Ninjas are very common in WordPress. More often than not, you’ll find a ninja doing a specific job in a form of a plugin. While one of his siblings is renowned for creating squeeze pages in a form of OptIn Ninja, this guy devoted his life to protecting the entire WordPress installation so that others can feel safe when on the job. He is Security Ninja.
Security Ninja should be a part of every WordPress website. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional who’s already worked with numerous WordPress sites, security is equally important. Don’t let security holes compromise the content which took days, months and even years of your lives. Don’t let wannabe hackers crush your site just because they tested a script found on black forums. It’s easy to be safe when a ninja is your bodyguard! Let’s us show you what can this little guy do for you.
This premium plugin has been actively serving WordPress users more than 3 years. During this period of time, it’s been sold over 3000 times on CodeCanyon and the plugin recently became completely free! It’s good to know that it had a rating of 4.52/5 average based on 457 ratings! Customers have all the good words about the plugin. Here’s what one of them said about Security Ninja:
“The tips and suggestions provided by this plugin are very useful, for most of them I was doing Internet research and now my life is much easier. Great plugin and I recommend it for any WordPress user. Thank you.”
After you install Security Ninja, the entire site can be trusted in hands of a professional. Within few click of a mouse button, you can perform more than 30 security tests on your WordPress site! You don’t have to know much about WP, programming or Internet security at all. Once you click the Run tests button, everything will be done within a few minutes.
Tests include checking for updates, plugins, themes, and different files and functions which are known to hold security holes. See them all in action
After the tests have been done, the ninja will show you a neatly organized table with everything you need to know. Each and every test will get a green Good or a red Critical status which will draw your attention to possible risks on your sites. Although these tests cover years of experience, don’t take them for granted. While in most cases everything will be just as described, please take your time to read the description before taking actions. Before you actually do delete files and make important changes, please make sure that you have a backup in place.
Before you start worrying that Security Ninja might delete something or break your site, we’d like to inform you that the plugin won’t make any changes to your WordPress installations. Once the tests are completed, you will get detailed descriptions and tips on how to solve the issues. Developers of the plugin even included code snippets which might solve most of your problems.
Take note that all the suggestions and test results apply to public sites, not development ones you might have locally installed.
- run more than 30 security tests including brute-force attacks
- check your site for security vulnerabilities and holes
- take preventive measures against attacks
- don’t let script kiddies hack your site
- prevent 0-day exploit attacks
- use included code snippets for quick fixes
- add-ons available for adding extra protection
- extensive help and descriptions of tests included
- fast and professional support
Everything mentioned earlier comes with the basic Security Ninja plugin. In order to have a complete protection, you will be interested in different add-ons available for Security Ninja.
Core Scanner add-on
As you might already know, WordPress is made of many core files which contain the code used for the platform to work properly. These files are regularly updated by WordPress and are very important overall. Sometimes, hackers may use malicious plugins or a different approach in order to modify the files which may harm your website. That’s why it’s important to know that your core files are intact. Core Scanner add-on will help you with that.
This add-on will scan WP core files with one click and will identify each and every problematic file there is. It will allow you to restore modified files; a great option if someone edited or deleted the file by accident or on purpose. The add-on will fix broken WP auto-updates and will let you view files’ source code which will be colored to help you find the modifications.
Malware Scanner add-on
Malware is everywhere and that includes WordPress. While it’s always recommended to install plugins and themes only from a safe source, sooner or later you will end up installing a malware which may seriously hurt your website. But if you’re using Malware Scanner add-on, your life might get quite easier. Instead of worrying about malicious files, let this add-on find them all! All you have to do is to click a button.
Malware Scanner will perform more than 20 test on all files. It will go through all of your themes and plugins (both active and inactive ones), and it will check the entire wp-upload folder for bad files. You can also scan your DB tables and see the exact parts of the file that malware scanner marked as suspicious. The add-on will allow you to whitelist files for which you can guarantee are safe, and it will also let you delete the harmful ones.
Scheduled Scanner add-on
If you want a piece of mind, Scheduled Scanner can take worries away. Instead of performing tests manually, this add-on will do it automatically for you. It allows you to schedule tests, and the add-on will send you email reports. It can also notify you when your site gets hacked!
Events Logger add-on
The last tool in this ninja’s bag of features can monitor everything that is done on your site. Events Logger can monitor, track and log more than 50 events on the site in great details. By allowing all the tracking, you will know what’s happening on your site – anytime and anywhere. The add-on will write down each and every action on your site and it will track users. This is a perfect tool to prevent “I didn’t do it” conversations with your clients.
Events Logger will monitor comments, file editor, installer, media, menus, posts, Security Ninja, settings, taxonomies, users, and widgets.
If you would like to have the entire package, you should note that Security Ninja also comes in a bundle which will save you money. Security is important, so take an extra minute and give this plugin a chance. Once you witness the power of Security Ninja, you’ll probably want it on every site that you own or build.