Here I introduce WordPress plugins which are used for website security and also to increase the performance of your website. There are many plugins developed in WordPress Development for WordPress backup, website Security, increasing website performance, listing your website in google with SEO, and many more. This blog is for awareness of plugins that you must use in your website.
1. UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore
UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup plugin is used to get your website backup completely. There are many features for backup such as Scheduled and manual files and database backup. It is available in both, free version and premium version. It organizes your website backup folder wise. e.g: backup of plugin, themes, database, uploads etc. Also it has an option to restore and clone the file to be restored. It is an easy to use and user friendly plugin. It will take backup on Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Email, Amazon S3, etc. Cloning and migration, pre-update backup, more database options, locking system, are some of the functions that are available in the premium version of UpdraftPlus backup.
2. All in One SEO Pack
All in One SEO Pack is used to optimize your website. It is free and easy to install. In the general settings, there are many options like home page settings, title settings, custom post type settings, display settings, Webmaster settings, advanced settings, etc. It also supports google analytics, redirect attachment page to parent page feature. It is compatible with all PHP versions and many plugins. It also supports 57 languages. You can override any meta title and meta description of any page. Advance options for the home page and title format for the meta title and meta description are available.
3. WP Rocket
WP Rocket plugin is used to increase your website performance in google. It can optimize your files like HTML, CSS, JS, Google Fonts, images, etc. It has many options like Lazyload, file optimization, mobile cache, Clear Cache Lifespan, Logged in user cache, etc for the better performance of your website. It will also increase the speed of your site and use low sized of images to perform better. It also has options to clean unnecessary data in the database like revision, Spam comments, trashed post, auto drafts, etc. It includes options to import and export data to use another website. It will cache all the pages to give quick response of your website. Management of headers and reduced number of HTTP request are their features.
4. iThemes Security
If you have a store then you must have your website security to prevent hackers and keep your database safe and also secure your credentials. iThemes security is the most popular and user friendly plugin which secures your website. It has many options like Local/Network Brute Force Protection, banned user, strong password, database backup, etc. iTheme security has lots of features like prevent write WP-config and .htaccess files, send alert email for any modification, DB backup in email, Blacklist Threshold, Blacklist Lookback Period, Lockout Period, Data Tracking, File Change Detection, File Permissions, etc. It also has a premium version with advanced features of security.
5.WP Better Emails
WP Better Emails Plugin is used for attractive layout of your email. Default WordPress emails are in simple text format. This plugin converts default text into better HTML layout of your email with header and footer also. In that, you have hte option of your email title and blog info. It can wrap WordPress default email into HTML text format with some designs and colors. It can convert all the email which has come through WordPress site in any form like contact form, gravity form, password change, etc. It is free and easy to understand for any user. It is compatible with 15+ languages for formated email text.
If You are using this plugin, it ensures less chances to hack your website and better performance to the user. Because everyone can create their website in WordPress, but using this plugin, one can perform better than the others.
Thus, it is recommended by WordPress Development experts that you use these plugins for an optimized website.
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