Why Bloggers need Wordfence
So as you know I am not a technical blogger and so I seldom do review on anything technical but I wanted to share with you my experience of using Wordfence over the last week.
You might have seen on my Facebook wall a couple of weeks ago that my site was acting very strange. In fact my site and my friend Gavin Mountford’s sites were mysteriously going down and coming back at exactly the same time.
Different servers, different hosts…
How could this be?
We check the plugins were using to see if there were any similarities and we also we also considered that it might be a optimise press vulnerability.
Then someone in a wordpress group asked if I had run wordfence to see if there was anything showing up?
I didn’t know what it was, but I did some investigating and found that it was a free wordpress security plug in. That does some pretty cool stuff. I’m not going to tell you what it does exactly, because I don’t talk computer language, but I can show you in Beth language what it does so you can see if this is something you might want to use yourself.
What I do know is, since running it and fixing things, my site has been happy, which makes me happy too.
According to the Wordfence website, this is what Wordfence does:
“If one WordPress site running Wordfence is attacked, the attacker is blocked and all other sites also running Wordfence block that attacker.
Wordfence is the only WordPress security plugin that provides this kind of real-time distributed protection as it learns from other sites that are attacked.
It’s part of what makes us the best WordPress security plugin in the business. But that’s just the beginning of what we do to protect your site and help you recover from an attack”
Here’s my non techy beth review.
Have you used Wordfence? What has your experience been? Do you have any wordpress hacking nightmares to share?
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