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Setting up WordPress for Android app (9 posts)

  1. psheld
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi, can someone point me to definitive instructions on how to set up the WordPress Android app with this Google Authenticator plugin.

    I've seen links to the wordpress.com instructions, but they don't translate to self-hosted.

    Thanks in advance.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-authenticator/

  2. mbrsolution
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi psheld, you can try the following tutorial.

    Let me know if that helps you.

    Kind regards

  3. psheld
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thanks mbrsolution, but I have Google Authenticator working just fine for browser login. My challenge is getting the WordPress Android app working too.

  4. mbrsolution
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Okay sorry for the misunderstanding. What have you done so far that is not working for you?

  5. psheld
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thanks. I've gone to Users in WordPress admin, and ticked the box "Enable App Password". When I type this password into the Android App I'm told:

    "ERROR: The Google Authenticator code is incorrect or has expired."

  6. mbrsolution
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Have you tried to scan the barcode with your android app? That is what I did with my iPhone app. I placed the camera focusing on the barcode that shows on your account. The app identifies the barcode and adds the account to the app. Then all you have to do is when you try to log into your account the app will reveal a passcode to enter on your login. Remember that passcode will refresh in about 60 seconds or so.

    Try that and let me know if that helps you.

  7. psheld
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thanks for trying to help here mbrsolutions, but I think we have crossed lines.

    I have Google Authenticator set up perfectly. I can go to /wp-admin, enter my username, password and Authenticator code, and I'm in. That's not the problem.

    The problem is being able to use the WordPress app for Android.

  8. mbrsolution
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Once again sorry :) I seem to be misunderstanding you. It must be late at night.

    Unfortunately for you I don't have an android phone to test your issue :(

    Sorry about this.

  9. psheld
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I met two people at a conference on Saturday who have the same problem as me, as documented here. We were hoping to find someone else at the conference who'd cracked it, but no-one came foreword. Frustrating.

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