In my previous life, working on Wall Street, my firm wanted us to learn about insurance. Not the most thrilling of subjects, but one idea that was imparted has always suck with me: People don’t want insurance, until the need insurance. And as I’ve moved from my 20s, through my 30s and now in my, gulp, 40′s I have realized how incredibly accurate that statement is; it’s simply, spot-on.
For most people, securing their blog is exactly the same. I’ve heard “my blog got hacked” on several occasions, and my first question is, what did you do to secure it? I always get a stammered response–”secure it?” “How do I do that?” At that point its too late to close the barn door, as the bull’s already in the pasture!
So, here are five more, highly-rated, security oriented plugins (with links directly to the plugin’s website) that you should check out, they won’t cost you a thing, and no insurance salesman will be knocking on your door!
WP Security Scan A great plugin that scans your blog and highlights any vulnerabilities. An absolute must have.
WP Plugin Security Check Checks your plugins for security holes and issues.
Secure CAPTCHA Protects any forms you have on your blog from spamming. A must have if you collect information from site visitors.
Login Lock This plugin offers several security features, such as, monitoring of login attempts, IP blocking for too many failed login attempts.
One Time Password Enables you to login to WP with passwords that are valid for one session only.
You can quickly install these plugins by going to your Dashboard>Plugins>Add New and entering their names in the search box.
If you use any of these plugins, what’s your opinion of them? Are there any other security plugins you use and recommend?
I hope this little bit helps– Preston Ehrler, Webvantix