Here we have made a list of the best two factor authentication WordPress plugin to enable two-step verification on WordPress login page.
WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world, so the hacker always targets it by brute force attacks or other methods.
In brute force attacks, hacker guesses your website’s password and username. If you use a strong password, they can use an advanced tool to hack your site. But to avoid this, you can use two-factor authentication (2 FA) protection. This is the best way to protect your website from such attacks.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) add an extra security layer to your website login process. After enabling 2-factor authentication, when you enter the username and password on the login page, it will ask for additional secret codes.
WordPress does not offer two-factor authentication. For this, you need to install the third-party plugin in your site. There are many plugins in the official WordPress.org that offers two factor authentication (2FA). In this article, we have selected the best WordPress 2-factor authentication plugins that you can use to protect your site for free.
Here is the list of two factor authentication WordPress plugin…
Google Authenticator is another good plugin to add two step verification on your WordPress login page. Its setup is very easy and takes a few minutes.
- It offers Two Factor Authentication (2FA) for 1 User lifetime
- Authentication Methods – Google Authenticator, QR Code, Push Notification, OTP Over SMS and many more
- Multiple Login Options
- It also provides Add-on for customizing.
The plugin support miniOrange Authenticator App, Google Authenticator App, Authy 2-Factor Authentication App.
The plugin is free and very easy to set up, also support Multisite. Once activated click on user profile page and configure the Two-Factor Authentication settings for your site. It also offers Backup codes, if you are unable to provide the two-factor authentication code for any reason, then you can use them to log in.
- Easy setup
- Multisite supported
- Option to use application or email
- Backup codes
- Easy recovery(via FTP) if the phone lost
Keyy Two Factor Authentication (like Clef) is also a great WordPress plugin that increases the security of your site’s login page by adding two step verification. If you want to login to your WordPress site, then you have to scan the code with your smartphone. The plugin replaces your default WordPress login screen with a custom login screen where you can select the QR code and a key wave to log in.
- You can login your site by scanning a code with your phone
- Keyy uses RSA public key cryptography Like SSL
- If you lose your phone, you can also disable the plugin through your web hosting account
- Ability to choose whether to require a password as well as, or instead of, a scan
- Ability for administrators to impose scan/password policies on users
UNLOQ is very easy to set up. The setup process is quite quick. You can setup it on your site in a matter of seconds. With it, you can choose from the following authentication methods,
- Push notification
- Time based one-time password (TOTP)
You can customize your appearance of the login page by adding your own background, website logo and colors.
Google Authenticator is the most popular WordPress plugin for two factor authentication. It is very easy to use and available in free. First, install the plugin on your site and click on Users >> Profile then scroll down to Google Authenticator section. After making all your settings, hit on Update Profile button.
The plugin has not been updated for 2 years but still works very well. So I put it in this list.
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