Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security feature that adds an extra layer of protection to your WordPress account. When 2FA is enabled, you will be required to enter a code from your phone in addition to your username and password when you log in. This makes it much more difficult for someone to gain unauthorized access to your account, even if they have your username and password.
To enable 2FA on WordPress, you will need to install and activate a 2FA plugin. There are a number of 2FA plugins available, but some of the most popular include:
- Duo Security
- Google Authenticator
Once you have installed and activated a 2FA plugin, you will need to configure it. The specific steps for configuring 2FA will vary depending on the plugin that you are using. However, in general, you will need to:
- Generate a security key on your phone.
- Enter the security key into the WordPress settings page.
- Test the 2FA configuration by logging out of WordPress and then logging back in.
Once you have enabled 2FA, you will be prompted to enter a code from your phone whenever you log in to WordPress. This code will change every 30 seconds, so it is important to enter the code quickly and accurately.
Enabling 2FA is a simple and effective way to improve the security of your WordPress account. If you have not already enabled 2FA, I encourage you to do so.