One of the biggest nightmares for any website owner is website hacking, which causes revenue loss, reputation loss and also sometimes it’s not easy to recover your hacked WordPress site. I started my first WordPress in late 2013 and my website got hacked by some script kiddies, however, somehow I am able to recover my website.
I worked with many WordPress Security Plugin like All In One WP Security & Firewall and Wordfence Security but I found Security Ninja quite comprehensive in terms of analyzing your site for security vulnerabilities, Malware Scanning, Cloud Firewall, AutoFixer and more.
Note:- Security Ninja (https://wpsecurityninja.com/) works with all plugins except security related ones. There is currently an issue with Wordfence preventing Security Ninja’s test to be performed while Wordfence is active. I will recommend disabling current WordPress Security plugin to create any security conflict.
Getting Started with Security Ninja
1. Open Your Website WordPress Dashboard and navigate to 1.Plugins > Add New and Search for Security Ninja and 3.Click on the “Install Now” option to install it and click on the Activate option to activate it.
2. Now navigate to Tools > Security Ninja
Click on the “Analyze Site” under ‘Security tests” Whicperform 50+ security tests with one click.
After scanning it comes with a Comprehensive Scan result with Pass Test, failed test and Overall site score ratings.
in case of a Failed test, it will provide you Details about issue and tips to fix it. It also provides “Auto Fixer” which will fix this failed text for you but for that, you need pro version of this plugin.
3. As you use WordPress and add more content to your site, it will inevitably lead to garbage data accumulation in your database.
Click on the Database Optimizer Tab and click on the Optimize table option to optimize your Database tables.
4.Restoring hacked sites
SecurityNinja Comes with a Core Scanner module, Which will instantly check Bad Code Hiding in WordPress core files. Core Scanner module is Perfect for restoring hacked sites and removing exploits and fixing accidental file edits/deletes.
5. Stop bad guys before they even get to your site
Cloud Firewall is a module in Security Ninja PRO. Stay one step ahead of bad guys by using collective data from millions of attacked sites.
You can easily ban 600 million bad IPs collected from millions of attacked sites
The module also includes brute-force protection for the login form. Anybody failing to log in too many times gets temporarily banned.6. Scan WP core files with one click
Core Scanner is a module in Security Ninja PRO. It compares all your core WordPress files (over 1,200) with the secure master copy maintained by WordPress.org. With one click you will know if even a byte was changed in any file.
7. Monitor, track and log Your Website Events
Events Logger is a module in Security Ninja PRO. It monitors, tracks and reports every change on your WordPress site, both in the admin and on the frontend.
Security Ninja is best WordPress security plugin with one click website scanning, Malware scanning, stooping Bad IP address to access your website and Malware scanning which is best for removing malware.
It’s lacking in some features like “Renaming login page” , Whitelisting admin IP-address in case of Brute force attacks.