Realtime
  • Scan Your Entire Site



5. Password Protect WordPress (PPWP) Pro


Password Protect WordPress (PPWP) Pro proves such a wizard in securing your WordPress sites and content from unauthorized users.

True to its name, PPWP Pro helps protect unlimited pages, posts, custom post types, including WooCommerce products with multiple passwords. The passwords can expire after a certain time or usage, depending on your settings. Plus, the plugin allows you to flexibly secure your entire site, partial content, and categories with ease.

On top of that, its Quick Access Link also deserves a thumb up. This feature gives you the power to control content access and stop password sharing. Users no longer have to enter passwords to unlock the content. Instead, they just need to click on the quick access link and access private posts directly. These links will also become inaccessible after a set time and clicks.

Main Features:

  • Sitewide, category, partial content protection
  • WooCommerce product page protection
  • Master passwords to unlock all protected content at once
  • Quick access links to view private content directly
  • An intuitive user interface to easily manage passwords
  • Top page builders and multi-lingual plugin integration
  • 24/7 customer support



6. iThemes Security Pro

iThemes Security Pro

iThemes Security Pro WordPress plugin easily secure and protect your website. To use that, you shouldn’t be a security professional. It helps to fix common security issues that you don’t know exist on your website. Moreover, It also helps to limit the number of failed login attempts with Brute Force protection.

Using this plugin, you can schedule your database backups and get them easily emailed to you. It helps to hide or change the WordPress login area so, attackers may confuse that where to look.

Main Features:

  • Quick Recovery
  • 404 Detection
  • Lock Out Bad Users
  • Strong Password Enforcement
  • Away Mode
  • Email Notifications



7. Astra Security Suite


Astra has everything you need to secure your WordPress, in one place. It is installed as a plugin by following self-served, easy-to-follow steps (takes less than 5 minutes). It means there is NO need to change DNS settings, unlike other security plugins. With Astra, you don’t have to worry about any malware, credit card hack, SQLi, XSS, SEO Spam, Bad bots, LFI, RFI, brute force & 100+ types of threats.

They also offer website security audit & VAPT testing where their engineers find all the vulnerabilities in the site that can lead to hack & help your team to patch them.

Main Features:

  • Immediate Malware Removal
  • Daily Malware scan & blacklist check
  • Firewall (XSS, SQLi, Bad bots & 100+ types of threats in real-time)
  • Brute Force protection
  • Layer 7 DDoS protection
  • Country/IP Blocking by a single click
  • Security Audit & VAPT
  • Daily/Weekly report of stopped attacks



8. Bulletproof Security Pro

Bulletproof Security Pro

Bulletproof Security Pro plugin has automated self-configuration in additionally ability with one-click installation. It protects your website’s files, databases outer, and inner levels of security. BPS pro has an MScan Malware scanner so, it efficiently scans the database and secures the website.

It provides maximum login attempts to secure the website. Also, you can quickly enable or disable login security. In addition, You can see logs of blocked hackers, spammers, scrapers, bad bots, etc. This WordPress plugin also helps to create a custom unique website under maintenance or coming soon page with pre-made images.

Main Features:

  • htaccess Core (B-Core)
  • AutoRestore|Quarantine (ARQ IDPS)
  • Uploads Anti-Exploit Guard (UAEG)
  • S-Monitor Monitoring and Alerting
  • Plugin Firewall | AutoPilot Mode (PFW)



9. Malcare

Malcare is the fastest security plugin to remove malware from your website. This plugin provides a deep malware scan that detects malware that is undetectable by other security plugins. It automatically deep scan your WordPress website and help you to detect complex malware, malicious code, anti-viruses, etc.

This plugin will help you to clean the hacked WordPress website in just one click without any delay. In other words, It is the only WordPress plugin that supports deep scanning.

Main Features:

  • Timely Email Alerts
  • Team Play Is Fun
  • Go Beyond Signature Matching
  • Brute Force Attack Prevention
  • Most Effective Firewall



10. Hide My WP

Hide my WP - WordPress plugin

Hide My WP is a #1 security plugin for WordPress sites. It hides your WordPress site from attackers, spammers, and theme detectors. Over 26,794+ satisfied customers use Hide My WP. It also hides your wp-login URL and renames the admin URL. It detects and blocks XSS, SQL Injection types of security attacks on your WordPress website.

Main Features:

  • Block Direct Access to PHP Files
  • Anti-Spam Included
  • Cleanup WP Classes
  • Disable Directory Listing
  • Minify HTML & CSS
  • Change Default Email Sender


Also Read: Best Free WP Plugins You Should Have For Your WordPress Website



There has been an increasing number of hacking attacks and malicious traffic on websites. Aren’t you worried about the security of your WordPress Website?

Above all premium security plugins will help you to secure your website effortlessly. If you have any other security plugin suggestions then, do comment on the comment box. We will add it to this list.

Categories : Content Management System, WordPress

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khushbu padalia

Sr. Wordpress Developer

Khushbu works at Solwin Infotech as a Sr. WordPress Developer. She has been working in Solwin since 2012 and helped company to grow high and become a global leader in IT industry. She delivers out of the box ideas in product development and site maintenance.

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