A secure account or website is everybody’s priority. We have so much information in them that the threat of getting them lost or stolen is a huge matter of concern. Many businesses and corporates have an added layer of security in their login attempts – choosing the security question. The security question serves as an identity verification and thus helps make your website more secure. Therefore, as the topic is of quite big importance, we are here with another tutorial on how to add security questions to WordPress login screen.
Why do I need to add security questions to WordPress login screen?
Protecting your WordPress admin area is of a prime concern. There are many ways to do that even. However, on a multi-user website, one usually has to choose between user-experience and security. That is where security questions come to play. When you add security questions to WordPress login screen, a new layer of protection is enabled. The security question acts as an identity verification as well as an additional password.
Most of us who’ve been regular users of the e-mail are familiar with the security question feature. It was used mostly to reset forgotten passwords. The users can choose from a list of questions and add an answer to that question unique to themselves. Adding security questions greatly reduce the chances of your website being hacked.
Here’s how you can add security questions to WordPress login screen
WordPress has never been difficult to operate or use. There are different themes and plugins available for any purpose you may need or can think of.
Similarly, there exists a plugin which makes it easier for you to add security questions to WordPress login screen. So you first have to install the plugin WP Security Question. You can follow our tutorials on adding plugins should you need help installing.
Activate the WP Security Question Plugin. Go to Settings → Security Questions to Setup the questions.
A list of default questions will appear. If you wish, you can also add your own questions by clicking on the Add more option at the bottom. As you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will find the options to enable the security questions on login screen, registration and forgot password screen.
Check the ones you need for your website and click on Save Setting to save the changes you made.
A piece of cake, isn’t it? That is all. After you save your settings, you will be greeted with a change in your login screen. The “register new user” dialog box will also have similar changes. Below the password field, you can find the security questions. You will be required to choose your security question and answer it.
The registered users on your site can visit their Profile → My security question to choose a security question for themselves and add an answer.
So, that is all there’s to it. We hope this article answers your questions on how to add security questions to WordPress login screen. Thanks to WP Security Question plugin, securing your website has never been easier.
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