For every webmaster, website security always has the highest priority when it comes to website management. A great thing about the WordPress CMS (content management system) is that it has a great directory of plugins which can help in securing websites easily without looking into the internal code all the time.
WordPress Security Ninja is a great security plugin which makes it easier for even basic level users of WordPress to manage security without needing to know all the nitty-gritty parts of the platform. Available in free and Pro versions, the plugin is a must-have for WordPress users for fixing security vulnerabilities and ensure a smooth performance of the website.
The plugin has been available for 7 years in the market since it was created in 2011 and claims to be on active usage on thousands of WordPress websites on the internet.
It provides the option of performing 50+ security tests with a single click. The best part about the WordPress Security Ninja plugin is that, instead of changing the files or settings on the websites, it shows the problems to the users and provides the solutions so that they can make the changes themselves.
It can prevent 0-day exploit attacks and protect websites from hacking attempts of script kiddies. Apart from these, the plugin also features a database optimizing option for speeding up queries and ensuring a smooth performance for the users.
Among the 50+ security tests, there is a brute force attack test for testing password strengths and notify the webmaster so that they can be strengthened with complex passwords.
It also performs an update check on the WordPress core as well as on the plugins and themes that are installed on the website. It also does PHP and SQL version checks.
By checking all the attributes and permission of the WordPress installation, anomalies are brought into view of the webmaster to be fixed.
The plugin also has code snippets for fixing problems which are shown on detection of the vulnerabilities so that webmasters can fix them easily.
As the WordPress directory entry shows, WordPress Security Ninja plugin has over 10,000+ active installations and has been tested on more than 5000 sites for glitches.
It also has the paid Pro version which comes with great security features like a cloud firewall (which prevents unauthorized access and hacking attempts) and a malware scanner. Other features include the core scanner, database optimizer, auto fixer, event logger and an option for scheduling scans. The malware scanner helps in detecting malicious code on the website.
The Pro version comes in three subscription packs – a single-site pack of $29, a multi-site pack of $79 with one year of updates and premium USA-based support. The same can be availed for a lifetime in the Agency Lifetime subscription priced at $199.
The great features in the paid version make it a product with value for money and add a great deal of security for small and big website owners for a tension-free experience of website management.