WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for creating and managing websites, but like any website, it is not 100% secure against possible threats. That is why it is important to protect your website with some measures that help you prevent and solve possible problems of this nature.
For our WordPress to be secure, there are good practices that we can follow to protect the integrity of the website, to which is added the enormous repository of plugins for this CMS. In it we find a large number of tools that can help us and that we have actually implemented on our clients’ websites to protect them.
In this article we present a top 3 security plugins for WordPress that are free. They offer you different functions and benefits to improve the security of your website.
- Wordfence Security: This is one of the most comprehensive and popular security plugins for WordPress, with over 4 million active installations. Wordfence Security allows you to scan your website for malware, vulnerabilities, malicious code, and other security issues. It also gives you a firewall that blocks unauthorized access attempts, brute force attacks, and malicious bots. Additionally, it sends you email alerts when it detects a problem or when updates are available for your website.
- iThemes Security (now called Solid Security): This is another very comprehensive and easy-to-use security plugin, with over 1 million active installations. iThemes Security offers you more than 30 ways to protect your website, how to change username and access URL, hide WordPress version, limit the number of access attempts, block suspicious IP addresses, make automatic backups and much more. It also allows you to configure security options according to your level of knowledge and preferences.
- WP Cerber: This is a security plugin that focuses on preventing and detecting malicious activities on your website. WP Cerber allows you to protect your website against brute force attacks, spam, phishing, and other types of threats. It also serves to monitor traffic and activities, create black and white lists of IP addresses, countries and users, and receive notifications by email or SMS when a critical event occurs.
These are the 3 security plugins for WordPress that we recommend and that we use in our development process, also in order to save costs, since they are completely free. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages, so we invite you to try them and choose the one that best suits your needs and expectations. Remember that the security of your website is very important to avoid major problems that could affect your reputation, your traffic and your income.
Remember that at Digital JUMP!, we also develop websites and comply with all the security standards that are important to cover in any development process, so that in this way, you can have an extremely secure website. Shall we begin? Contact us.