Getting hacked is a total bummer, right? Right. But you can stop it with this plugin — WordPress Firewall. It won't stop every determined hacker from zapping your blog — but it's definitely worth installing if you're maintaining more than a few blogs.

After all, you simply can't upgrade every blog instantly every time a vulnerability is published for WordPress or any of the plugins you've got installed. So this plugin might buy you some much-needed time … and sanity.

It investigates web requests with simple WordPress-specific heuristics to identify and stop most obvious attacks.

Here is the basic feature list —

0. Blocks most common attacks by default for WordPress and all of your installed plugins.
1. Emails are sent to a configured email address. They look like this —

wordpress firewall email alert

2. Lets you whitelist your IP.
3. Lets you whitelist a page, a variable in a page, or a variable on every page. It's pre-configured with some rules that stop it from misbehaving in places where bad-looking data could be found — and vulnerabilities are unlikely to be lurking — comment bodies, post bodies, etc.

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