Adding extra security to your WordPress sign in page
Securing your WordPress sign-in page is something that should be considered by all WordPress admins. WordPress is the world’s most popular blogging and content management system with approximately 20% of the world’s websites using it. However there are issues with security just like any system out there today. Whether the system is out on the internet or sitting inside a private network there is always going to be someone trying to get past the security to inflict some sort of damage. Therefore it is always a good idea to put as many obstacles as possible in place to hinder these people in their attempts to cause harm to your website or internal systems.
If you are running a WordPress site one of the places I would suggest adding additional security is on the WordPress sign-in page. One of the options to add additional security is by implementing 2-step authentication. Adding this additional security will require a randomly generated six digit code to be input when logging in to your WordPress sign-in page. Even if your username and password are stolen, the person wanting to use your details would also have to have your phone to login. This can be achieved by installing the Google Authenticator plugin.
The Google Authenticator plugin adds 2-step verification to your WordPress sign-in page. Once installed the plugin adds a third field to your WordPress sign-in page. A unique six digit code needs to be entered that is generated by the Google Authenticator app on your smartphone. There are apps for the following platforms:-
Below is a video on how to install and configure the Google Authenticator on your WordPress site.