It’s highly recommended to use two-factor authentication for your online accounts to secure them from hacking attacks. Here I’m not only talking about Google, Twitter or Facebook accounts but I want to make you concern about your WordPress.Org blog or website. In fact, if you’re running a profitable blog or any business website on WordPress CMS, it’s mandatory for you to enable Two-Factor Authentication.
However, as I already discussed in previous posts that Google and Twitter has built-in feature to enable two-factor authentication but in case of WordPress, there is no built-in option to do so. Still, you can do it by using some special WordPress plugins that I’m going to disclose in this article.
WordPress Plugins to Enable Two-Factor Authentication
Here’s a few WordPress plugins for two-factor authentication that you can confidentially install to secure your WordPress blog.
Authy Two Factor Authentication
Authy Two Factor Authentication is the best WordPress plugin for two-step authentication. To enable this plugin, you will have to signup to get its API and then after installing and activating the plugin, you can enable Two-Factor authentication.
Read: The Complete Guide for Authy Two Factor Authentication
Clef Two Factor Authentication
However, this plugin is also used for two-factor authentication but it is completely different from the above one. In fact, in the above plugin, you can verify authorship by receiving One Time Password on your mobile number, but this Clef Two Factor Authentication is totally different. It replaces the insecure passwords and cumbersome one-time codes with the beautiful Clef Wave that you will have to verify through smartphone app of Clef which is available for two platforms – Android and iOS.
Rublon two-factor authentication plugin helps you protect your WordPress admin without any effort. It support two types of verification – email-based two-factor authentication and mobile app based. You can use mobile app based authentication for extra security.
Two Factor Auth
This is another two-factor authentication WordPress plugin to secure your blog from unauthorized access. So, while using this plugin, nobody can enter your WordPress panel without One Time Password sent to you.
The Google Authenticator plugin for WordPress gives you two-factor authentication for your WordPress admin area using the Google Authenticator app for Android/iPhone/Blackberry.
Duo Two-Factor Authentication
With this Duo Two-Factor Authentication plugin, you can easily add two-factor authentication to your WordPress website. It gives various ways for authenticate login such as using mobile app, using OTP (One Time Password) on SMS enabled phone and more.
These are the best plugins to enable two-factor authentication on your WordPress website. If you find any one else, don’t forget to mention in the comments.
Nowadays 2FA is very much necessary indeed. Growing threats and attacks on a website makes it strive to stay fit and loss of users credentials will make them potentially weak. Good list, Raman. My personal favorite is Clef. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for your feedback, Roxy. Keep visiting. 🙂