Setup Two Step Verification in WordPress

Edited by Djinu, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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  1. 1
    We log into our WordPress account
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    In this video, it has been done.
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  2. 2
    We move the cursor to the "Plugins" icon and click "Plugins" in the left-hand column
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  3. 3
    Once "Plugins" loads up, we click "Add New"
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  4. 4
    We search for "Google authenticator"
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    There will be a few options. We can install "Google Authenticator" if we want to pick the option with the greatest number of installations (over 10,000). However, this is not the best plugin. While the next one in the list has just over 300 installations, it has recently been updated and has a check that means that it is compatible with the version of WordPress that we are using.
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  5. 5
    We click "Install Now" under "Two-Factor Authentication (Google Authenticator)"
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  6. 6
    We click "Activate Plugin"
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  7. 7
    We click the plugin icon in the left column
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  8. 8
    We enter our phone number
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    LastPass will generate a password for us.
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  9. 9
    We open our email
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  10. 10
    We click the email from "miniOrange"
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    We copy the one-time passcode
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    We paste the set up code and click "Validate OTP"
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  13. 13
    We click "Setup Two-Factor"
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  14. 14
    We click "Google Authenticator"
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  15. 15
    We click the phone type
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    In this video, we click "iPhone".
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    We open Google Authenticator
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    We tap on the plus icon in the Google Authenticator top bar
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    We tap "Scan barcode"
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    We scan the barcode.
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    We enter the authorization code in the "Code:" input box
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  20. 20
    We click "Verify and Save"
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    Now, we can log out of our account
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  22. 22
    We log in
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  23. 23
    Once we click "Log in", we will be prompted for the "miniOrangeAuth" code
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    We enter it.
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  24. 24
    We click "Validate"
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    We will have access to our WordPress site.
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Video: Setup Two Step Verification in WordPress

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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Djinu

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