5 Plugins to Protect WordPress

Anything can happen at any time with your WordPress blog. Many bloggers are already prepared for such misfortune but still many do not. Especially when your blog is at high level with high traffics and popularity, the hackers look forward to hacking your website. Sometimes you may face serious problems such as massive flood of traffic, database errors and many other such events.

So what you really need to do is protect your wordpress blog.


The WordPress community is very large with great innovators who are always working with awesome projects to provide the maximum security to the wordpress users. With this there are some people who have created an awesome plugins to protect your blog from such problems.

Login LockDown:

It is a wordpress protecting plugin which prevents the hacking of your wordpress admin panel. Basically it looks for the person who tries to enter into admin panel with consecutive series of wrong password entrys. The plugin counts such failed attemps and locks them automatically for a period which you set. With this plugins you can stop the person who tries to break into your admin panel.


Askapache Password Protect:

This plugin is specifically designed and regularly updated specifically to stop automated and unskilled attacker’s attempts to exploit vulnerabilities on your blog resulting in a hacked site. The plugins do not update any file or database. It just protects your blog from hacking based on previous hacking done on other wordpress blogs.


WP Security Scan:

WP security Scan just work with scan you your wordpress installation to correct the file permissions of data. It also helps you alter your wordpress database path. It is best and foremost plugins everyone must have installed in their wordpress blog. Check out the some interesting feature of it:

  • Password Manager
  • File Permissions (CHMOD) tool
  • Database Security Methods
  • WordPress Version Hiding
  • WordPress admin protection/security
  • Removes WP Generator META tag from core code


Secure WordPress:

This plugin protects your wordpress installation with a little functions. It hides your wordpress version from non-administrators and plugin directory from visitors by dropping a blank index.php file.



Database is the vital part of any wordpress blog. It helps you to recover your wordpress from being hacked or deleted. This is the best database manager for wordpress because it is user friendly and it works.  You can backup your database right from your admin panel and download instantly. You can also sechdule your database to be backed up and emailed to you.

More interesting feature of this plugin is you can repair and optimize your database. You can also sechdule for optimization. You can also rub SQL queries and dropping database tables, a work similar to phpMyAdmin.


These are most widely used wordpress plugins to protect your blog from being attacked. I realize these plugins are not enough to protect your blog from harm. If you think there is more plugins that should mentioned here for wordpress security, then feel free to drop a line about the plugins.

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[Editor’s Note: This post is submitted by our guest blogger Anwar Hussain, alias Xphunt3r. Xphunt3r blogs about Internet, computer tips and tricks, WordPress, Blogspot, gadgets, news and events, software, games and more on his blog LogicClub.

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Arjun S Kumar September 3, 2009

I hope you know this plugin..


Aditya Kane September 3, 2009

that sounds great.

xphunt3r September 3, 2009

@Arjun S Kumar, Sound like great plugin. It scan wordpress template for malicious code and inform you for suspection

Arjun S Kumar September 4, 2009

Yup that is a good plugin i uses it..

Meena virgo September 5, 2009

Hey Good compilation.. Good to see some nice post coming back to DW.