How To Add A Security Question To WordPress Login Page
April 11th, 2017 | by Ravi Chahar || 10 Comments |
Every now and then people are afraid of their websites’ security. It’s natural because many websites get hacked every year.
Have you ever thought to add a security question to WordPress login page? Well, this is one of the security layers you can add to your WordPress website.
For WordPress beginners, it’s a challenge to harden their website security. They try seeking for the right resources but fail.
In this tutorial, you will learn to add a security question to WordPress login page.
Why Do You Need To Add A Security Question
There are many websites with multiple users which can be targetted by the hackers due to the vulnerabilities. If you have a single user website then it’s more important.
You may not have taken enough security actions. You may read many times about the brute force attack which are basically implemented on the login page.
Whenever you add a security plugin, you can easily see the number of fake login attempts.
That’s the reason you should add an extra layer of security. Adding a security question will act like another password.
If you want to add more users then it will help you all.
Start Adding The Security Question To Different Pages
The best thing about using WordPress is its plugins. To accomplish this task too, you have to use a security question plugin.
Install and activate WP Security Question plugin.
After installation, you will see a new option (WP Security Questions) in the WordPress admin panel. Open its settings and you will see the list of question you can use.
If you scroll down, you will see an option to add more questions. This is great because you can add your own security question.
And it’s always recommended to use a custom question so that only you can have access to your WordPress website.
Just below it, you will see a few more options to choose the page at which you want to enable the security question.
On the login page, registration page, and password change page. The choice is yours whether you want it only on the login page or on all.
Don’t forget to save the settings.
For every user, you can easily set your own question by navigating to Users>>Your Profile and scroll down.
You will see “My security question”. Choose your question and enter the answer. Save the settings and you’re done.
Whenever you or anyone else will try to open the WordPress login page, an extra field asking the security question will also appear.
Along with the question, fill your answer and login to your admin panel. If you have used it for your password change page then it will appear there too.
Though it’s recommended to remove password lost link from your WordPress login page for security concerns but still if you keep it then don’t forget to add a security question.
Depending on your settings, the question box will appear along with all the login fields.
Congrats, you have successfully added another security to your website.
Can You Now Add A Security Question To WordPress login Page
Most of the beginners fret a lot which they shouldn’t. You can’t learn until you try. Using a WordPress plugin is easy and the plugin configuration isn’t hard as it seems.
All the options mentioned in the list are the most common questions you can easily see at any membership website. Many e-commerce websites have also enabled it.
I hope it was not hard to add a security question to WordPress login page. If you still have any doubt, feel free to drop a comment.