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WordPress is the mostly used CMS as compared to any other CMS. As websites that are made of WordPress can be an easy target for the hackers because of the use of out-of-dated software, weak passwords and vulnerable plugins. Hence it is very important for users who have WordPress website and also for users who would like to sign up for WordPress hosting website to use some security plugins that offer a security cushion so that their website would remain secure.

To increase the WordPress website security following are some WordPress CMS Development plugins can be used.

1.  WordFence


Wordfence security is the WordPress security and performance plugin that enhances the websites speed. It is well-known and proficient plugin, provides security and speed to your website. Wordfence security contains falcon engines for WordPress which is the fastest caching engine in WordPress. By making the comparison to certified WordPress repository for theme, core and plugin you can do a deep server-side scan the source code of your website. Then Wordfence secures your site and makes it up to 50 times faster. Wordfence security plugin is compatible to WordPress 4.1.1.

2.  BulletProof Security


BulletProof security is a protection plugin for WordPress website. It provides a WordPress website security protection with firewall security of .htaccess, login security & monitoring, database security, DB backup logging, security logging etc. which is effective, reliable and easy to use in nature. You can make a manual or scheduled database backup for website security i.e. hourly backup, daily backup, weekly backup and monthly backup. As BulletProof security as it does not store unnecessary data in the WordPress database, the performance of the website get enhances. It is compatible up to minimum WordPress version 3.0 up to 4.2.

3.  Sucuri Security


Sucuri has developed a Security plugin is free to all WordPress users. The Sucuri Security is a free plugin toolset for detection of malware, integrity checking, monitoring, hardening that matters and security integrity checking. Monitor all the security related actions that is in your WordPress install like who the users are logging in. Sucuri Security provides security notifications to the website owner.

Minimum version of WordPress required to run Sucuri Security is 3.2 or higher. Sucuri Security is compatible up to WordPress version 4.1.1

4. iThemes Security


iThemes Security is a previously better WordPress security plugin to secure and protect your WordPress site. It keeps the track of the user action like such as login and logout, when user revises the content. As the WordPress sites can be an easy target for attacks because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords and obsolete software. But iThemes Security works to fix common holes, stop automated attacks and strengthen user credentials. With one-click activation for most features, as well as advanced features for experienced users, iThemes Security can services to safeguard any WordPress site. Minimum version of WordPress required to run iThemes is 4.0 or higher.  iThemes is compatible up to WordPress version 4.2

5. All In One WP Security & Firewall


WordPress itself is a very secure platform. But, to add some extra security and firewall to your website just by using plugins that put into effect a lot of good security performs. All In One WP Security & Firewall will take your website to additional new level. This plugin designed and written to ease of use.  There are more than 100,000+ active installs for All In One WP Security & Firewall. Minimum version of WordPress required to run All In One WP Security & Firewall is 3.5 or higher. All In One WP Security & Firewall is compatible up to WordPress version 4.1.1

6. 6Scan Security


6Scan Security be responsible for enterprise scored broad security with automated backup, authoritative firewall, regular website scan, web analytics etc. 6Scan Security workforces advanced algorithms to discover and manually repair security flaws. 6Scan Security safeguards against Structured Query Language(SQL) injection, it also protects against Directory traversal, Cross-site scripting (XSS), several Dos conditions etc. 6Scan Security shields against password hacking which is mostly protection against basic dynamism. 6Scan Security was last updated on 28-Aug-14. Active installs above 3,000+ for 6Scan Security. Minimum version of WordPress required to run 6Scan Security is 3.0.0 or higher. 6Scan Security is compatible up to WordPress version 4.0.1


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