Secure WordPress Site With Better WP Security Plugin

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Now most of the sites run with WordPress. And it is also loved by hackers most. The sites made with joomla or blogger still not hacked lot.

Today I’ll share a plugin to secure your site. This plugin name – Better WP Security. Better WP Security takes the best WordPress security features and techniques and combines them in a single plugin thereby ensuring that as many security holes as possible are patched without having to worry about conflicting features or the possibility of missing anything on your site. (Related Content: How to add polls in wordpress website)

 

Requires :

WordPress Version: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.3-beta2

Last Updated: 2011-11-1

Downloads: 33,053+

Features:

Remove the meta “Generator” tag

Removes login error messages

Change the urls for backend functions including login, admin, and more

Limit admin access to specified IP or range of IP addresses

Ban troublesome bots and other hosts

Completely turn off the ability to login for a given time period (away mode)

Prevent brute force attacks by banning hosts and users with too many invalid login attempts

Display a random version number to non administrative users anywhere version is used (often attached to plugin resources such as scripts and style sheets)

Remove theme, plugin, and core update notifications from users who do not have permission to update them (useful on multisite installations)

Remove Windows Live Write header information

Remove RSD header information

Strengthen .htaccess settings

Enforce strong passwords for all accounts of a configurable minimum role

Detect attempts to attack your site

Rename “admin” account

Security checker

Change the WordPress database table prefix

Force SSL for admin pages (on supporting servers)

Change wp-content path

Turn off file editing from within WordPress admin area

Works on multi-site (network) and single site installations

 

How to install the plugin:

Backup your WordPress database, config file, and .htaccess file

Upload the zip file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory Unzip

Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress. Visit the Better security menu for checklist and options

NOTE: It is quite possible (maybe even probable) that something will break due to the complexity of the changes made by this plugin. That said, under no circumstances do I release this plugin with any warranty, implied or otherwise, and at no time will I take any responsibility for any damage that might arise from the use of this plugin. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS BACKUP BEFORE TRYING NEW SOFTWARE!

 

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adam@angry birds November 29, 2011 at 11:13 am

Thanks for the share. Before I was using anti virus plugin for wordpress since I encounter it often with my previous host. When I changed my hosting subscription I already remove it but then it is also a big help since it will tell you if your website has a detected virus on it. I’ll try to scan the plugin then test it into my site.
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Ahsan@Tech Desighn November 29, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Thanks for adding your valuable thought @Adam
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Gigunsa January 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I also installed this plugin lat night. But, this morning I can not login to my site. Anybody know what to do????

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Ella January 31, 2012 at 1:39 am

I have read so many articles on the topic of the blogger lovers however this paragraph is truly a good article, keep it up.

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