There are hundreds of free and paid solutions for WordPress website. When earnings from the site grows, people tend to choose paid solutions. Still I rely on 4 plugins + 1 solutions for the best FREE security for WordPress site.
Best Free Security Plugins:
It protects you from spammers. As they says:
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.
This is fully automatic solutions. You just need to Install, Connect to Your WordPress.com account and Relax. The plugin have premium packs also. But the free version is enough for me.
It carries on lots of responsibilities for free. Among those tons of features, WordPress is sophisticated. As they says,
Jetpack protects your site against brute force attacks and unauthorized logins. We also monitor your site for downtime and keep your plugins updated.
Keeping your plugins updated might be a tedious chore. Jetpack is here to take the responsibility. Even if you are worried about brute force attacks, get your Jetpack fly over that risks as well as keep eyes on your hosting downtime.
Malicious Login and Registration will be impossible if you use this plugin. As they says,
Math Captcha is a 100% effective and easy to use CAPTCHA for WordPress that seamlessly integrates into login, registration, lost password, comments, bbPress and Contact Form 7.
You might be thinking of Google re-captcha. Google re-captcha needs manual integration to your forms or your theme need to have such options. Moreover Math Captcha is simpler but effective than any other captcha plugin.
It is a complete security plugin covering all the best free features. As they says,
We do a deep server-side scan of your source code comparing it to the Official WordPress repository for core, themes and plugins. Then Wordfence secures your site and makes it up to 50 times faster.
Among many features, the plugin ensures IP blocking, login security, scanning, firewall protecting etc. It also provides caching functionality which make the site faster.
Wordfence is the most downloaded and most loved security plugin for WordPress.
CloudFlare is a Content Delivery Network (CDN). It stays in middle of your hosting server and your site visitors. To make your website load faster CDN makes cached versions of your website and serves it from the nearest server of the visitor.
CloudFlare is not only a free effective CDN but also a security solution. It blocks your site’s access from the known bad IPs. As a result, your website doesn’t get accessed by the bad people.
CloudFlare is very easy to integrate with WordPress site with their plugin.
So, what are the security threats you might face after having all those plugins and solutions? Please share on comments.