WordPress security tips (part 7) – Plugins to secure your blog

In the search to find more ways to secure your WordPress blog, using Plugins to ensure that you can increase the security level of your blog should form an important part of your strategy. These plugins can help in working through various needs that you may have, whether it is for fixing some flaws you have, and or even when you provide premium content, and are looking for a way to ensure that only those users who are paying customers get a chance to view these entries.
For ensuring only premium customers can view content: “Authenticated WordPress Plugin”
Read more about this content at this location (link).

This WordPress plugin (tested on 1.5.x & 2.0) will make your blog accessible only to logged in users. A must-have for paid-content publishers and privacy concerned bloggers. This is a simple zero configuration plugin. It allows you to view any content, if and only if you are logged in. No configuration is required. Just activating the plugin is all you need to do and if you followed the installation steps above then you have already done that.

As part of a higher level of security, it is also important to know which of your files allow applications to write to them, even if it is only WordPress that can write to these files. For this purpose, you should know which of your files are writable, and which of your files are totally locked down. But how will you know this until you do a scan of your files. And for this purpose, you have a File Scanner called “WP Security Scan” (learn more)

Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions.
-file permissions
-database security
-version hiding
-WordPress admin protection/security
-removes WP Generator META tag from core code

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