In continuance of an exploration of a series of articles that explore how to increase the security level of your WordPress blog, I will be presenting information on 2 more plugins in this post. These deal with increasing the security level of the Admin section of your blog (very important) through the use of SSL; this increases the security of the connection between your client and the Admin section of your blog by adding a higher level of encryption for the transmission of information (thus ensuring that it is more difficult to intercept this password).
This plugin enhances the security level of the admin and wordpress login pages. Read more at this link.
– Supports All SSL Setups (Private and Shared)
– Encrypts cookie contents
– Compatible with all versions of PHP 4 and 5
– Easy to install (1 file uploaded)
Force SSL Plugin:
This plugin ensures a much higher level of security for your entire blog, forcing your users to use SSL. However, you will need to get a certificate for your blog, and that can be somewhat expensive, from a 3rd party certificate provider. This method ensures that your interaction between the client and the server is free of interception.