How to secure your WordPress website

3 min readSep 25, 2020


Updated on Oct 19, 2020

Even though WordPress websites are easy to host and maintain, there is a huge risk of vulnerabilities are there. You could even get to know about those when you do a simple google search.

Also, a compromised WordPress website could damage your entire business.

There are many tools available to secure your WordPress site. In this post, I am only talking about the must-have ones.

Even before scanning vulnerabilities on your Wordpress website, check your email and passwords on whether it is pwned or not.

Always update WordPress to the latest version

WordPress always fix known bugs or any important security with their update, so the best option is to always use the latest version.

You could also try WP Updates Notifier plugin to get the updates.

Sucuri Security — Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening

This is an awesome security tool I used before. Sucuri is a free plugin with limited options. If you’re an online business I would suggest using their subscription version. Please check their FAQ section to know more about the features. They offers,

  • Security Activity Auditing
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Remote Malware Scanning
  • Blacklist Monitoring
  • Effective Security Hardening
  • Post-Hack Security Actions
  • Security Notifications
  • Website Firewall (premium)

WPScan — WordPress Security Scanner

This is a free open source WordPress security scanner for security specialists and blog maintainers. It is scanning using WordPress Vulnerability Database and showing the vulnerabilities on your website.

If you need any help with doing the vulnerability scanning and getting a custom report please contact us. Otherwise, you can use this online version.

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