The login security is one of the important parts of a website, that everyone should enable that to keep safe there content. When we are talking about login security, that time it can be the login security of social media, like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, IMO, or any other platforms. Always we are looking forward to keeping our content safe in every place. So, when it comes to WordPress website login security the entry portion where we enter the information and getting login there. So, that’s why the login part of the WordPress website is much important to keep safe from unknown attacks, Viruses, and force login attempts.
However, if you are using a WordPress website then you might notice it that unknown attempts are coming to enter your website. For example, someone is attempting lots of usernames and passwords, until they should get one to access. One is very important to tell you, always keep in mind to enter a heavy password for the usernames, whether that should be a website or social networks platform. Most of the website owners are entering the password by adding “1234”, which is much easy that attackers should get access.
Indeed there are various ways to keep safe your login pages. For example, you can hide your login page, creating a separate login page. But for a better experience, the Two-Factor Authentication is the best solution to keep safe your WordPress website login page. The Two-Factor Authentication is the best protection source to keep your login WordPress page. While entering your website always you will be asked to enter the digits number. It keeps your WordPress website more secure from unknown login attempts, attacks. Through this guide, I will walk you on how to set up two-factor authentication for the WordPress website.
What is Two-Factor Authentication?
The Two-Factor Authentication is the option in which computer user is granted to access only after successfully presenting. The two-factor authentication known as 2FA is a type, or subset, of multi-factor authentication. It is a method where asked the users to identify themselves in two different ways. For example, while withdrawing money through ATM, you will be required to enter the PIN code. In case, if you lost your ATM card the other person can’t access to that card.
Additionally, the single-factor authentication is just you require to enter the Username and password. But the two-factor authentication security asks you to enter the Username, password, plus the authentication code.
Set up Two-Factor Authentication for WordPress Website
1. Install Wordfence Security
Google finalized an application for the users to improve there security performance for there website. Now the Google Authenticator application is available on the App Store of your mobile. After downloading it on your mobile you can improve this security for your WordPress website. So, check below for better instruction.
Step 1. To enable the two-factor authentication on for your WordPress website. Login to your website dashboard. When you get there click on Plugins>Add New.
Step 2. When the other page appeared, navigate to search bar and type there “Wordfence” and press enter. Once the Wordfence searched click “Install Now”.
Step 3. When the Wordfence successfully installed click “Activate”.
Step 4. Once the Wordfence plugin activated on your website. In the dashboard left-handed menu bar click on Wordfence and select the “Login Security” option.
Step 5. When the login security window opened there you will see a barcode. Therefore, you need to connect the two-factor authentication with Google Authenticator which you installed on your mobile device. To do that, click on “Scan a Barcode” then scan the barcode of two-factor authentication of Wordfence. After that, the scan successfully has done you will see the “6 digits number” enter that in the Wordfence code place and finally click “Activate”.
Step 6. When the two-factor authentication activated the “Download recover codes” appear. So, click on the Download option.
2. Install Google Authenticator on your mobile
When the Wordfence installed on your WordPress website. After that, you need to install the Google Authenticator application for your mobile. Also, the Google Authenticator is available for both versions of mobile iPhone, & Android.
Step 1. Open up your mobile for Google Authenticator installation. And navigate to App Store, click the search bar and type there Google Authenticator then press enter. Once it appeared, click on the “Install” option.
Step 2. When the installation completed click “Open”.
Step 3. After you turn on two-step verification for your Google account (or other accounts), you will need to provide the digits code. However, to start the Google Authenticator click on Begin.
Step 4. Whenever you sign in to Google, you will enter your username and password. But when you activate the two-factor authenticator, without the codes you will not able to go ahead into your account. Simply click on skip option to go ahead.
Step 5. When everything performed log-out your website. Enter your username and password, then check it the two-factor authentication is working or not?. If that is working so open Google authenticator on your mobile device. Automatically the app will generate a code, enter the code in the “2FA” place then hit enter.
There several kinds of plugins that you can use for your WordPress two-factor authentication. But as I experienced the best plugin is Wordfence for better security performance. Indeed the Wordfence has many many features that you can use to clean up the viruses of your website. When your website is getting slow down then use Wordfence clean option to remove malware errors. Additionally, if you faced any kind of problem, feel free to use the comment section for your solution.