WordPress is a pretty secure CMS platform, but it never hurt anyone to add some extra precautions. Enhancing security measures on your websites is always a good idea, whether they run on WordPress or not. It’s always better to have fabulous security measures in place that you hopefully never need to use than to wish you’d had those measures in place after a breach. If your site does run on WordPress, the All In One WP Security & Firewall plugin is a great option for anyone looking to take their security features to the next level without having to buy a premium plugin.

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The All in One WP Security & Firewall plugin has SO many different types of security features that it’s impossible to list them all. Certain parts of your site that the plugin aims to protect include the user login process (will help prevent against “brute force attacks” that occur when someone from one IP address makes repeated consecutive login attempts), the strength and security of the user accounts and passwords (the plugin gives you the option to manually approve any and all users that create or register an account on your site), system file security, and database security. It includes firewall setup and a blacklist feature so that you can block certain IP addresses from accessing or logging into your WordPress dashboard. It’s also got a simple, easy to use and understand dashboard interface, which rates the security on your site from weak to strong using a meter graphic. The plugin is super lightweight and so feature-rich that it’s hard to feel like you aren’t getting away with a steal because it’s a free download. If you’re interested in reducing security risks on your site, this plugin is a fantastic and free option.

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