WordPress Platform by default is already very secure. But still there exists many Security Plugins to make your Blog more Secure. Adding a extra Security Plugin make your blog secure from hackers. One of the best feature of these plugins is that they dont affects the Blog Loading Time. Most of the security plugins edits the .htaccess Files. Few Days Back, I wrote on Best Ways to Secure WordPress and it was Appreciated by everyone. This Forced me to write a new post on WordPress Security.
One of the best security plugin is Login Lockdown. It is the best plugin to protect your blog from all kinds of Hacking Attempts. If you think that people are trying to guess your password, then this is the must have plugin for you. It records and bans the IP Address after frequent Failed Login Attempts. It will also protect your blog from Bruteforce Attack. Login Lockdown plugin protects your WP-Admin Folder. If someone passes the Max. Login Attempts, they will be Locked out and cant Login Again untill the time limit is lifted. You can also receives email alerts for Failed Login Attempts. This Feature is Optional.
Installation & Configuration of Login Lockdown
- Download Login Lockdown Plugin
- Login to your WP Dashboard. Go to Plugins -> Add New -> Upload. After Uploading the Plugin, Activate it.
- Now after Activating the Plugin. Go to Settings -> Login Lockdown.
- You can Confirm the settings from Login Lockdown options. See the Screenshots below.
After Entering all the details, Click on Update Settings. This Plugin protects your Blog from Failed Login Attempts.