by Maruti Mohanty · Published July 5, 2015 · Last modified August 12, 2015
WP Double Protection is a simple, light weight plugin which allows the user to have a second password option for logging in. With this option you can make your site extra secure and extra difficult for hackers to get in.
This plugin works with the available wordpress hooks and encrypts the second password like WordPress does by default to the first one before saving it in the database.
This plugin gives the WordPress password strength indicator for the second password section too in the user profile.
Once the plugin is activated, it adds a second password field to the WordPress login form and also a set of fields in the user profile in the backend for the user to set a different second password.
Once the plugin is activated, both the passwords are needed to be entered for logging in henceforth. Until unless one has not set a different second password in the user profile, the second password would be same as the first or main password of the site. After setting up a different password, the next time the user logins in, the user needs to login using the corresponding passwords.
For now, if you lost either of the password, you can reset your passwords by following the “Lost your password” link. Using this you can reset your main password and once that is done the second password will also be reset to the main or first password and after logging in user can set a different second password from the user profile again.
With version 1.1, the second password doesn’t get reset on reactivating the plugin. The only way to reset the second password is to reset the password following the “Lost your password” link, which will set the second password to same as the newly set main password.