WP 2FA – Two-factor Authentication for WordPress



Add an extra layer of security to your WordPress website login page and its users. Enable two-factor authentication (2FA), the best protection against users using weak passwords, and automated password guessing and brute force attacks.

Use the WP 2FA plugin to enable two-factor authentication for your WordPress administrator user, and to enforce your website users, or some of them to use 2FA. This plugin is very easy to use. It has wizards with clear instructions, so even non technical users can setup 2FA without requiring technical assistance.

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WP 2FA Key plugin features & capabilities

  • Free Two-factor authentication (2FA) for all users
  • Supports TOTP (code from 2FA apps like Google Authenticator and Authy) and OTP (email based codes)
  • Supports 2FA backup codes
  • Very easy to use and wizard driven
  • Use policies to enforce 2FA with a grace period or require your users to instantly setup 2FA upon login
  • Protection against automated password guessing and dictionary attacks

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Related Links and Documentation

From within WordPress

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘WP 2FA’
  3. Install & activate the WP 2FA from your Plugins page.


  1. Download the plugin from the WordPress plugins repository
  2. Unzip the zip file and upload the wp-2fa folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the WWP 2FA plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


  • The first-time install wizard allows you to setup 2FA on your website and for your user within seconds.
  • The wizards make setting up 2FA very easy, so even non technical users can setup 2FA without requiring help.
  • You can require users to enable 2FA and also give them a grace period to do so.
  • Users can also use one-time codes via email as a two-factor authentication method.
  • You can use policies to require users to instantly set up and use 2FA, so the next time they login they will be prompted with this.
  • It is recommended for all users to also generate backup codes, in case they cannot access the primary device.
  • In the user profile users only have a few 2FA options, so it is not confusing for them and everything is self explanatory.
  • The plugin blocks the accounts of users who are required to have 2FA but fail to enable it within the grace period, so they do not jeopardize the security of your website.


September 5, 2020
I develop and host wordpress websites, so I have several clients. I'm now advising all of them to use 2FA for best security, and WP 2FA is my plugin of choice to recommend. I like this plugin so much, I moved from 2FAS Light to this, for my own wordpress sites. Especially when introducing 2FA to clients with several users on their websites, a simple, intuitive experience is key—and WP 2FA's wizard experience is perfect for this. They log in, they're prompted to set up 2FA, then they go on with their business. This is a simple, straightforward plugin that does the job well! Keep up the good work, developers!
August 26, 2020
Good solution, could force MFA if you like, sends emails to your users - great. And support is answering fast.
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Contributors & Developers

“WP 2FA – Two-factor Authentication for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.4.2 (2020-09-02)

  • New features

  • Improvements

    • Users can setup 2FA via their smart device without the need to scan the QR code.
    • When instant 2FA is required, existing user sessions are not terminated. Instead they are redirected to the 2FA wizard.
    • The dates and times used in emails and notifications have the same format as that configured in WordPress.
    • The dates and times strings used in the plugin and emails are fully translatable.
    • Added a subject to the login confirmation code email.
    • Better error reporting when required settings are missing.
    • Removed all reference to the Google Authenticator app. Now all messages are generic for all 2FA apps.
    • Standardized the order of placeholders in 2FA wizard.
  • Bug fixes

    • Users unable to setup 2FA in some edge cases because of a HTTP 400 error response during the wizard.
    • Grace period settings hid unexpectedly upon changing the settings.
    • The wrong grace period was being added to the user emails.
    • Wrong grace period shown in user email when users are required to instantly setup 2FA.
    • Users were able to disable 2FA after setting it up, even when 2FA is enforced.

Refer to the complete plugin changelog for more detailed information about what was new, improved and fixed in previous version updates of WP 2FA.