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.

Maintained & Supported by WP White Security

WP White Security builds high-quality niche WordPress security & admin plugins such as Password Policy Manager, a plugin with which you can ensure all your users use strong passwords.

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WP 2FA Key plugin features & capabilities

  • Free Two-factor authentication (2FA) for all users
  • Supports TOTP (code from app like Google Authenticator) 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
  • 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.
  • 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.


9 juni 2020
I wanted to add 2FA to my site. I tried lot of 2FA capable plugin but this was the best. Small, easy to use and well configurable. The support also fine, I got answer to my questions in a short time. Recommended...
22 mei 2020
The plugin, which looks great, unfortunately is not working. It does not accept the passcode generated by google authenticator during the installation. Neither the wizard nor the installation through users > WP 2FA works. To the folks at WP White Security, I'll be happy to share further details/screenshots if that's helpful. Please email me directly through my wordpress.org account or reply to this message with an email address I can contact you at. Thanks. EDIT: The plug in is working correctly. The issue is with the NTP / chrony daemon on the Linux server. The issue on the server side has been resolved and the plugin is working correctly.
7 mei 2020
I had some questions about this plugin and the developer was very responsive and helpful. The plugin works well and the most recent update seemed to kill any bugs it had earlier. The email template feature is great! Super great to have this option and I will for sure use it on other websites.
7 mei 2020
Tried many and none worked .(we have a custom login page)....hey this one worked straight out of the box. Kudos!
22 april 2020
Quite possibly the easiest to set up 2FA client plugin. Setup options are in clear English with little in the way of ambiguity. Easy step by step setup makes this plugin shine! Personal recommendation: Install the Google Authenticator app on your phone first, before installing this plugin.
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1.3.0 (2020-06-04)

Release notes: WP 2FA 1.3: Front-end 2FA setup & improved 2FA policies

  • New features

    • 2FA setup website page for users who do not have access the dashboard and want to setup 2FA.
    • Front-end 2FA setup page email tag so the link to setup 2FA can be included in the user emails.
    • A number of shortcodes to setup your own 2FA configuration page.
    • Setting to enable/disable every individual email notification.
  • Improvements

    • 2FA Policies can now be enforced both by role and to specific users at the same time.
    • Administrators are redirected to the 2FA settings after completing the wizard.
    • Standardized the handling and error notifications for the custom from email address and display name placeholders.
  • Bug fixes

    • Addressed a number of minor UI issues in the plugin wizard.
    • Sites excluded in the wizard on multisite networks not excluded in config.
    • Username was not properly retrieved and shown in the backup code print export.
    • Users’ grace period database entry was not deleted when admin removed the policies.

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