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3 Best WordPress Security Plugins Reviewed

The huge popularity of WordPress has a serious side effect. Due to the sheer volume of sites using this platform, it has become the playground for hackers and attackers. Therefore security should be the primary concern for any website.

There are tons of security plugins available in the WordPress repository. In this article, we will cover the top 3 most popular and powerful WordPress security plugins for protection of your website.


WordFence is by far the most popular WordPress security plugin with more than one million downloads.

“Wordfence is awesome, but it’s important to take the interactive tour once you’ve installed it to make sure you have a general idea of what each feature does.

And always set the firewall to learning mode in the first few days so it doesn’t accidently block out access to legitimate users and even admins.”

For those of you that want real time updates of malware and protection, get the premium version of this plugin.


iTheme (formerly Better WP Security) is a popular plugin with fairly high user ratings. iTheme provides more than 30 ways to secure your WordPress site.

“It has a lot of functionality, which makes the plugin a bit complex. However, together with a YouTube tutorial it was super easy to set up. And so much of the functionality is free.”


Sucuri offers complete website security via the cloud. Sucuri put their main focus on WordPress, however they offer their services for all web platforms like Drupal, Joomla, and Magento. Among their big name customers are GoDaddy.

“The best thing about Sucuri is that does not slow down your site like most security plugins do. In addition, it makes your site even faster because it operates on top of a CDN. That’s a huge plus in our book.”

Website security is not something you should take lightly. Just imagine the damage to your reputation, business, and impact to your readers and customers in the event of a hacked website.

If you have never used MalCare WordPress security plugin on your WordPress website before then it is high time to get a suitable security plugin.

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