If you are running a WordPress site, security needs to be your primary concern. In many cases, WordPress blogs are compromised because of outdated core files and/or plugins. Files that are outdated can be traced and you are providing hackers with an open invitation to your site. Here are some essential plugins to make sure you have installed.
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Limit Login Attempts
Limit Login Attempts blocks the internet address from making any further attempts after a specified number of retries has been reached, which makes a brute-force attack next to impossible.
The Login Lockdown plugin will assist you to lock attempts after a specified period of time and/or specified number of attempts to log in to your admin panel keeping your site that much more secure, because hackers can’t continue to try until successful
Really Simple SSL
Really Simple SSL automatically detects your settings and configures your website to run over https. To keep it lightweight, the options are kept to a minimum. The entire site will move to SSL.
WP BackWPup is an easy to use plugin that allows you to backup your core WordPress database tables with just a few mouse clicks. Don’t let its ease of use fool you – this is a powerful tool and it remains one of the most popular plugins to secure WordPress powered websites.
There you have it – a handful of essential plugins you should install on your WordPress blog.