How To Enable Two-Factor Authentication By Mini Orange in WordPress

WordPress Two-Factor Authentication by Mini Orange

Do you ever wonder how to authenticate login in WordPress? In fact, if you are concern about WordPress security one of the best ways to secure your site is by enabling two-factor authentication.

But wait, what is this thing and how can I add this to my WordPress site or blog? You might ask.

In this article, we’ll walk you through how to add WordPress two-factor authentication, and as well as the benefits having this enable on your site.

Benefits of Using 2-Factor Authentication in WordPress

There is a lot of reasons why site owners enabled 2-step authentication on their website, some of the common ones are:

  • Adds extra level of security
  • Protect site against phishing

How important is two-factor authentication? Here’s how Hannah Giles shares 12 facts and stats that explains that.

How To Enable 2-Factor Authentication in WordPress Using miniOrange Authenticator

First thing you need to do is install and activate the two-factor authentication plugin by miniOrange. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, the plugin adds a “miniOrange 2-Factor” menu item to your WordPress admin bar. Clicking on it will take you to the plugin’s settings page.

miniOrange Account Setup

miniOrange Account Setup

Here you can setup an account or login if you already registered with miniOrange. Enter required information:

  • A valid email address
  • Company/organization
  • A strong password

Then hit “Submit” button.

You will be asked to validate One Time Passcode (OTP). You can get this information to the email provided above. Now, go to your account and look for the code which looks something the image below.

One Time Passcode code by miniOrange

One Time Passcode code by miniOrange

After entering your One Time Passcode click on the “Validate OTP” button to save your settings.

Validate OTP 2-Factor Authentication by miniOrange

Validate One Time Passcode, 2-factor Authentication by miniOrange

In case OTP code expires, just click on the “Resend OTP” to received new code.

Other Configurable Two-Factor Method

  • OTP Over SMS
  • Soft Token
  • QR Code Authentication
  • Push Notification
  • Google Authenticator
  • Authy 2-Factor Authentication
  • Security Questions( KBA )
  • Phone Call Verification (Premium)

Alright, you’re all set.

So, the next time you log in you’ll receive an email with a link. You have to click the ACCEPT or DENY link to verify your access.

WordPress 2 Factor Authentication Plugin

That’s all, we hope this article helped you learn how to authenticate login in WordPress using the miniOrange authenticator plugin. You may also want to see our guide on the best two-factor authentication plugins for WordPress.

Have you tried this plugin on your website or blog? Share with us your experience in the comment below.


About the Author:

Rodney Lacambra is the founder and editor of WPMakeSite Blog and is a freelance WordPress Developer by profession. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.


  1. Pile May 2, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I just made a website after reading your articles . Thanks

    • Rodney Lacambra May 2, 2017 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      Glad you already did. I hope you’re following this method of authenticating WordPress login. Thanks for dropping by.

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