Free WordPress Plugins for Security and Protection


WordPress is one of the most favorite CMSes of everybody. It’s easy, it’s fast and it’s Free. It is by far the most used CMS, and according to a DoNanza project, it is still boosting its market share by 61%. I must confess here that we are also using WordPress at Designzzz.

What makes WordPress so special? Apart from all the things I pointed out earlier, its widgets (plugins) also play a big role making it this much popular. You can find all kinds of widgets to improve your site. These widgets are mostly developed by third party companies and individuals. They may relate to designing, SEO, development and all kinds of stuff.

This post is intended for professional bloggers who want to improve the protection and security of their websites. It is a collection of widgets that improve the security of your WordPress website. All these widgets are absolutely FREE and still most of them are five star rated.

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I have copied the original description from the source, for further details or installation instructions about any of these widgets, please visit the mother site by clicking at the relevant title.

Page Security by Contexture

Allows admins to create user groups and set access restrictions for any post, page or section.

free wordpress widget for protection

Limit Login Attempts

Limits rate of login attempts, including by way of cookies, for each IP.

theft security wordpress widget

BulletProof Security

Fast, one click website security protection. Protects your website from ALL XSS and SQL Injection hacking attempts.

security suite for wordpress. free widget

WP Automatic Hotlink Protection

“Hotlinking” is when some other site links an image (or any resource) stored on your site into a page of its own. Now the other site is Hotlinking (also known as inlinking) from your site. If you are being hotlinked, your server usage goes high, and the visitors on the other site may not even know that it’s your content they are seeing.

The WordPress Automatic Image Hotlink Protection plugin is a single step script designed to stop others from stealing your images.

Hotlinking Protection

Download Protect

Protect your downloads from non-members and leechers.

wordpress security widget


Extends the feed at copyright, a digital fingerprint, IP of feed-reader, comments, related posts! Search for content theft and many more features.

copyright protection wordpress widget

Secure WordPress

Secure your WordPress Installation with small functions.

wp installation protection

WP Security Scan

Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.

wp protection test


Interactive CAPTCHA is the free unique anti-spam solution for your site. Filling the captcha feels like a game, rather than a bot test.

free bot test widget for wp

Better WP Security

A collection of numerous security fixes and modifications to help protect a standard WordPress installation.

Current features:

  • Removes the meta “Generator” tag
  • Removes login error messages
  • Changes the urls for backend functions including login, admin, and more
  • Limits admin access to specified IP or range of IP addresses
  • Bans troublesome bots and other hosts
  • Completely turns off the ability to login for a given time period (away mode)
  • Prevents brute force attacks by banning hosts and users with too many invalid login attempts
  • Displays a random version number to non administrative users anywhere version is used (often attached to plugin resources such as scripts and style sheets)
  • Removes theme, plugin, and core update notifications from users who do not have permission to update them (useful on multisite installations)
  • Removes Windows Live Write header information
  • Removes RSD header information
  • Strengthens .htaccess settings
  • Enforces strong passwords for all accounts of a configurable minimum role
  • Basic Intrusion detection (based on 404 logging)
  • Renames “admin” account
  • Security checker
  • Allows for changing the WordPress table prefix where necessary
  • Forces SSL for admin pages (on supporting servers)
  • Changes wp-content path


Blog Protector – Protect Your Content

Protect your valuable blog content as well as images from getting copied. Disable right click and selection of text.

content protection wordpress widget

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12 Comments on “Free WordPress Plugins for Security and Protection” Join The Discussion!
  1. allbloggertools says:

    is their is any tool available that can manage user permission and you can allow users or user to play with some plug in or you can provide some additional permission to one or group or user.

    i am also looking for a image uploading plug in if you know any gud one then must ping me.

    and last but not least your post is grate thanks Tayyab thaks for the information


    1. Tayyab says:

      Sorry for being late in replying, we are making some major changes in Designzzz so I couldn’t reply to many comments.
      I’ll be glad to provide you the kind of plugins you want, and hopefully they all will be free. But plz define your needs a bit.
      please define the word “play” in your first requested widget, do you want to keep your visitors busy for sometime?
      Do you want an image uploader for the backend (moderators) or frontend (visitors)?

  2. WordPressMine says:

    Wonderful list, good compilation.

  3. Sarah says:

    Thank you so much – I’ve been looking for a list like this. I’ve already installed four of these plugins! :)

  4. Sean Fisher says:

    I would also suggest It is a neat plugin to hide /wp-admin/ and to also add HTTP auth!

  5. pyatki says:

    tnx. good post

  6. Tayyab says:

    Thanks for the appreciation everybody!

  7. SEOservices says:

    that’s great compilation u have shared

  8. Daniel Chatfield says:

    I would add –

  9. shahriya says:

    this is a best

  10. sustanon says:

    Well, that is my first check out to ! We are a group of volunteers and starting a brand new initiative in a regional community in the exact same niche. Your blog supplied us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvellous task!

    1. Tayyab says:

      Good Luck!!

      seems we have competition :)

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