7) Wordfence Security
Active Installs: Over 1+ million
Wordfence Security is a 100% free, open source complete security system for your WordPress Blog. It protects your WordPress Blog from potential security threats such as hacking attempts and malware infections. Due it’s extensive features and free price tag, Wordfence has become the most downloaded WordPress Security plugin of all time, currently with over 8 million downloads and over 1 million active Installs! What I find most awesome about Wordfence is that for only $39 per year, you can set it up to regularly scan your site for infections, on a schedule of your choice! It will scan your blog’s source code compare against the code in the Official WordPress repository, to ensure there are no unusual differences or malicious changes. The cool part is that it not only checks your WordPress “Core” Code, it even checks your theme and plugin code as well!
Wordfence can also help you to keep your Blog off of Google’s SEO black-list. It does this by checking your comments and posts for unsafe URL’s against Google’s Safe Browsing list. Wordfence also detects if their are any security problems on your site, such as a backdoor exploit, content leachers, or any other unwanted intrusion and will alert you via email of it. Wordfence can also help you repair your blog if its been hacked, even if you don’t have a backup. In addition to all these awesome features, Wordfence also includes free firewall, brute force protection, and much, much more.
Active Installs: Over 60,000+
SumoMe is like the swiss army knife of Marketing Plugins!
SumoMe currently has over a dozen free tools you to grow your WordPress blog, all rolled into one! SumoMe’s tools make it easy to grow your email list, share your content, and increase your traffic.
Here’s the lowdown on their awesome tools:
- With their super-popular List Builder tool, you can create a fancy pop up lightbox to capture email subscribers. It supports almost all of the major email providers such as MailChimp, ActiveCampaign, ConvertKit, AWeber, & GetResponse.
- Their Share Bar tool makes it simple for people to share your great content – it includes all the major social networks and works seamlessly whether you’re on desktop or mobile.
- Welcome Mat displays a full-screen “call to action” that shows when visitors arrive on your site. You can use it to ask visitors to join your email list, to promote webinars and podcasts, to check out popular blog posts, and so much more!
- Their Smart Bar is a Floating Bar that can make appear at the top, or bottom of your site. You can use it to encourage people to subscribe to your email list, promote a product or service, to check out a specific post, follow you on your social profiles or any other call to action you want to promote.
They also have a Sumo Store where you install even more great free & paid tools! So instead of going crazy going around and installing multiple Plugins, you can use SumoMe as your all-in-one solution!