Here are some of the plugins I use in attempt to keep my blogs safe. Look for a WordPress security plugin can be challenging and time consuming, for that reason I put together this small list that shows what best simple combination out there you can use to prevent malicious attack to your blog.
You don’t have to be an expert to have those plugins installed. They are simple and can be installed directly from the plugin installation from the WordPress marketplace.
So don’t wait until you have an issue, install those plugins right now. There is an increase of attacks in WordPress, even worst, hackers are getting more and more clever and by having those basics steps taken can help in reduce the risk to have your blog disrupted and even worst, use to attack another websites pretending to be you.
One of the best simple secure plugin for WordPress. Lately WordPress has been more and more attacked in general by trying to brute force gain access to the admin page. This plugin can help you protect that and a lot more.
A comprehensive, user-friendly, all in one WordPress security and firewall plugin for your site.
A good simple effective way to protect your WordPress installation. It’s great for a non-tech person, simply install and activate to help protecting you blog.
Stops abuse of your site’s XML-RPC by simply removing some methods used by attackers. While you can use the rest of XML-RPC methods.
3. Audit Trail
If you have users registered in your blog and not sure if some of them are malicious rather than genuinely and want to monitor activities, specially with those registered with rather suspicious hyperlinks, this is a good tool to monitor the activities.
Audit Trail is a plugin to keep track of what is going on inside your blog by monitoring administration functions.
It logs the history of login attempts and allow you to find out who is trying to break by multiple attempts and brutal force.
This plugin keeps a log of WordPress user logins. Offers user and date filtering, and export features.
It’s a great antispam tool, just need to make sure you have Jetpack comments switched off.
“…another popular solution to fight spam is Antispam Bee” – Matt Mullenweg, Q&A WordCamp Europe 2014