Best Free WordPress Plugins To Secure Your WordPress Site

By Faruque Ahamed Mollick

Security is an important factor for any website to protect a site from attacker. In default WordPress install if you haven’t take any steps for security then there is a chance that your WordPress site can be hacked or can be attacked by attacker. WordPress itself is a secure platform. But it also found that lots of WordPress site is getting attacked everyday. So a WP site need some extra to do to make it completely secured.

WordPress allow you to add some extra security to your WP site. Luckily there are some of the great WordPress plugins available which can protect your WordPress site from attacker.

WordPress security plugins to protect your site from attacker

Here in this post I am going to give a list of some of the best WordPress plugins which you can use to make your WP site secure.

All In One WP Security & Firewall

All In One WP Security & Firewall is an easy to use WordPress security plugin which make your WordPress site secure in many ways. Some of the great security features of this plugin are:

  • Check continue failed login attemps from an IP address and after cross the limits it disable the IP from login for a while on your site. Thus it protect your WordPress site from brute force attack.
  • The firewall feature of this plugin blocks malicious scripts before it affects code on your WP site.
  • It helps you to stop fake and malicious bot from crawling your WordPress site.
  • Force logout of all users on your WordPress site after a configurable time period

And many more features available.

Wordfence Security

Wordfence Security is the most downloaded and most popular security plugin which is powered by the constantly updated Threat Defense Feed. Their web base application firewall system can stop your WordPress site from getting hacked and protect the site from the attackers. This plugin can identify malicious traffic and capable to stop them from accessing your website. Threat Defense Feed of this security plugin can automatically update firewall rules to protect your WP site from the latest threats.

BulletProof Security

BulletProof Security is a nice WordPress security plugin which secure a WordPress site using Firewall Security, Login Security, Database Security & Backup database. The one-click setup wizard of this plugin make it very easy and fast to setup this plugin on your site. This plugin will alert you for suspected malicious activity affects your site and send you email alerts for a variety of user actions.

Sucuri Security

The Sucuri Security plugin tracks or monitor malicious activity on your WP site. This includes when users log in or when changes are made to your WordPress site. This way, if there is a breach in security, you will be able to review the activity logs and find out what happened. To understand and work with this plugin you need some knowledge in coding or need to be an expert. This plugin is actually built for developers.

Loginizer

Loginizer WordPress plugin is using by a huge amount of WordPress users. This plugin helps you to fight against brute force attack by blocking login from the IP after it reaches maximum retries allowed. So too many faild login attempts can be stopped by this plugin. You can blacklist or whitelist IPs for login using this plugin. Actually brute force attack is the simplest method of trying to access a website where attacker try to login on your WP site by trying usernames and passwords over and over again until it success in login.

Brute Force Login Protection

This is another one plugin to protect your WordPress site from brute force login attacks. This plugin do this job using .htaccess. Using this plugin you can limit the number of allowed login attempts from WordPress login page.

WP reCaptcha Integration

WP reCaptcha Integration use Google reCaptcha in your WordPress login. it can also be used with WooCommerce, bbPress, BuddyPress plugins and in comment form. Both no captcha reCaptcha and the old style captcha is available in this plugin.


These are some of the popular WordPress security plugin that I know and works nicely. If you have tested and experienced with any other security plugins for WordPress then you can inform me and share your experience.