Not surprisingly, I now do not even bother to ask such question as “Do you want to shield your site?” to start the article, because I know so well the answer.
Bad news: As everything gets improved with time, so do the attacks! Since hackers know that we would do everything in our ability to shield our websites, they just keep coming up with more tricks and techniques to make us fall into their traps. Statistics to prove this point can be found at the website of Symantec Corporation, as in 2016, most bank robbers were armed with computers, not guns when they stole billions of dollars out of virtual banks. It is also found out that America is the biggest target for ransomware scammers, and the average ransom has increased by 266%, with an average demand of $1,077 per victim.
Shivering? Don’t! Because the good news is also here: Our security shield has been improved too! Whatever the hackers have in their mind, I promise that we can outshine them. They tricks? We have treats! Oriented by such an aim, the brand new UNLOQ WordPress Two Factor Authentication Plugin was brought to life! One more feature added, one more security layer added. The new version, anyway, certainly was added far more than just one feature!
Eager to find them out? Good. Follow me!
What Is New in the New UNLOQ WordPress Two Factor Authentication Plugin?
In case you don’t know, I have written about this marvelous plugin when it was released for the first time. You can always come read about its past version and compare the two to have a deeper understanding.
That being said, right now I will start introducing the new version!
As many of you have already known, this plugin works as a security shield for your WordPress websites. It protects user accounts against such activities as phishing, password-reuse, key-logging and other attacks. However, like I said before, hackers have never given up on new ways to attack us. Thus, the team at UNLOQ.io never has never stopped improving their products either! Aiming at providing bloggers, small businesses, and organizations with a safe environment, the team has spent the whole summer on work to release the new version!
What I really adore about the team is that it always put its customers first. Knowing how tiring it is to work with two factor authentication, it now allows users to choose the authentication type they prefer.
Customers can choose from:
- UNLOQ only
- Password only
- Password and UNLOQ as the second factor
And when you choose to use UNLOQ, rest assured to be satisfied by its three-mechanism system. As I have elaborated on the three mechanisms in my other post, you can always refer to it when you want! What are the three ways?
- Push notification
- Time-based one time password
How about our new features? Check them out!
Like I mentioned above, the team at UNLOQ.io have added several cool features into the plugin. As time and space are limited, I cannot present them all. So, what follows are all chosen carefully to be introduced!
1. 60-Second Setup at Ease
Knowing how daunting the setup phase can be, the team tried to make it as fast and easy as possible by introducing the 60-second setup feature. With this feature, you will need no more than 1 minute to get everything done! In this way, you can clearly save up so much time and energy to do something else that is more profitable, like working on your WordPress website!
Anyway, as details about how to set it up are all included in its blog, I will not elaborate on it here. You can read it and carry it out piece by piece, or, if you’d like to grasp everything before getting down to work, there is a tutorial video which is just perfect for you!
2. Fully Customizable Appearances
For what I see, UNLOQ has achieved something that is worth praising, that is, combining technology and design. In the new version, they even raised this achievement higher by allowing users to customize the look and feel of the plugin however they like.
In this regard, you can pick your own colors; you can also upload logos and backgrounds so that everything matches with the appearance of your site!
3. Convenient Role-based Authentication
What is more, you can always choose the roles you would like to enforce two factor authentication or UNLOQ only!
This feature, for me, is a bomb! Besides the convenience it offers, it also acts as another security shield for your website. What you need to do is decide which role you want to have the pre-defined permissions of UNLOQ or the two factor authentication. In addition to convenience and security, the feature leaves you with many more advantage. For example, you can manage permissions and access to functionality easily from anywhere.
4. Flexible Login Choices
When I use the word “flexible”, I actually mean that the team has put so much effort and thoughts into the plugin on behalf of their users! So much that they decided to diversify methods of logging in! Users can choose to login with UNLOQ only, UNLOQ as a second factor or Password only!
Not only that! In order to maximize the ease of logging in, the creators of UNLOQ also allows users to log in through push notifications! Imagine how easy and time-saving it could be!
As I said, UNLOQ always puts customers first!
5. No Need of WordPress Login Any Longer
Have you ever thought how wonderful it could be when using a plugin helps free you from something you thought mandatory!
If you share the same liking, then I am happy to tell you that installing UNLOQ will release you from the compulsion of using WordPress login. From then on, whenever you want to register and authenticating users, UNLOQ rather than WordPress, will do it for you!
What Else Can You Get from UNLOQ?
Among the new thumb-ups, I really fancy two particular features. The first one, undoubtedly, is the quick set up. Not to mention the ease it brings, this 60-second setup feature also saves us so much time! The second feature that I am totally into is the possibility to log in through push notifications. Likewise, this feature is time-saving, yet very convenient for users. Anyway, apart from these two wonderful features and other features I mentioned in the previous part, does UNLOQ have anything else to satisfy you?
The answer is yes, indeed!
- With UNLOQ, you can also establish the plugin URL! The plugin helps you do this by changing the WordPress default authentication URL, hence you can have an URL of your own!
- What is more, the shortcode feature! You can now use shortcodes to add the elements you want to the authentication page.
- The new UNLOQ also lets you make the authentication page an overlay! So, feel free to add it as an overlay if you wish.
The new version is super cool, isn’t it? Throughout the article, I have, at my best, covered all the thumb-ups I would like to you have eyes on. So, to see what else apart from the else’s I have just given, give UNLOQ some time and discover it on your own!
Documentation and Support
In my first article about UNLOQ, I gave praises to the documentation page because it was meticulously detailed and so very much informative.
Time passes, my belief has not changed a bit, if not more favorable to it. Why? Because as they added more features into the plugin, the team at UNLOQ has clearly upgraded the documentation too. Besides the increased volume of information, the documentation remains to be well-written and clearly arranged for the sake of readers. You see, what was once good is now even better!
In case the solution to your problem cannot be found on the documentation page, the support team at UNLOQ is always ready to receive your email through the Contact page!
Take my advice as a customer, always go for the better! What never stops to amaze you is truly what you should put your faith it. UNLOQ is a pioneering example! Not only does it offer users awesome features as elaborated in my old article, it never stops researching and introducing new features, this time was the 60-second setup, easy customization, role-based authentication, WordPress login replacement, multiple choices of login methods, authentication page as an overlay and shortcode features!
What do you say, huh? Interested in owning something that never ceases to improve? If I were you, I’d definitely say yes and give the new UNLOQ a try!
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