Are you aware of any attacks by hackers on your site? Would you like to know?
If you want to know whenever there’s an attempt to hack into your site, this plugin is for you.
Firstly, here’s 7 ways hackers normally try and hack into your site.
Wordfence is a new plugin which provides an all in one security service for your installation.
Its a free plugin which also offers a premium yearly service offering additional security features PLUS premium support.
The only thing this plugin doesn’t do is backup your files and databases.
- Scan Theme files for infections
- View changes/repair Theme files
- Scan Plugin files for infections
- View changes/repair Plugin files
- Premium support
Once you install the plugin all you need to do is configure the settings.
Wordfence works great out of the box for most websites. Simply install Wordfence and your site and content is protected.
Here you can check to be notified by email whenever there’s a security issue
The plugin offers a range of different security scans, some of which are only included in the premium upgrade.
If you install this plugin there’s no need to install the limit login attempts plugin as well as you can see from the screenshot.
There’s extra security options available after you install this plugin which are a bonus.
WordFence displays a range of live traffic stats so you can see who’s on your site and what I.P address they come from.
Great security plugin for WordPress users especially if you’re on shared hosting which doesn’t provide any security scanning or backup.
This plugin doesn’t backup your site so you’ll need to arrange that yourself.
If you have any questions about this plugin, post it in the Wordfence forum or leave a comment below.
If you’re on managed hosting then you won’t need any security plugins as everything is already covered including daily backup and restore points.
Know of a better security plugin for WordPress?