Plugin Review: Emergency Password Reset

Plugin Review: Emergency Password Reset

Have you had your WordPress site compromised because a user had a poor password? Well after your conversation about how 12345 is not a secure password install and activate”Emergency Password Reset” and reset all the passwords and automatically email them out to your users.

Emergency Password Reset

When you click reset passwords, the plugin recreates random passwords for every user and emails them the new password. This doesn’t prevent future hacks, your quality of host, and preferably being on a Managed WordPress hosting solution, will help that.

Here are some other steps for security you can take.

2-step Authentication

The best solution that we use and is provided by WordPress. Install and activate JetPack, then activate the 1 click sign in option. A account is required for this, but doesn’t take long to set up.

After setting up your account, and getting JetPack up and running, you can now setup 2 step authentication.

Here’s what you need, something you have, something you know, that’s it.

In 2013, Apple released TouchID which lets users unlock their iPhones using their fingerprints. This technology is interesting because the fingerprints are stored locally on the phone, not in the cloud where they would be easier for hackers to steal. But once you get past your devices personal security, go to your Android or App Store and get Google’s Authenticator app.

Why the app?


Well if you don’t mind a text message every time you login then no need for it, but the app helps with managing your accounts if you have more than one. Otherwise you can have multiple rows appear for each account you have to enable authentication to secure your logins.


After going to you can click the “login with” button and you’ll be directed to login with a 6 digit temporary key. If using the app, you’ll have only 30 seconds before a new key appears, so type quickly. Before clicking ok, if available, make sure you tick the box to the left for 30 day remember or you’ll have to do this the next time you login.


See our upcoming article on how to setup 2-step authentication in Jetpack and next week, or contact us to secure your sites login.

I have been in marketing and technology for more than 20 years and have worked in many industries and worn many hats. From independent consultant, to cooking school, to establishing technology centers, it was a Spirit led adventure that landed me in the president & owner’s seat at Element 502.

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