What Is The Best Security Plugin For WordPress – 5 WordPress Security Plugins Compared

Not sure what the best security plugin for WordPress is? In this video, I will be looking at 5 different WordPress security plugins and sharing my experience with each of them.

This video is part of a video series on WordPress security. It will be organized in a WordPress security playlist.

Here are the links to everything discussed in the video:
Security Plugins https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/security/
Wordfence https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/
Article on Wordfence https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/wordfence-review-is-it-really-the-best-wordpress-security-plugin#respond
All In One Security https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/
Securi https://wordpress.org/plugins/sucuri-scanner/
iThemes Security https://www.wpcrafter.com/ithemes-security
Defender https://wordpress.org/plugins/defender-security/


  1. Hey Adam, it would be great to see an updated version of this as I use iThemes latley but a lot of comments are out there that there are better ones. Waiting for the new upload. Thanks!

    1. Nothing better that is also free. Most security plugins that are better also have an annual cost.

  2. Marc Bijl says:

    Hi Adam, thnx for this great video!

    Just wondering: do you know anything about Shield Security for Wordpress? And if so, what’s your opinion?

    Looking for a good security plugin, this one got my attention, and by the reviews around, it seems to do a pretty good job…


    1. Hey Marc, I have never heard of that one. I know there is a bunch out there, I just always want one that has a centralized blacklist.

      1. Marc Bijl says:

        Hi Adam, just installed iThemes, and it feels quite good. However, 10 minutes later I watched your video (webinar) with a topic “Is iThemes still reliable?”Guess what: I’m doubting again…

        In the past I’ve always used Wordfence, and with Live Traffic turned off (and may be some other settings) and WP Rocket as caching plugin, I’ve never experienced performance issues. As said, I gave Shield Security a try and it seems to do a good job too.

        Just wondering: have you done any more research, and can we expect a video on security one of these days; a kind of update/follow up?

        And don’t worry mate, you’re not responsible for me listening to your info and making my own choices; the one responsible for that is just me 😉

        1. So it’s tough. I prefer iThemes Security over WordFence, but those are the only 2 with a centralized network to limit brute-force attempts, which I think is a must. That being said I am not happy that the company changed hands, that has traditionally always been a negative.

          1. Marc Bijl says:

            Thnx for the info again, Adam; didn’t know Wordfence has a centralized network too. Good to know! Yesterday I decided to move my hosting to Siteground, since they get tons of excellent reviews (about speed, security, customer support etc). I read their page about Wordpress security with Siteground hosting:


            It says nothing about using an additional plugin. So I asked the guys: “So if I decide to host my site at Siteground, and follow the steps in the tutorial (https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/wordpress/security/) without addional plugin, I should be pretty safe?”

            The answer: “Yes.” Period.

            And: “Actually it is indeed since we pre-secure the hosting on multiple level, we are fully managed WP webhost; as such we make sure our clients will have minimal effort and carefree experience.”

            So with their hosting, I hope it’s indeed not really necessary to have additional plugins; and just to be sure, I guess I’ll use Wordfence (again), since they have a centralized network as you explained.

          2. A good host will have some proactive measures in place, but it will not fully replace a security plugin solution. They pretty much only watch for brute-force login attempts.

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