Brute Protect (which is now part of Jet Pack) is a great plugin for blocking those nasty bots from attacking your website.
It is a very simple plugin to install (like it's brother Akismet) and only needs an API key which they show you how to get (it's like a license key).
This plugin simple helps protect your website from unwanted, automated attacks and is made more powerful by communicating with a central server where all known attacks are registered - result: a community based approach to stopping such attacks.
Give it a shot, and your site will thank you.
A simple but effective WordPress security plugin that covers many of the common hacking issues.
It offers a one-click install which makes it quite easy to set up.
Some of the great features it offers (yes they are quite technical) include:
- login monitoring
- hacking protection
This is a great start to protecting your WordPress installation from hackers and malware.
it provides malware scanning, security monitoring, hardening, blacklist monitoring, email notification and a few more great security features.
The pro version of course does even more and is worth the investment if you have the money.
Wordfence has a great reputation for helping to protect WordPress websites.
From scanning your core WordPress files for malware, enforcing password security, to IP tracking and blocking and crawler blocking, this plugin will have your back.
The premium version takes it a few steps further with additional scanning and phone login for extra security, as well as much more.
One of just a few of the best WordPress security plugins.
This is the free version and protects you from many of the common WordPress vulnerabilities, adds 2-factor authentication, enforce password changes, login protection and tracking and much more.
The pro version is definitely worth a look as it protects you even more, which is reassuring especially given how many attacks occur on WordPress sites.