E-commerce Security : 5 WordPress Plugins to Keep your Store Secure

WordPress Plugins to Keep your Store Secure

Kiara Marsch, Negosentro.com |

Gone are the days when WordPress was used as a mere blogging platform. In the past few years, WordPress as a website building tool has enhanced its scope and made its presence felt in developing any genre of website.

Due to its ever-growing list of technological enhancements, WordPress has become one of the most powerful and robust platforms for building an E-commerce website. WordPress has a large number of e-commerce plugins that can be integrated into your website. The best part is that most of them are available totally free of cost.

In this post, we will discuss the top 5 WordPress plugins that will enable you to keep your e-commerce store secure.

  1. Wordfence Security WordPress Plugin

Wordfence Security is a WordPress plugin will protect your e-commerce store by integrating it with a strong security system. The plugin is powered by the constantly updated Web Application Firewall called Threat Defense Feed. This will stop your e commerce website from getting hacked. The Live traffic view will give you a real time visibility of the traffic and the hacking attempts that are made in your store.

The plugin has been downloaded more than 22 million times that makes it a very popular security plugin that is available out there. The best part about Wordfence Security is that it is open source and totally free. The plugin is compatible on multiple websites and includes a feature called Cellphone Sign that protects a website from any kind of brute force attacks.

  1. iThemes Security WordPress Plugin

iThemes Security will offer you more than 30 ways to protect and secure your e commerce website. The plugin will stop the automated attacks, fix some common holes and strengthen the credentials of the user. It offers a two-factor authentication in which you can make use of a mobile app like Google Authenticator for generating a code. With the help of the plugin, you will be able to update the WordPress salts and keys in an easy manner. The plugin will scan your e commerce site for any kind of malware automatically. You will be able to generate stronger passwords from the profile screen itself and protect your website completely from the spammers.

Some of the important tasks like banning a user and scanning the system can be done easily from the WordPress dashboard. The plugin will offer you advanced security from any kind of brute force attacks. The IP addresses of any of the login attempts that were failed will automatically be reported and will get blocked.

3. Sucuri Security WordPress Plugin

Sucuri Security is a security plugin that is recognized globally and offers a complete security for your e commerce WordPress website. The plugin is available in free and consists of seven security features which are security activity audit logging, file integrity monitoring, remote malware scanning, blacklist monitoring, effective security hardening, post-hack security actions and security notifications.

One cool feature that offered by the plugin is of Sucuri Cloudproxy Website Firewall. This is an enterprise grade Website Firewall that is known as CloudProxy. It has been designed in such a manner that will give your e commerce website the best possible security that it can hope for. The e commerce website will be completely protected from any kinds of attacks like Denial of Service Attacks, Exploitation of Software Vulnerabilities, Zero day disclosure Patches and any kind of Brute Force attacks on your Access Control Mechanisms.

  1. All In One WP Security & Firewall WordPress Plugin

All In One WP Security & Firewall is an easy to use, comprehensive, well supported and stable WP security plugin. The plugin makes use of all the best security practices for giving your e commerce store the much needed firewall and extra security. The purpose of the plugin is to take the security to whole new level. The designing of the plugin has been done by experts which make it easy to implement and understand.

Any kind of security risks is reduced by checking for the possible vulnerabilities. This is possible by enforcing and implementing all the latest and recommended WordPress techniques and security practices. All In One WP Security & Firewall will make use of the never known security points grading system for measuring the security of a website.

  1. BulletProof Security WordPress Plugin

BulletProof Security features a one-click setup wizard and offers .htaccess Website Security Protection for an e commerce website. The .htaccess files are processed by the server first before by any other code on the website. Any of the malicious scripts of the hackers are blocked by BulletProof Security plugin. The plugin will not only secure your website but will also optimize its performance. Any kind of excessive usage of MySQL Queries that abuses the WP database is not done by the plugin.

Any kind of irrelevant or excessive data is not stored by BulletProof Security plugin. Server Memory and resources are used in an optimum amount. No compromise of any kind is done on the performance of the website as the plugin doesn’t implement any of the unnecessary features.

Conclusion

 Above is a brief description about the top 5 WordPress plugins that will enable you to keep your e-commerce store secure. All these e-commerce plugins have unique features of their own. However, you can select any one of them based on the requirements of your online store.

I hope that the above-mentioned information is useful for you. Do let me know your views about the post in the comments section below. Your opinion will prove to be very valuable for me.

Author bio

Kiara Marsh is a WordPress plugin developer and part-time blogger. She is an expert on delivering custom WordPress plugin development services with proven track records. Kiara is associated with WordSuccor Ltd. where she provides user-friendly WordPress solutions for startups and established businesses.

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