Installation, Configuration and Features of Wordfence Security

Posted at January 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial, we can learn about the installation, configuration, and features of WordPress Wordfence security.

With a CMS, one can easily customize and design their websites without a deep level of technical knowledge. Many website owners trust WordPress because of its ease of use and secure behavior. However, there are chances that a WordPress blog can be taken down. The Wordfence Security is a WordPress plugin which can be downloaded from the official WordPress website, wordpress.org.

 

What is Wordfence

Usually the WordPress users, use the word Wordfence to mention the WordPress plugin Wordfence Security. The common methods of customization include plugins and themes. You can choose a theme that matches your website. You can install the appropriate plugins that will meet your website needs such as analysis and other miscellaneous utilities.

 

How to install Wordfence Security

Please follow the step by step description to install the Wordfence Security plugin.

1) Login to your WordPress admin dashboard. Usually you would be able to access the admin page with one of the below URLs.

http://yourdomain.tld/wp-admin or https://yourdomain.tld/wp-admin

eg: https://mydomain.com/wp-admin

You can use the administrative username and the password to login which have been set up while the WordPress installation.

2) Go to Plugins >> Add new

Wordfence Security

 

3) Search for Wordfence Security in the search box and locate the plugin.

Wordfence Security

 

4) Once the plugin is installed successfully, activate the plugin.

 

 Features offered by Wordfence Security

Some of the major features offered by the Wordfence Security are listed below. Please have a look so that you will be able to compare the same with other security measures.

1) WordPress Firewall

2) Blocking Features

3) Login Security Features

4) Security scanning features

 

WordPress Firewall

This is a web firewall application. It responsibilities are similar to the server firewalls. The firewall will help you from being hacked by identifying malicious traffic. If such an attack is detected, then the firewall will block the attacker even before they can access your website. It will also block common threats and security issues like scans from botnets.

 

Blocking Features

The plugin will block known attackers too. This is a real-time protection because when any one of the websites that is using the plugin is attacked, the attacker is blocked. It also provides option to block the user who is trying to break your predefined security rules.

 

Login Security Features

The Wordfence Security offers Two Factor Authentication to improve login security. If this is enabled, you need to login with the password then with your cellphone also. If somebody guessed your password and tries to login, a second step of authentication will be asked which will be sent to your cellphone

 

Security scanning features

The Wordfence Security will scan the website effectively. This scan will include plugins, themes, and other files of your website for version checks and vulnerability. These will be checked against the WordPress.org repository to ensure integrity.

There are many more features that Wordfence Security plugin offers. For the premium Wordfence Security, the license is $8.25/month. It is really a good option if you wish to secure your WordPress.

 

If you need any further assistance please contact our support department.

 

 

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