Recently I built a Two-Factor (2FA) Authentication via Email plugin for WordPress. It’s 2FA via email and a unique one-click login link that expires after 15 minutes. A preview of the plugin is below!
Two-factor authentication is an essential security feature that can help protect your WordPress site from unauthorized access. My 2FA plugin bypasses the need to use a code and instead it’a s simple one-click login link. This adds an extra layer of security to your site and helps to prevent unauthorized access.
The Two-Factor (2FA) Authentication via Email plugin is a simple and easy-to-use plugin that allows you to enable two-factor authentication via email on your WordPress site. In this article, we will show you how to enable two-factor authentication in WordPress using the this plugin.
Step 1: Install and Activate the Two-Factor (2FA) Authentication via Email Plugin
The first step is to install and activate the plugin. You can do this by navigating to the Plugins page in the WordPress admin area and clicking on the “Add New” button. In the search bar, type “Two-Factor (2FA) Authentication via Email” and click on the “Install Now” button. Alternatively you can download the plugin from the official plugin page on WordPress. After the plugin is installed, click on the “Activate” button to activate it.
Step 2: Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Users
You can enable two-factor authentication for individual users on your site. To do this, navigate to the “Users” page in the WordPress admin area and click on the user for whom you want to enable two-factor authentication. Scroll down to the “Two-Factor (2FA) Authentication via Email” section and select the toggle option to enable 2FA for this user. Click on the “Save Changes” (or Update Profile) button to enable two-factor authentication for the user.
Step 4: Test Two-Factor Authentication
After enabling two-factor authentication for a user, you should test it to ensure that it is working correctly. To do this, log out of the user’s account and try to log in again. You should receive an email with a one-click login link. Click this link (or the button), and if everything is working correctly, you should be logged in to the user’s account.
To wrap up, two-factor authentication via email is a simple and effective way to add an extra layer of security to your WordPress site. With the Two-Factor (2FA) Authentication via Email plugin, you can easily enable two-factor authentication for your users and protect your site from unauthorized access. Follow the steps outlined in this article to enable two-factor authentication via email in WordPress.
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