Why We Use Wordfence (Reason #256)
OK, maybe there aren’t that many reasons, but there is one that counts, and that is: Wordfence is the best security plugin for WordPress out there, period. Here’s an excellent article on one of the ways Wordfence keeps our sites secure, titled “Remote Scanning vs Source Code Scanning“. Without getting too technical, source code scans cover everything that makes your site what it is, including images, while remote scans can only cover, by their nature, the end result your source code produces. Here’s a great metaphor (and you know how we love metaphors) taken directly from the article:
“Imagine you ask someone to check your home for a rat infestation. They arrive at your house, but they don’t get out of their car. They’re parked on the other side of the street and they’re examining your front door, front garden, porch, the walls on the front of your home, parts of the basement windows that they can see. Once they don’t find anything they honk the horn, shout out the car window “Yo, your home is clean” and drive off. Doesn’t sound very effective does it?”
No, it does not! So, if you want to keep your WordPress site “rat-free”, you need Wordfence. If you need help installing or using it, be sure to call us!