Are there Wordpress Plugins to Prevent Hacking?
Last Update: October 08, 2019
We had this question pop-up today at Wealthy Affiliate where a member was asking whether there are any WordPress plugins that can be installed that will prevent hacking. The answer is "NO", and in-fact, Plugins are the main reason that Websites get hacked in the first place. With every plugin that is installed on your website, this gives a potential hacker an entrance point where they can attack your website. My suggestion to prevent this is to install the least amount of plugins possible. Obviously all websites need plugins to extend the functionality of the site, but do no go "Plugin Crazy". A site can function very well with 5 plugins or less and certainly no more than 10. So what if your site does get hacked? Well, if you are hosting your website here at Wealthy Affiliate on our state-of-the-art hosting platform then we'll not only detect the hacking attempt, we'll remove any malicious code that was added to your site and we will patch up your website so you are no longer vulnerable. This is part of our PREMIUM website monitoring that all premium members have by default on ALL websites hosted at WA. The best part is that we do this quietly in the background and only notify you if absolutely necessary. Every day we fix many websites to keep them up and running without anyone knowing. NO other web host does this. If you were hosting a website with another web host and you got hacked they would most likely just delete your website (content and all). Plugins are not a solution for stoping hacking attempts, the more plugins you have, the more at risk you are to get hacked. Carson