Ever thought that remembering passwords for logging-in to each and every account on the web like emails, websites and services is a hard task? Then the good news is that you don’t have to remember the password of your WordPress site anymore – the only thing that you’ll need to do is to scan the QR code on the WordPress login page and you’re in. Let’s take a closer look at how this can be done.
Some might think that typing a username and password is not a big deal and they can easily remember that. This is true, but what if you’re using a public computer that has key loggers? You don’t want to risk your username and password, do you? That’s where No More Passwords, a WordPress plugin can help you to login to your WordPress site by just scanning a QR code which is displayed in the WordPress login screen.
How to Login to WordPress With a QR Code
Download, install and activate No More Passwords. Once you activate the plugin, you will be able to see a QR code in your WordPress login page. Now, pick up your smartphone and install a QR Reader app if you don’t have it already. Launch the QR code Reader app and then scan the login page with the QR application.
If this is the first time you’re doing this, then you’ll need to enter the username and password in your mobile phone. From next time, all you need to do is to scan the QR code and you’ll be logged-in automatically. When the cookies in your mobile phone expire after a week or two, you’ll need to again enter the login details.
Jack Reichert, the developer of this plugin says that this is a very secure plugin:
- Username/password are never passed back and forth, only the unique hash.
- Hash is removed from the database once it’s used, old hashes that haven’t been used can’t be unless the database is hacked, but then you have bigger issues.
- All database queries of the hash have been escaped to prevent XSS attacks.
Even after activating the plugin, if you are more comfortable to login by entering the username and password, then you can login by this method too. Also don’t forget the login details, as you’ll need still need those details when the cookies expire in your mobile phone.
This is surely an interesting way to login to WordPress, without the need to enter the login details every time. Simply scan the QR code and you’re good to go. Try it out and let me know your opinion on this plugin.
Also Read: How to Add QR Code to Each WordPress Post