Best WordPress Security Plugins

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According to WordFence, 10,000+ attacks happen per minute on any given day, and many WordPress users are susceptible to these attacks because of inadequate security measures. WordPress is a fantastic CMS, but it too has vulnerabilities that diligent hackers look to exploit. Dreamhost offers nine tips to make your website more secure, and there are many more articles on the web. Security for your website starts with a plan and top-rated plugin. Premium plugins should also be considered depending on the data sensitivity of your site.

NameDescriptionRatingInstallsLink
All In One WP Security & FirewallA comprehensive, user-friendly, all in one WordPress security and firewall plugin for your site.4.8300KLink
Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force FirewallThis Anti-Malware scanner searches for Malware, Viruses, and other security threats and vulnerabilities on your server and it helps you fix them.4.9100KLink
BruteProtectAll new development is now being done on the Protect feature in Jetpack.4.850KLink
BulletProof SecurityWordPress Website Security Protection: Firewall Security, Login Security, Database Security... Effective, Reliable, Easy to use...4.7100KLink
Clef Two-Factor AuthenticationModern two-factor that people love to use: strong authentication without passwords or tokens; single sign on/off; magical user experience.4.8600KLink
iThemes SecurityProtect your WordPress site by hiding vital areas of your site, protecting access to important files, preventing brute-force login attempts, detecting4.7700KLink
Login LockDownLimits the number of login attempts from a given IP range within a certain time period.4.8200KLink
Sucuri SecurityThe Sucuri WordPress Security plugin is a security toolset for security integrity monitoring, malware detection and security hardening.4.6200KLink
Wordfence SecurityThe Wordfence WordPress security plugin provides free enterprise-class WordPress security, protecting your website from hacks and malware.4.91MLink
WP Security Audit LogKeep an audit trail of all changes and under the hood WordPress activity to ensure productivity and thwart possible WordPress hacker attacks.4.720KLink
Force Strong PasswordsForces privileged users to set a strong password.4.26KLink

SSL / HTTPS Plugins

NameDescriptionRatingInstallsLink
Easy HTTPS RedirectionThe plugin allows an automatic redirection to the "HTTPS" version/URL of the site. Make your site SSL compatible.3.810KLink
Really Simple SSLNo setup required! You only need an SSL certificate, and this plugin will do the rest.4.810KLink
SSL Insecure Content FixerClean up WordPress website HTTPS insecure content.4.920KLink
WordPress Force HTTPSForces your entire site to ALWAYS use HTTPS. 5.05KLink
WP Force SSLRedirect all traffic from HTTP to HTTPS to all pages of your WordPress website.5.07KLink