Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Your Account

For the security conscious, this is really important. Especially the self-hosted WordPress instances…

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Because we want to make WordPress.com accounts as secure as we can, we’ve made it easier for you to set up two-factor authentication for your account, so you can take advantage of the top-of-the-line security standard.

WordPress.com has supported two-factor authentication (2FA) since 2013. Also known as two-step verification, two-factor authentication allows you to protect your WordPress.com account with both a password and a time-sensitive code you get from your mobile device.

To enable two-step authentication, tap your profile picture to jump into the “Me” section and hit the Security tab. Click on “Two-Step Authentication,” and initiate the setup wizard. You can opt to use an independent mobile app, like Google Authenticator or Authy, that will generate access codes for you, or you can get codes texted to your phone via SMS.

Once two-factor authentication is set up, when logging into your WordPress.com account, you’ll use both…

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4 thoughts on “Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Your Account”

  1. Did this before and I got tired of it. I think it was my gmail account. Not even gonna try it with the blog. Nothing on there the world can’t see. If they post as me I won’t have to 🙂 Just joking. I can see where this is good for some people.

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