25+ Most Downloaded Free WordPress Security Plugins

Secure and protect our WordPress site from outside enemies like spammers, crackers and the other is very important for the successful blogging. Actually WordPress is very secure by itself, but for more keep our blog secure, we can use wordpress plugins. They are easy to install and manage and will give you all the power and security you could ever hope for.

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Below is the most downloaded WordPress security plugins that we have choosen directly from the wordpress plugin directory. All of the resources in this post are categorized and hopefully you will find a number of new plugin that will be practical for your own work.

Secure Your Login

    Login LockDown

    Downloaded: 69,243 | Last Updated: 2009-9-17 | Compatible Up to WP 2.8.4
    Limits the number of login attempts from a given IP range within a certain time period.

    User Locker

    Downloaded: 24,116 | Last Updated: 2010-3-22 | Ready for WP 3.0+
    This plugin locks user account after given number of incorrect login attempts. This makes brute force and dictionary attacks nearly impossible.

    Limit Login Attempts

    Downloaded 34,395 | Last Updated: 2010-8-4 | Ready for WP 3.0+
    Limit rate of login attempts, including by way of cookies, for each IP.

    Semisecure Login Reimagined

    Downloaded 21,869 | Last Updated: 2010-6-28 | Ready for WP 3.0+
    “Re-imagined” version of Semisecure Login that uses public and secret-key encryption to encrypt passwords when logging in.

Protect Your WordPress Installation

    WP Security Scan

    Downloaded: 394,693 | Last Updated: 2009-11-16 | Compatible up to WP 2.8.4
    Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.

    Secure WordPress

    Downloaded: 219,327 | Last Updated: 2010-10-6 | Ready for WP 3.0
    Secure your WordPress Installation with small functions.

    Exploit Scanner

    Downloaded: 113,421 | Last Updated: 2010-7-29 | Ready for WP 3.0
    Search the files and database of your WordPress install for signs that may indicate that it has fallen victim to malicious hackers.

    TAC (Theme Authenticity Checker)

    Downloaded: 29,242 | Last Updated: 2009-12-18 | Compatible up to WP 2.9.2
    Scan all of your theme files for potentially malicious or unwanted code.

    WordPress File Monitor

    Downloaded: 12,377 | Last Updated: 2010-6-23 | Ready for WP 3.0
    Monitor files under your WordPress installation for changes. When a change occurs, be notified via email.


    Downloaded: 11,612 | Last Updated: 2010-9-1 | Ready for WP 3.0
    WP-MalWatch is a WordPress security plugin that performs a nightly scan of your WordPress blog looking for evidence of malware

Anti Spam

    SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam

    Downloaded: 479,670 | Last Updated: 2010-9-28 | Ready for WP 3.0
    Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress on the comment form, registration form, login, or all. Also is fully WP, WPMU, and BuddyPress compatible.

    Simple CAPTCHA

    Downloaded: 91,466 | Last Updated: 2009-3-27 | Compatible Up to WP 2.7.1
    A CAPTCHA for your comment system to prevent unwanted spams. Prevent automated spams by bots and most important naughty peoples


    Downloaded: 64,726 | Last Updated: 2010-3-31 | compatible up to 2.9.2
    Client-side javascript blocks all spam bots. XHTML 1.1 compliant.


    Downloaded: 42,491 | Last Updated: 2010-6-25 | Ready for WP 3.0
    Sabre is an acronym for Simple Anti Bot Registration Engine. It’s a set of counter measures against spam registration on your blog.


    Downloaded: 41,934 | Last Updated: 2010-8-22 | Ready for WP 3.0
    To protect your Blog from automated spambots, this plugin adds additional formfields (hidden to human-users) to your comment form.

    Invisible Defender

    Downloaded: 22,454 | Last Updated: 2010-7-28 | Ready for WP 3.0
    This plugin protects your registration, login and comment forms against spambots.


    Downloaded: 11,151 | Last Updated: 2010-7-11 | Ready for WP 3.0
    yaCAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA plugin for WordPress that helps you block comment spam from automated bots.

Password Protect

    AskApache Password Protect

    Downloaded: 50,742 | Last Updated: 2010-9-6 | Ready for WP 3.0
    This plugin Adds Crazy Additional Password Protection and Security to your blog.

Content Protector

Protect your Data Base


    Downloaded: 600,517 | Last Updated: 2008-12-10 | Compatible Up to WP 2.9.2
    WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.


    Downloaded: 249,946 | Last Updated: 2010-10-5 | Ready for WP 3.0
    Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database.

Other Plugins

    GD Press Tools

    Downloaded: 88,105 | Last Updated: 2010-8-19 | Ready for WP 3.0
    GD Press Tools is a collection of various administration, seo, maintenance, backup and security related tools that can help with everyday blog tasks

    Admin SSL

    Downloaded: 24,154 | Last Updated: 2009-2-17 | Compatible Up to WP 2.7.1
    Secures any WordPress URL using Private or Shared SSL. Once the plugin is activated go to the Admin SSL config page to enable SSL and read the install


    Downloaded: 20,969 | Last Updated: 2010-8-24 | Ready for WP 3.0
    This is a plugin to restrict content to be viewable by registered members

    Configure SMTP

    Downloaded: 20,791 | Last Updated: 2010-9-29 | Ready for WP 3.0
    Configure SMTP mailing in WordPress, including support for sending e-mail via SSL/TLS (such as GMail).

    User Role Editor

    Downloaded: 17,771 | Last Updated: 2010-9-21 | Ready for WP 3.0
    User Role Editor WordPress plugin makes the role capabilities changing easy. You can change any standard WordPress user role (except administrator).

    WordPress Tweaks

    Downloaded: 17,936 | Last Updated: 2008-6-30 | Compatible Up to WP 2.5.1A must-have plugin that adds many useful settings pertaining to comments, posts, SEO, security, the administration back-end, and more.

    Mini Mail Dashboard Widget

    Downloaded: 10,372 | Last Updated: 2010-8-29 | Ready for WP 3.0
    Send and receive e-mails on the administration panel and optionally receive SMS messages when new messages arrive.

I hope you love this collection. If you have any sugestion or any thinks else, please feel free to say it!
Thanks… :)

8 Comments to “25+ Most Downloaded Free WordPress Security Plugins”

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  1. Thanks for sharing the good list the most thing i love about wordpress is security

  2. blogusion says:

    very nice plugin list, thank you for sharing

  3. These are very nice plugins. I may be updating my security.

  4. abzal says:

    Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Jean says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful security plugins.
    Love wordpress very much !!!

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