5 Essential Security WordPress Plugins for 2013

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Nothing is much important than security if you talk about your wordpress hosted site, now that we have left 2012 behind and ahead we should start planning for this year 2013, better we should take a look back and see the security updates about plugins. What’s better is here below for you. 2012 was the major year with release of some major security plugins for wordpress hosted sites. Here we have the best combination “Safe” of plugins for your site.

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Login Security Solution

Hi-fi security plugin for your all your visitors coming to hang on your site bouncer for all spammers and hackers, login security solution only accept people with photo ID, it checks the expiry date and also you can tell him that we no accept the library cards. Technically speaking this plugin enforces the password strength, using of password age is an option; automatically password reset for all users can be implemented forcefully. Automatically vanishes the idle sessions in progress.

Using this plugin will make the brute force attacks almost impossible as the clever technique is implemented instead of locking out the live IP it slows down the response time gradually that means you get your own password wrong without being locked out.

Place to Find:

Official Plugin Page: Login Security Solution WordPress.org
Instructions: Login Security Solution.

WordPress Firewall 2

You always take care of your house by placing security cameras and other surveillances so no one can sneak in, why not a firewall for your website to monitor who comes in and out of your online business or blog. Push them away by locking all your backdoors or a window. This awesome plugin monitors all your incoming traffic to your site and restricts if anyone tries to send you malicious requests or tries to inject data into your online database. Prevention is necessary.

Place to Find:

Official Plugin Page: WordPress Firewall 2 WordPress.org
Instructions: WordPress Firewall 2.

WordPress File Monitor Plus

A very useful plugin that monitors all the traffic and some bad guys who try to alter your core files by injecting database or direct file modification using the wordpress site editor holds a strict hand on them and notify the admin by sending email for the modified file that can be reverted by easy replacement.

Keeps the surveillance on for 24/7, and keep on informing about the changes you made or some other bad guy tries to.

Place to Find:

Official Plugin Page: WordPress File Monitor plus WordPress.org

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Instructions: WordPress File Monitor Plus.

WP Security Scan

Keep the visitors away from places you don’t want them to enter and play with your future. This guy is a must for your site, informs you about the file permissions currently set and how you should change them to make your site secure and directories inaccessible from people to not see. Gives you a directory chart for permissions and you should set them accordingly and keep the people away from your confidential place.

Place to Find:

Official Plugin Page: WP Security Scan WordPress.org
Instructions: WP Security Scan.

Sucuri WordPress Security Plugin

This can only happen when you’re totally out of luck, upon handling such a nice site and its content can take people who don’t want to see you & your business flourish, we have got a doctor for that case.

Sucuri security plugin is more than that we see, in fact their security plugin is the least known over the wordpress.org. Sucuri is known company in cleaning up malicious and infected websites. It might take all your resources and money for figuring out the infected files, but sucuri is specialized in doing this and can do it that would cost you a coffee. What’s the best part they will keep your site clean for the whole year.

The sucuri wordpress security adds a web shield and firewall around your site that constantly remains in touch with sucuri server, which monitors all the files and data for making you secure all the time and every time you are under attack from specific IP that is blocked.

Place to Find:

Official Plugin Page:  Premium Plugin.
Instructions: Sucuri WordPress Security Plugin.

Conclusion:

With a little bit of preparation and some security measures can take your site more ahead than you think, there is no alternative to be safe than security. We wish you a safe and prosperous 2013 for you and your online business.

Tip:
Above all this is some fantastic tip; keep your wp-config and .htaccess file out in main directory this will help to reduce the attacks and attackers from altering the configured files “Use your FTP account and place both the file out of Public_html directory”.

 

 

5 Awesome Tips for Making Your WordPress Hosted Site Secure

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Wordpress Security
I’m sure you know this “Wordpress”; for those who don’t take a look. WordPress is one of the most popular CMS and well know website hosting location over the web. WordPress provides the best platform to everyone from managing content to whatever is your need. WordPress comes top for its best blogging capabilities and then custom site development roof’s it up. One thing to remember is security with more individuals and users come more of an opportunity for your WordPress website to get hacked. From hacks to stolen information, it’s very important to make sure that any site you host is protected. We will go today over six, easy to understand security tips that are necessary for professional and amateur WordPress lovers to learn and implement over their site or sites.

1.    Make Good Use of Blacklisting:

Upon deployment of your blog the weird thing you are goanna face is the spammers attack using the comments section. All you need is to secure your blogs from spammers and make your blog/site flourish in terms of visitors and SEO “Saving your blog from Google algorithms and letting the site Index”. Let your comments section for only interested readers and those put question for webmaster to answer it. WordPress offers many ways out of which we explaining two in front of you to stay safe. By the usage of Blacklisting method you can keep these away from your blog. To blacklist go to your .htaccess file, find the offenders IP address and simply enter the following code to the file.  The other way is using the most powerful plugin ever made Akismet that eats all the spammer stuff and keep the blog clean.

<Limit GET POST PUT>
order allow,deny
allow from all
deny from “IP Address”
</LIMIT>

Yes you need to replace the whole IP Address field with IP you find culprit. Download Akismet from here.

2.    Keeping the Installation Up-to-Date:

I used to write for many sites as guest blogger and amazingly few of them have their updated WordPress version. It is sometimes underestimated that how important is to update you WordPress installation or any software used for that matter. WordPress developers are constantly learning to block the loop holes in WordPress security and every WordPress update brings some previous solved injection holes to keep your safe from attacks. It’s not just a fun to update and enjoy new features in your WordPress admin panel but has got a reason to keep your software security updated. Being friendly in nature WordPress prompts for every new update in the left panel under the Dashboard.

3.    Gravatar?

Gravatar is the service that allows linking your public image with already set email address. Once you have created your Gravatar, you can link with your WordPress account by using the same email account associated with your Gravatar account, it’s much easier to sign up and even easier to actually implement. It protects you and the site you’re commenting on, by having Gravatar readers know that who you are and for what purpose you’re commenting.

4.     Change Your Password Occasionally:

This is most important aspect of my post, keep your password updated, upon installing your WordPress change your password first and make it your habit to change it after every month or two. Changing the password will keep the hackers away and less easy to hack your site; if you are a big site then you are on higher risk so keep yourself safe as not changing can highlight your site in front of hackers. It’s a hard work learning the passwords by heart make an excel file and keep it updated at one place don’t use passwords of your email addresses or that are easy to crack for this I recommend you to use password generator to stay safe.

5.    Be Cautious About Links:

Links can be a vicious way of passing along nasty hacks and viruses for your WordPress Installation. Many of time we encounter to deceiving links that can be disastrous that can might not be the best way to tell you although this article is coming with links. Hackers always use link especially the links coming with linking text or Anchored those redirect you to other sites. One thing to remember being a writer is reject the usage of links which redirect. There are many security sites that allows to run your URL and scan your whole website for any file change or virus or any of the injection in your files. I recommend using McAfee Site Advisor by entering your link in and see it’s safe or not. Don’t forget to check out.

Conclusion:

Tips we have shared with you will be helpful for you to secure your wordpress site or blog which is expected. You know staying up to date every time with wordpress is quiet crucial, but make sure every time you login to your site update all the necessary plugin’s or files required by wordpress. We always work for the security of wordpress making it stronger for your help, but there is always a chance in open source products to get hacked as anyone can see the files by downloading the package, only thing you can do is to implement the actions required to make the installation safer. Just share your thoughts and if any security implementations you’re using will help the world making better.

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