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iThemes Released a New Feature to the iThemes Security Plugin

iThemes Security Plugin has been released with a new update and a new feature which “Restrict WordPress Logins to either Email Address or Username”.

iThemes, the developers of iThemes Security Plugin (formerly Better WP Security) announce the release of a new update to the free and premium version of the plugin with a new feature to the security plugin which “Restrict WordPress Logins to either Email Address or Username”.

By default, WordPress allows users to log in to their dashboard by using either an email address or username. What the the latest version of iThemes Security does s to adds a new setting to allow you to restrict WordPress logins to only accept email addresses or usernames or use the both (the default).

This new feature in the iThemes Security plugin adds a new setting in WordPress Tweaks with three options for restricting WordPress logins:

  • Email Address and Username (Default) – Allow users to log in using their user’s email address or username. This is the default WordPress behavior.
  • Email Address Only – Users can only log in using their user’s email address. This disables logging in using a username.
  • Username Only – Users can only log in using their user’s username. This disables logging in using an email address.

This new feature is available in for users of iThemes Security using Version 6.6 for the free version of the iThemes Security Plugin and Version 4.5 for iThemes Security Plugin Pro

The setting for this new feature can be found in WordPress Tweaks from the iThemes Security > Settings page in your WordPress dashboard. You’ll see the Login with Email Address or Username section at the bottom of the screen. This is highlighted in white below.

 

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You can then select from the drop-down your preferred setting: Email Address and Username (Default), Email Address Only or Username Only.

Click the Save Settings button to save your changes.

Depending on your selection, the WordPress login screen will then reflect your chosen setting.

 

WordPress sites can be an easy target for attacks because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords and obsolete software. And one of the ways to secure a WordPress site is to install a security plugin.

 

iThemes Security Plugin is a security plugin that can be used to harden the security of a WordPress Website. It has a free version which can be downloaded from the WordPress repository and a Pro Version which can be downloaded from the iThemes main website.

 The iThemes Security Plugin (free and Pro Version) performs FOUR major functions

OBSCURE:

iThemes Security hides common WordPress security vulnerabilities, preventing attackers from learning too much about your site and away from sensitive areas like your site’s login, admin, etc.

DETECT:

iThemes Security monitors your site and reports changes to the filesystem and database that might indicate a compromise. iThemes Security also works to detect bots and other attempts to search vulnerabilities.

OBSCURE:

iThemes Security hides common WordPress security vulnerabilities, preventing attackers from learning too much about your site and away from sensitive areas like your site’s login, admin, etc.

RECOVER:

iThemes Security makes regular backups of your WordPress database, allowing you to get back online quickly in the event of an attack. Use iThemes Security to create and email database backups on a customizable schedule.

 

According to iThemes ” iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) gives you over 30+ ways to secure and protect your WordPress site. Most WordPress admins don’t know they’re vulnerable, but iThemes Security works to lock down WordPress, fix common holes, stop automated attacks and strengthen user credentials. With advanced features for experienced users, our WordPress security plugin can help harden WordPress”.

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