At BLOGOOLA, we have has a lot of questions about blog security measures. In relation to the Top 10 WordPress Blog Security Tips we have put together a list of the top WordPress security plugins to make it easier for you to protect your blog from hackers! Keep your blog safe, not sorry!
Please note that in order to use WordPress plugins you need to have your WordPress blog setup of your own domain: How To Setup WordPress On Your Own Domain.
Akismet is a free anti-spam plugin that was developed by the WordPress team to prevent blog comment spam.
#2. SI CAPTCHA
SI CAPTCHA is a free anti-spam plugin that works great with Akismet and adds a captcha to the comment reply.
#3. Anonymous WordPress Plugin
Anonymous is a free security plugin that will strip off your blog’s URL and version number and empty the activated plugins list so that they cannot be accessed by hackers.
#4. TAC (Theme Authenticity Checker)
TAC is a free security plugin that searches all the source files of your installed theme for malicious code and displays the path, line number and snippet of the questionable code. It also searches the code for static links which can reduce your page rank.
#5. Invisible Defender
Invisible Defender is a free security plugin that protects registration, login and comment forms from spambots by adding two extra fields hidden by CSS. Nice.
#6. WordPress File Monitor
WordPress File Monitor is a free security plugin that monitors any changes (such as added/edited/deleted) to your WordPress installation files. If one is changed then it can be setup to send you an email notification. Great way to know if your being hacked!
AntiVirus is a free security plugin that scans your WordPress files daily to check for viruses and sends you an email if it detects anything out of the ordinary.
#8. WordPress Exploit Scanner
WordPress Exploit Scanner is a free security plugin searches your blog files, comment table, posts and plugins for anything unusual and reports back to you. It doesn’t remove or alter anything which is good.
#9. WordPress EZ Backup
WordPress EZ Backup is a free backup plugin that backups and archives any part of your blog files or website files which may be outside WordPress. It also can backup mySQL databases which is a good.
#10. WordPress Database Backup
WordPress Database Backup is a free backup plugin that backups any table in your mySQL database including wp and non-wp tables you specify. Awesome.