Security is one of the most important part of your WordPress blog. You can never know how and when attackers will hit your blog and cause some serious problem. So, you should always have some security to prevent or worse make it difficult for attacks.

Security in WordPress can be securing the login, checking for malicious themes, preventing sql injections, checking for malicious links or texts or database vulnerabilities. Fortunately, WordPress has many plugins that will fix all the above and improve other security issues in your WordPress blog. 

Below are few MUST HAVE Security Plugins for WordPress:

Secure WordPress

Secure WordPress beefs up the security of your WordPress installation by removing error information on login pages, adds index.html to plugin directories, hides the WordPress version and much more.

XCloner – Backup and Restore

XCloner is a full backup and restore plugin for WordPress, it will backup and restore both files and database.

WP Security Scan

WP Security Scan checks your WordPress website/blog for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions such as, Passwords, File permissions, Database security, Version hiding, WordPress admin protection/security and Removes WP Generator META tag from core code.

WordPress File Monitor

Monitor files under your WordPress installation for changes. When a change occurs, be notified via email.

Audit Trail

Audit Trail is a plugin to keep track of what is going on inside your blog by monitoring administration functions.

Force SSL

For those will an SSL certificate, this plugin forces an HTTPS connection for security purposes.

Ultimate Security Checker

Plugin helps you identify security problems with your wordpress installation. It scans your blog and give a security grade based on passed tests.

F-Secure Safe Links

Safe Links checks and rates each link on a web site for security threats. It ensures site visitors can safely navigate outside your website.

BulletProof Security

WordPress website security protection. BulletProof Security protects your website from XSS, CSRF, Base64 and SQL Injection hacking attempts.

Login LockDown

Limits the number of login attempts from a given IP range within a certain time period.

TAC (Theme Authenticity Checker)

Scan all of your theme files for potentially malicious or unwanted code.


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

Chap Secure Login

Do not show password, during login, on an insecure channel (without SSL). Use a SHA-256 hash algorithm.

Fast Secure Contact Form

A super customizable contact form that lets your visitors send you email. Blocks all automated spammers. No templates to mess with.