Two-Factor Authentication, (aka Two-Step Verification, 2FA) is an additional layer of security you can add to your WordPress login page. With 2FA it is virtually impossible for attackers to login to your WordPress, even if they guess your user’s password. Two-factor authentication is also good to help mitigate WordPress brute force attacks. Read our article An Introduction to Two-Factor Authentication in WordPress for a detailed explanation of what it is and how it works. WordPress does not have 2FA by default, so you need a plugin to enable it. Below is a compilation of some of the best Two-Factor Authentication WordPress plugins currently available. At the end of the article I also explain why some of the popular 2FA plugins were not included in this compilation. Google Authenticator Google Authenticator is the first Two-Factor Authentication WordPress plugin I have used. It is available for free and is the most simple, easy to setup plugin. It is also the most basic one. Setting up 2FA for your WordPress cannot be easier. Once you install the plugin visit your profile page, enable the Google Authenticator Settings and scan the QR code with the Google Authenticator app on your
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