Top best WordPress security plugins today

When it comes to WordPress security, many website administrators are now ignoring this problem and do not have proper care about the security of their websites. This is very dangerous because if not applied security measures for your website hackers can easily attack your website through security holes.
There are also many people who think that they use copyrighted themes, copyright plugins or downloads on so they cannot be hacked. This is a very misconception leading to hackers can attack and insert malicious code on the website.
In this article, HOSTVN hopes to help you improve your WordPress security by introducing some of the best WordPress security plugins available today.

Top of the best WordPress security plugins

Below, we have listed the ten best WordPress security plugins and services that we recommend learning and considering using.
For how to install plugins please see the HOSTVN WordPress plugin installation guide.

first. iThemes Security

iThemes Security - WordPress security plugin

iThemes Security is one of the biggest names in WordPress security plugins, so it's no surprise that it is one of the most popular security plugins used today.
This plugin will fix all vulnerabilities on your site, and limit the attacks bruteforce attack Go to wp-admin. Besides iTheme Security It also allows changing the default login link, enforcing the use of strong passwords and blocking users when logging in wrongly too many times.
Besides iTheme Security also allows blocking php file execution in unimportant directories such as uploads and protecting websites from dangerous queries.
Its other important function is to detect file changes. When hackers visit your site, chances are the first thing they will do is edit the file in the source code. The plugin will monitor this type of activity, send you email notifications whenever something suspicious happens.
In addition to the free version, iTheme Security Microsoft offers a premium version with more advanced features starting at $ 80 per year for a website.
Some key functions:
  • Two-factor authentication - Use a mobile application like Google Authenticator or Authy to generate codes or have codes generated via email for you.
  • Change WordPress Salts & Security Keys
  • Schedule malware scans
  • Create a strong password
  • Set password expiration times and request a password change
  • Google reCAPTCHA
  • Log user actions
  • File change detection
  • Change the wp-admin login link
  • Against bruteforce attack

2. All in One WP Security and Firewall

All In One WP Security - WordPress security plugin

The name of this plugin tells you everything about what it can do. Firstly, All in One WP Security and Firewall Provides a comprehensive WordPress protection layer with a series of powerful functions. It helps you against bruteforce attacks and the most common forms of attack today.
In addition the plugin also adds a firewall layer to your website. This firewall has several preset profiles that can be activated at the touch of a button, allowing you to choose the level of protection you want.
All in One WP Security and Firewall It also comes with file backup function .htaccess and wp-config.php, anti-spam measures. It also protects the WordPress database, by changing the prefix. wp_. And, to ensure your files are protected, the plugin always scans and detects abnormal changes.
All in One WP Security and Firewall is one of the most user friendly security plugins available. It allows you to track the effectiveness of changes before you decide to change the plugin's settings, it will also tell you how this will affect your overall security score - this is also is a great way to learn important aspects of security.
Main fuction:
  • Login protection
  • Database protection
  • File protection
  • Backup and restore .htaccess file. wp-config
  • Firewall
  • Against Bruteforce attack
  • Security scan

3. Jetpack

Jetpack - WordPress security plugin

Jetpack is a famous plugin in WordPress community. As a product of the Automattic group (Development Team, Jetpack Described as a combination of countless functions.
If you use the free version of Jetpack to enhance the security of your website, you will need to enable the Protection module to protect yourself against Bruteforce attacks.
However, if you want more security functions you will need to use the paid version of it:
For 99% a year, you can use the version Jetpack Premium, which provides daily malware scans, site backups, and automatic site recovery.
Package Jetpack Professional provide real-time backups and malware scans on demand. It is offered for $ 299 a year.
Both licenses include access to the Automattic support team, supporting all WordPress site security issues.

4. VaultPress


Next we have VaultPress - Another plugin from Automattic group. VaultPress is a reliable and easy to use plugins.
VaultPress allows you to create scheduled or real-time backups - depending on your membership level. These backups can be restored in seconds if the worst happens.
VaultPress also scans your website for viruses and malware, and you can remove them at the touch of a button.

5. Sucuri Security

Sucuri Security

Sucuri is a highly rated and widely used free security plugin. Sucuri Security Automatically scans your website for malware. After installing Sucuri, the plugin will keep track of your existing files, if a file is changed it will issue a warning.
You can use the Sucuri activity monitoring log to investigate what might happen if you suspect your website has been compromised, you can restore the file to its original version. These logs are kept safe and stored in the cloud of Sucuri so hackers can't delete them.
Main fuction:
  • Control security activities
  • File integrity monitoring
  • Scan for malware
  • Monitoring blacklist
  • Effective safety protection
  • Security actions after hacking
  • Privacy notice
  • Website firewall (Premium version)

6. SecuPress


SecuPress is a fairly new plugin among WordPress security plugins. It was developed by the WP Media team, the WP Rocket plugins development team.
Its main functions include:
  • Secure login page
  • Secure plugin file and interface
  • Protect core WordPress
  • Protect sensitive data
  • Scan for malware
  • Firewall
If you want more features such as anti-spam measures, website backups, 2-factor authentication ... you can use its Pro version with the lowest price of 60Euro / 1 site / year.

7. BBQ: Block Bad Queries

BBQ: Block Bad Queries - WordPress security plugin

WordPress security is a complex issue, so security plugins will have a fairly complex configuration. For the inexperienced user, this is scary and annoying.
Fortunately, the BBQ plugin - short for Block Bad Queries - brings the trend of simplicity and simplicity. It has a firewall plugin that only contains essential security enhancement functions that are required from the firewall, making it a lightweight yet super fast plugin.
How to use plugins is quite simple, you just need to install and activate it without having to perform any other configuration.
Some key functions:
  • No configuration required
  • Focus 100% on security and performance
  • Block a series of malicious requests
  • Block directory attacks
  • Block upload executable file
  • Blocking SQL attacks
  • Scan all incoming traffic and block bad requests
  • Scan all types of requests: GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, etc.
  • Compatible with other security plugins
  • Updated frequently

8. AntiVirus

AntiVirus - WordPress security plugin

AntiVirus will scan your site for malware and spam. The plugin will scan your database and plugins file, your interface, if you find anything dangerous, you will be notified immediately via email. Because it notifies you as quickly as possible, you can find the quickest way to limit the impact. And, to provide ongoing protection, you can schedule AntiVirus to run automatic scans on your site daily.
Main fuction:
  • Notice the virus in the admin bar
  • Clean up after removing the plugin
  • Daily scan with email notification
  • Scan database and interface
  • Whitelist: Mark non-virus cases
  • Manually checking for suspected malware files
  • Optional: Google Safe Browsing to track malware and phishing.

9. Wordfence Security

Wordfence Security - WordPress security plugin

With over 18 million downloads and ranked 4.85 out of 5, Wordfence is the king of free WordPress security plugins.
Like many security plugins all in one, Wordfence is very important in preventing violence. It enforces strong passwords - including a two-factor authentication option - and blocks excessive login attempts. Wordfence also uses its extended network to note known attackers, who are then blocked from accessing all Wordfence websites.
Other useful security features include WordPress optimized firewall, real-time user monitoring, and security scans. Once again, Wordfence put its network to good use, searching your site for more than 44,000 known malware signatures.
Main function
  • Thought fire
  • Security scan
  • Login protection
  • Against Bruteforce attack
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Capcha
  • File protection
  • Scan for malicious code
  • ...

ten. WP Audit Security Log

WP Security Audit Log

If you already know a bit about WordPress security, you might want to take a more realistic approach. If so, the plugin WP Security Audit Log Maybe exactly what you need.
The plugin keeps track of everything that happens on your WordPress site. Most notably, your users - allow you to spot bad actions before they do anything too serious. For example, if an existing user creates a new account, edits a published article, or swaps the user's role, these are all suspicious actions.
WP Security Audit Log will record all these suspicious behaviors so you can deal with them appropriately.
Main fuction:
  • Log log.
  • View user actions in real time.
  • Log out any user with just one click.
  • Generate HTML and CSV reports.
  • Export activity log.
  • Receive email alerts for important changes.
  • Receive instant SMS notifications about important site changes.
  • Search activity logs with text-based searches.
  • Use built-in filters to refine your searches.
  • Store activity logs in external databases for improved security.
  • Reflect your WordPress activity log to Slack, Papertrail, Syslog, and other central log management and collaboration solutions.
  • Configure archiving and mirroring of records.


Website security is a fairly complex topic, especially for inexperienced users. Therefore, through this article HOSTVN hopes to help you find a suitable plugin for you, thereby helping to enhance the security of the website. Also you can see 5 more security flaws on WordPress currently and How to fix when the website is Google Blacklist by HOSTVN.
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