If you didn’t read the prior posts, definitely check out the 2 prior posts in the WordPress series:
- Part 1 of WordPress Plugins: Do’s and Don’ts for WordPress Plugins
- Part 2 of WordPress Plugins: 14 Awesome WordPress Plugins
To keep this post short, from a security standpoint, for now I’m going to focus on spam and blocking various IPs from your WordPress site. I’ll address other security issues in a future post.
As before, I’m going to give you 2 links: one for the WordPress plugin repository, one for the plugin author’s site. You can get the plugin at WordPress.org plugin repository, or via your installation of WordPress by going to Plugins > Add New and putting the name of one of these plugins in the search box.
I link the author’s site for those who want to do further research for the plugin, and as a bit of SEO love for these WordPress plugin developers.
This is not a comprehensive list of all plugins. This is just a list of those I have the most experience with or people I know have recommended. Feel free to join in the comment section with any WordPress anti-spam plugins you have found.