WordPress Security Tools

Category : Resources


As any platform grows so does the time bad people spend on spamming and breaking it. WordPress is updated frequently and is seen as a very secure platform to run your business off. But like most software security holes do popup from time to time, and it only increases as users use more and more free plugins and themes. Below are a few tools to help you combat spam and possible security threats.

Quick Tips:

Never use “admin” as your username, always use a very difficult password, even if you think you won’t remember it, do not show your WordPress version number and ALWAYS backup your files on a regular basis.

Security Plugins:

WP Security Scan:

It does the important job of showing you possible security vulnerabilities and suggests ways to fix it.

“Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.”

AntiVirus :

Scans your themes files for possible spam injections and lets you go and remove it.

“AntiVirus for WordPress is a smart and effective solution to protect your blog against exploits and spam injections.”

Bad Behavior :

“Bad Behavior complements other link spam solutions by acting as a gatekeeper, preventing spammers from ever delivering their junk, and in many cases, from ever reading your site in the first place. This keeps your site’s load down, makes your site logs cleaner, and can help prevent denial of service conditions caused by spammers.”

Secure WordPress :

A very important plugin for any WordPress blogs as it makes hacking or spamming your blog much harder for the bad guys.

“Little help to secure your WordPress installation: Remove Error information on login page; adds index.html to plugin directory; removes the wp-version, except in admin area.”

Akismet :

If you hate spam, like most of us do, then this is a plugin you MUST activate. It’s made and supported by Automattic, the same guys behind WordPress.

“Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.”