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Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator for your WordPress blog.


41 reviews
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4 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
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5 stars
Does what it says, but does it well
By , for WP 3.5.1

The plug-in adds a simple (but important) feature, but does this very well.

Settings are per-user so a higher level of security is not imposed on users who really don't need it (non-admins etc).

There are no unnecessary pages, links or adds added. The settings are neatly tucked in the user's profile, and don't look out of place.

My only suggestion would be to add a link to the plugin's section on the profile page from the plugins page (next to 'deactivate' and 'edit'). Just for ease of finding the settings (I'm use to plugins adding pages under the settings / plugins / tools tab that I instinctively look their first :) )

Great plug-in! Thank you Henrik!

5 stars
Everyone should have this plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

Plugin is setup in a couple of seconds and works as advertised.

Every WordPress blog or website owner should have this plugin!

5 stars
Fantastic Plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

Awesome work !

Its a must have for all the wordpress sites.

5 stars
Google 2-Step Awesomeness
By , for WP 3.8

2-Step Authentication is becoming more and more prevalent. Not having it on a WordPress website simply doesn't make sense. Anyone who has a WordPress website should install the Google Authenticator plugin for their 2-Step Authentication protection.

I did recently have an issue, with newly added Man in the Middle protection, but Henrik took it upon himself to locate the problem and find a solution. He will be providing additional info, via an FAQ, so this issue doesn't resurface, for others.

While I am now rating this plugin 5 Stars, I do have a feature suggestion. Even with this plugin installed, not all users, are electing to use the Google Authenticator 2-step Authentication, to protect their account. Those users, not using it, get confused, when accessing the login screen, because the login screen still asks them for the Google Authenticator Code, even if they aren't using it. While I understand this issue is explained for them, in a tool-tip, it seems a slightly different process could be better used. I would suggest that the 2-Step Authentication not occur on the same screen as the username/password, but in a screen after the username/password has been entered/validated. Then the Authentication screen could be displayed only for those users electing to use it, which is how most apps use 2-Step Authentication, anyway.

5 stars
Works well
By , for WP 3.5.1

Simple, easy, fast.

Easy to configure, easy to use! :)

5 stars
perfect plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

works perfect.
configured for woocommerce.
little html issue:
close label tag before input field in function loginform()

5 stars
By ,

Excellent security enhancement plugin. Highly recommended!

5 stars
Cant believe its free
By ,

With all the hacking thats been going on. This is a must for any administrator!

5 stars
Slightly confusing but excellent
By , for WP 3.5.1

Simply its great to have the extra level of authentication and its nice to see that the Plugin creator has been creating other similar authentication plugins.

I couldn't figure out how it worked initially. There's no settings associated with it, or anything to indicate what you should do. Eventually it becomes obvious that you have to enable it on a per-user basis. Each user has to log-in and activate it for themselves. It also doesn't give a very useful default title for the description - meaning everyone has to update that.

5 stars
Awesome! Every WordPress User Should Have
By , for WP 3.5.1

Absolutely great work. This is my must have wordPress plugins that every wordpress user should have installed on their site. work great with my every wordpress website.. cheers..

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