Category: two-factor authentication

WP 2FA 1.4: Support for Authy, FreeOTP, and other 2FA apps

Many have chosen to use our WP 2FA plugin because you do not have to be a developer or a security ninja to enable and require 2FA on your website. Our two-factor authentication plugin is dead easy to use. Today, we are taking it a step further; we are releasing an update in which we […]

WP 2FA 1.3: 2FA setup website page & improved 2FA policies

The most highly requested WP 2FA feature we are asked for is to allow users to setup two-factor authentication from a website page. In eCommerce stores and membership / subscription websites users only have access to custom user profile pages, so it was not possible for them to setup 2FA. With this update of our […]

Secure your WordPress login with these easy-to-use plugins

When it comes to managing your WordPress site, keeping your login secure and working well should be of top priority. Whether you operate an eCommerce store, or a membership site, making sure that your users utilize a strong username and password combination is essential to securing your website against outside threats and hacking attempts. And […]

WordPress Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): what is it & using it on your site

The security of your WordPress website depends on the systems you put in place to protect it and harden its security. With the sharp increase of automated password guessing, your users’ sensitive information and access to your site are more at risk than ever. This is why it’s so important to protect your WordPress site […]

WP 2FA 1.2: Multisite networks support, configurable email notifications templates & other updates

Today we are excited to release WP 2FA update 1.2. In just a month, our easy-to-use two-factor authentication (2FA) plugin has been downloaded more than 1,000 times. It received very good reception, and many of you sent us feedback. Thank you for that. The highlights of this update are support for WordPress multisite network, configurable […]

Say hello to WP 2FA – a new free WordPress two-factor authentication plugin

An administrator should be able to add two-factor authentication (2FA) to a WordPress site easily within minutes. The admin should also be able to configure policies to make 2FA compulsory, and users should be able setup 2FA without requiring any training or technical knowledge. We started developing WP 2FA with that in mind: develop an […]

What are the 2FA backup codes?

When you use two-factor authentication (2FA) on your WordPress website, you need the username, password, and a one-time code to login. The one-time code can be generated by an app, sent to you over email, or generated by a third party specialized device. However, how can you still login if you not have access to […]

Using the Google Authenticator app for WordPress 2FA

Whenever you implement a security measure, you should also have some sort of fallback. You do not want to be compromised by the failure of a single component. This is known as defense in depth. When you manage a WordPress website, one of the most important aspects of security is authentication, a.k.a. how you login […]

Why you need both Two-factor Authentication & strong passwords on WordPress sites

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an important part of maintaining the security of a WordPress site. However, 2FA alone isn’t enough to harden your WordPress site authentication. Strong passwords are also an important part, even when using two-factor authentication. In this article we review 2FA, explain how hackers are bypassing it in some cases, and provide […]

Prevention is the way to go when it comes to WordPress security

A common misconception is that malicious hackers only target websites with large income, or those that store valuable sensitive information. However, WordPress websites generally get a lot of unwanted attention, which is why it’s important to take preventive measures from the get-go. The good news is that (on top of basic measures such as having […]