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What is the best Wordpress security plugin for a non-developer to use?

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There's loads of security plugins out there. One can search and find them, but when trying each one, it becomes clear that some of these tools are so secure that you can even lock yourself out of your own site. What is relatively simple to use, is effective and no nasty surprises?

asked Nov 4, 2013 in Miscellaneous by andrewwilson (9,160 points)  
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edited Nov 5, 2013 by andrewwilson

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I have tried many and I really like the combination of Bulletproof Security and Wordfence. Each has updated their plugin very quickly when Wordpress has a major update. Of course I am assuming you use Wordpress as so many people do now. For HTML sites I have relied on modifying the files myself. There is quite a lot of info about how to do that online, and many ISPs provide it as well to work with their server configurations. Wordfence has a nice habit of sending you emails when a vulnerability has been discovered in software and plugins out in the wild. Both are very configurable by non-techies and also work well without modifying their settings at all.
answered Nov 5, 2013 by geekability (18,680 points)  
selected Nov 16, 2013 by andrewwilson
Yes, WordFence is one of my favourites. We install the free version on all our client sites.
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