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So much have been said about site hacking and the best practices to protect WordPress blogs. I have personally published some articles about recent WordPress hack attempts and how to stay saf e on this blog. But the truth is that any password can be cracked it’s just only a matter of time but with Google 2step verif ication, you are surely adding another security layer to your site. Today I want to teach you how I enabled Google 2-step verif ication on my WordPress blog – Netmediablog. But f irst let me explain to you how Google 2-step verif ication works. Whenever you want to login to the admin dashboard of your WordPress site, you will be required to enter your username and password as you normally used to do, then enter a random generated code f rom your phone. Google 2-step verif ication will reduce the chances of your account being hacked since a random code will have to be generated every time you want to login to your dashboard. So even if someone knows your username and password, they still can’t have access to your dashboard since it is required they will enter the random generated code f rom your phone.
Enable Google 2-step verif ication on WordPress Now let’s get started, this tutorial is a very simply and straight f orward one, so f ollow the guide caref ully to enable Google 2-step verif ication on your WordPress site. First download and install the Google authenticator app on your smartphone/tablet (Android, iOS, Windows phone, Blackberry, PalmOS, webOS only). For the sake of this tutorial I will be using Android as the example.
T hen install and activate the Google Authenticator plugin on your WordPress blog. Visit your WordPress account prof ile (Users > Your Prof ile) you will notice the addition of Google authenticator settings pane.
Next is to conf igure the Google authenticator settings according to your need. Check the “Active” checkbox to enable the Google 2-step verif ication on your WordPress blog or the “Relaxed mode” to enable a relaxed mode that will allow you to use the random generated code on your phone f or up to 4 minutes. Next is the description and secret key, just enter any description that will best describe your blog, in my case I simply entered the name of my blog there. T hen copy the secret key and save it somewhere secure. Scan the generated QR code with your phone or enter the secret manually on your phone. You may not need the rest part of the settings except you are using XML-RPC (remote publishing) on your blog. If you do then check the “Enable App password” checkbox and save your settings. Launch the Google authenticator app you installed on your smartphone/tablet. Enter same description you entered on your prof ile page on the Google authenticator app on your smartphone and the secret key too. T hen choose the time-based type of key (this will generate ransom codes that will last just one minute bef ore it expires) and tap on “Add” to save your Google authenticator app on your smartphone. Next is to log out and re-login to your WordPress dashboard. Every time you want to login to your dashboard, af ter entering your username and password as usual, open the Google authenticator app on your phone and enter the 6-digits code and login. If you do not get the code correctly you won’t be able to login to your dashboard.
Now I hope you f ind this tutorial interesting and I recommend you enable Google 2-step verif ication on your WordPress blog today to stay saf e. If you have any questions or contributions concerning this topic “How to enable Google 2-step verif ication on WordPress“, please use the comment section to share/ask. If you have not subscribed to my RSS f eed, I will also recommend you do so now so you won’t lose any of my interesting articles.