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The easiest and most secure way to log in to WordPress: no passwords, no temporary codes, single sign-on/off.


  • Feature: adds shortcode to easily render login button
  • Feature: use modal to allow users to login and preserve state when they are logged out with Clef
  • Feature: menu notification when user hasn't configured Clef
  • Feature: by default, embed the Wave in the login form rather than making users click a button
  • Bug fix: issue where if passwords were fully disabled, but Clef wasn't configured, no login form would be shown
  • Bug fix: issue where a new session was opened for every request, not just ones where it was necessary (in admin for Clef users)
  • Bug fix: issue where users can connect the same Clef account to two WordPress accounts
  • Bug fix: issue where if the heartbeat API wasn't available, Clef could interfere with the loading of other plugins
  • Bug fix: issue where prompt to add Clef badge was shown even if the badge was already displayed


  • Bug fix: fixes XMLRPC edge case with login on WordPress Mobile App


  • Feature: improved onboarding experience for new users
  • Bug fix: login now now works with Theme My Login (github/clef/wordpress#125)
  • Bug fix: login now works with Google Captcha (github/clef/wordpress#127)
  • Bug fix: removes unnecessary CSS files on frontend


  • Feature: add framework for Clef affiliate referrals
  • Feature: add a shortcode for displaying the Clef settings
  • Bug fix: error where invite emails errored when there was a blank email
  • Bug fix: issue where Clef button displayed multiple times


  • Feature: customize the Clef login page
  • Feature: configure default site settings that will be set for all new sites


  • Bug fix: fixes compatibility issue with 5.2


  • Feature: new and improved single-page responsive settings page
  • Feature: easy user invitations
  • Feature: beautiful introduction and tutorial to Clef
  • Feature: finer grained password controls
  • Feature: restructured code base for easier integrations

  • Bug fix: fix override URL issue

  • Bug fix: fix issue where upgrades are detected incorrectly


  • New feature: Clef account is automatically connected when you set up a new account
  • New feature: clarifies settings language so it's a little bit clearer
  • Bug fix: resolves issue with badge prompt displaying multiple times


  • New feature: automatically add a badge showing off that your login is protected by Clef
  • New feature: adds framework for adding translations to plugin
  • Various stability fixes

  • New feature: hides login with Clef button if Clef is not configured
  • Bug fix: fixes issue with mobile login where Clef would not work


  • New feature: force users with certain permissions to log in with Clef
  • New feature: force multisite settings on sub-site users
  • New feature: adds integration with BruteProtect
  • Compatibility update: supports 3.7+


  • New feature: adds support using Clef on multisite networks (currently only supports single-domain setups)
  • New feature: warns user if they try and disable passwords without a connected Clef account
  • New developer feature: restructures plugin to allow easier development
  • New developer feature: adds testing framework


  • Bug fix: fixes issue caused by Clef applications that did not request last name from users
  • Bug fix: adds state parameter to OAuth flow for connecting a Clef account to a WordPress account


  • New feature: require Clef authentication for all users with optional override key. When this new setting is selected, Clef for WordPress enables true password-free WordPress authentication by hiding the default login form and requiring Clef authentication for all users. If the need arises, you can set an optional override key to allow password logins at a secret URL. Secure keys can be generated automatically, or you can input your own key.
  • New feature: lost password reset protection. If you are running Clef for WordPress in hybrid mode, then lost password resets are disabled for Clef users only. If you are running in full Clef mode, then lost password resets are disabled for all users.
  • New feature: Clef for WordPress' settings are deleted on uninstall


  • Updated feature: better error messages
  • Various bug fixes


  • New feature: connect any Clef account to any WordPress account. This feature removes the restriction on matching emails on Clef and WordPress accounts.


  • New feature: better error messages
  • Fix for FPD
  • Various bug fixes


  • New feature: JavaScript logout through heartbeat API


  • New feature: autofill setup variables
  • Changes tested WP compatibility version
  • Various bug fixes


  • Updated feature: instead of changing Clef-enabled users' passwords every time they sign in to WordPress, usernames and passwords are entirely disabled for Clef accounts


  • New feature: single sign-off. When you sign out of your phone, you sign out of all of your WordPress sites.
  • New feature: greater password protection. If a site admin opts-in, a user's passwords will be reset to a random 40 characters every time they sign in.


  • Beautified WordPress login form with Clef
  • New feature: setup wizard for easy install


  • Updates for Clef v2 API


  • Added an admin "pointer" to call out the configuration screen on new installs
  • User registration


  • Initial release: log in using the Clef app.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-7-21
Downloads: 59,850


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