Google Authenticator

The Google Authenticator plugin for WordPress gives you two-factor authentication using the Google Authenticator app for Android/iPhone/Blackberry.

If you are security aware, you may already have the Google Authenticator app installed on your smartphone, using it for two-factor authentication on your Gmail or Google Apps account.

The two-factor authentication requirement can be enabled on a per-user basis. You could enable it for your administrator account, but log in as usual with less privileged accounts.

If You need to maintain your blog using an Android/iPhone app, or any other software using the XMLRPC interface, you can enable the App password feature in this plugin, but please note that enabling the App password feature will make your blog less secure.


  • Install and activate the plugin.
  • Enter a description on the Users -> Profile and Personal options page, in the Google Authenticator section.
  • Scan the generated QR code with your phone, or enter the secret manually (remember to pick the time based one).
  • Remember to hit the Update profile button at the bottom of the page before leaving the Personal options page.
  • That's it, your WordPress blog is now a little more secure.