If you have a WordPress website or any website, you need to have that extra security and monitoring for your site. Using Wordfence™ has been a most helpful tool when monitoring your site, sign-ins, logging of changes in core files, notifications up needed updates and so much more tools to keep your site safe. We have highly recommended Wordfence plugin now right out of the box for any WordPress new installation. It is like having your own security team, dedicated to keeping your WordPress site safe.
Who and what is Wordfence™ to the WordPress® community?
Wordfence is the most downloaded security plugin for WordPress websites.
The Wordfence plugin provides the best protection available for your website. with an optional WordFence Firewall stops you from getting hacked. Wordfence Scan alerts WordPress administrators of possible attacks and brute force attacks, stopping them before real harm is done on your WordPress site. In addition, you can set a 1-page form in settings, of notifications you want to be alerted on, so you see updates and even track other editors on your site.
According to Wordfence they are (and we have found them to be every bit of GOOD at who they say they are)
Wordfence Security is 100% free and open-source security software supported by a large team dedicated exclusively to WordPress security. A deep set of features makes Wordfence the most comprehensive WordPress security solution available:
- Firewall blocks complex and brute force attacks
- Security Scan alerts you quickly in the event of a security issue
- Threat Defense Feed keeps Wordfence up to date with the latest security data
- Robust login security features
- Configurable security alerts
- Gain insight into traffic and hack attempts
- Security incident recovery tools
What we recommend to get started with Wordfence and better security.
As soon as you set up your new WordPress site, we recommend you go to:
- Login to your WordPress Dashboard
- Go to Plugins > Add New
- Search for Wordfence plugin and install
- Activate the plugin
- Sign up for any Wordfence notifications
- Go to the Wordfence Dashboard
- Scan your new WordPress site.
Go to the settings and check what notifications you would like to receive and what email you would like notifications to go to (if you have a web maintenance person, here is where you want to enter in their email address).
Wordfence now is active and doing what a superb job they have focused on doing.
If you need your site cleaned up after a “hack attack”, then the team at WordFence will help you clean up your site too With their Wordfence Site Cleaning services.
To learn more about the features of this security plugin for WordPress visit Wordfence.
If you need help with installation or setup, contact us so we can help.