WordPress Security – The Most Important Security Plugins

Just like your own PC with anti-virus software, your own web project should also be protected with special WordPress security plugins. Not detecting an intruder at all or detecting it too late can lead to a massive slump in website traffic. Because search engines like Google recognize infected websites and send a warning message to the users, so that they no longer visit the site in the future.

This protects WordPress hosting with IONOS IONOS Site Lock feature active against malware and unauthorized access. With the program, up to 500 sub-pages can be scanned and specifically checked for security gaps. The following WordPress security plugins also offer additional protection:

The Anti-Malware Security plugin scans the entire installation for malware and viruses. In the next step, the plugin then helps the user to remove any malware that may have been detected. The AntiVirus plugin, which also protects against malware and spam, works on a similar principle to make WordPress secure. AntiVirus uncovers existing security gaps and thus protects against possible exploits – i.e. the systematic exploitation of these gaps. As an administrator, you can also use this plugin to run regular scans and reports. If desired, the plugin also informs you via e-mail if a malicious program has been found. You can also create a white list – a list of those people and institutions who are considered trustworthy. Another useful plugin is Bad Behavior: it helps prevent link spam in comment columns and guestbooks by blocking spam bots before they can even act.