WordPress is the most powerful and popular Content Management System (CMS) for bloggers and website owners alike. But due to its immense popularity, it has also become the main target for hackers who look for a soft target. If one of your accounts/passwords is hacked and cracked, security leak and other issues can put your other accounts in danger. To that end, you need to install an authenticator plugin for your website so whenever a hacker guesses your username and password, they won’t be able to log in to your site without a code or token, because it’s usually connected to your mobile device.

In today’s article, we’re going to share with you 10 of the best free and premium Google authenticator plugins for WordPress. Most of them are free, so make sure to check out what suits you and your website best.

Let’s jump right in!

IM Login Dongle

IM Login Dongle

The IM Login Dongle is a simple yet powerful WordPress plugin that’s adds a two-step verification to log in. The great thing about this is that it doesn’t require a mobile device, and pretty much everyone has an IM account these days.

Clef

Clef

This WordPress plugin replaces passwords with simple, strongly encrypted, two-factor authentication using your mobile device. It’s the easiest, most secure way to log in to your WordPress-based website. No passwords, no temporary codes – just pure single sign-on/off.

Centrora Security

Centrora Security

Centrora Security is a plugin for WordPress that’s modified from OSE Firewall Security; protecting your WordPress websites from attacks and hacking. It has built-in malware and security scanner to help you identify any security risks, malicious codes, spam, virus, SQL injection, and any other security issues.

SZ

SZ

This plugin integrates Google products in your WordPress site, with strong focus on widgets provided by the social network, Google+. There are lots of Google products, and so this plugin will be some sort of “step-to-step” development which will be developed a little bit at a time, depending on the availability of time that the developers can devote to it.

Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator

The Google Authenticator is a WordPress plugin that provides two-factor authentication using the Google Authenticator app for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry. If you want to keep your site secure, you may already have installed the app on your smartphone, using it for two-factor authentication on Gmail, Dropbox, LastPass, Amazon, etc. This two-factor authentication requirement can be enabled on a per-user basis, and can be activated for your admin account, although log-in is as usual with less privileged accounts.

Google Authenticator for WordPress

Google Authenticator for WordPress

If you’re concerned about your site’s security, then consider two-factor authentication. With this plugin, you can add an extra layer of security to your accounts by requesting a one-time password, in addition to standard username or password credentials. The plugin uses the Google Authenticator app, which is available on Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry. Download the app on your mobile device and install this plugin on your site. After activating it and generating a secret key, you’ll be able to add the site to your app by scanning a QR code. You’re all set!

Front-end Membership Modules

Front-end Membership Modules

Front-end Membership Modules is a WordPress plugin that lets you easily extend the authentication layer of your website. Some of its key features is to display the login form, registration form with custom form fields, Edit Profile form with custom fields and user avatar uploads, reset password form, and logout features on the frontend of your site. It also enables you to integrate social media connect like Facebook Connect, Twitter login and registration, Google+ and LinkedIn with custom profile fields, and more.

5sec Google Authenticator 2-Step Login Protection

5sec Google Authenticator 2-Step Login Protection

This plugin for WordPress adds bank-grade security to your website, powered by Google. Every login requires a new, unique, and time-restrained OTP (one-time password) that your phone generates, so even if someone knows your password, they won’t be able to log in. If someone tricks you into clicking “Remember Password” on an unsafe computer or if someone steals an old OTP, it won’t matter because they’re valid for only 2 minutes!

OTP and Passwords

OTP and Passwords

OTP and Passwords is a WordPress plugin that enforces a password policy for short/weak passwords, based on real hacking attacks. The plugin works with Smart Crib (Password S-CRIB), Google Authenticator, Pledge (McAfee), DS3 Oath, AuthWay Token, and other notable OTP generators. It creates QR codes and allows you to type OTP secrets manually.

Aurora Objects for WordPress

Aurora Objects for WordPress

This plugin for WordPress automatically copies any media added through WordPress’ media uploader, to Aurora Objects. From there, it will automatically replace the URL to each media file, along with their respective Aurora Objects URL. Image thumbnails will also be copied and delivered via the plugin.